A mcdonogh tradition
Since 1873, boarding has been part of the McDonogh tradition. Today, Upper School students are given the opportunity to participate in a five-day boarding program that offers countless benefits beyond a traditional high school experience. As boarders, students enjoy all that the McDonogh campus has to offer while developing the independence, self-discipline, and responsibility that will be needed in college and beyond.
Students may board for the entire year or one term at a time. Download the application.
Please note: To qualify for boarding, a student’s primary residence must be within 90 miles of the McDonogh School campus in Owings Mills, Maryland. Exemptions may be made if the applicant has a relative (by blood or marriage ) within the 90-mile radius and that family member agrees to serve as a local host family on weekends and in cases of emergency. Due to the nature of our five-day boarding program, students must return home on weekends, and sometimes more frequently due to holidays, weather events, or illness. To learn more about the exemption application process, please contact the Director of Enrollment Management.