The SEED School of Maryland (SEED Maryland) is a statewide, public, college-preparatory boarding school offering an extraordinary learning and living experience in preparation for college and beyond. The Maryland General Assembly passed legislation to establish the school which receives state, local and private funds. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) oversees the school and holds it accountable to state and federal standards for teaching and learning. By design and state law, SEED Maryland serves students who could most benefit from our 24-hour learning environment. You can learn about the at-risk criteria SEED Maryland students must meet here and on our Admissions page.

The SEED School of Maryland opened in 2008 as the second SEED school in the network, and graduated its first class in 2015. It currently serves 400 students in grades 6 through 12.The SEED School of Washington, D.C. opened in 1998, and The SEED School of Miami opened in 2014. All SEED students live on campus from Sunday evening through Friday afternoon.

Learn more about SEED Maryland's fascinating history through this brochure

Get to know us better through the SEED Network's 2018 Annual Report.


We believe that some students need a 24-hour learning environment to achieve their full potential. Our holistic model brings together a full suite of services--academic, social, emotional, physical and mental health services--and customizes it to meet each student's needs.

Our Core Values

Our core values drive everything we do--from our instructional practices to our school culture to the systems and processes we put in place each day:










Our Mission

Our mission is to present students from across the state with an exemplary education and living experience which equips them with the academic, critical thinking, and social skills that they will need in college and beyond.

We believe that together we will do great things. We accomplish this through caring relationships, collaboration, consistency, accountability and high expectations for all who teach, learn, live and serve in our community.

I honestly feel like I’m getting a private school education for free.
— Maia, SEED Maryland '15, Towson Student