The Upper School

We provide a very competitive and excellent array of academic and co-curricular opportunities to our middle school students. The academic program includes: English & Reading throughout middle school, Science, and Social Studies/History. There are elective offerings in band, chorus, art, French and Spanish. Recommended middle school students may take Spanish I, French I and high school level math. We desire to prepare our middle school students to be successful in our rigorous high school program.

Our middle school is composed of students that come to us from a variety of feeder schools. We welcome students from public, Christian and other private schools as well as a number of students who have been home-schooled.

Middle School

Student Life

Middle school often gets a bad reputation, but at CCA we believe that the middle school years are some of the most important in the life of a student! With all the developmental and academic changes that occur during these years, it is our hope that we would come along side families to partner with parents in nurturing independent growth in a student’s faith and academic learning. We believe that the three years spent in middle school are a time when God enters into our lives in very special ways.

Our awesome middle school team works together to meet each student’s academic, athletic, artistic, and social needs. Each team member seeks to individually nurture student’s spiritual and emotional development in unique ways. It is important to us that middle school is a place where kids are cared for well. We recognize that middle school students are just emerging from the safety and security of elementary school.

Through the use of grade-level off campus retreats, sports teams, fine arts involvement, and developmentally appropriate chapels, our team creates a distinctive middle school experience right alongside our high school students. This allows for mentorship between middle and high school students, as their lives intersect throughout the day in our building.

Middle school boy asking if anyone has questions about middle school
Seniors talking at picnic table

High School

Student Life

“…The only thing that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” Gal 5:6

You are on this site for a reason… “we need a change” … “it is time for a new school”… “my child is in a bad school situation currently”… When you walk in our doors you will notice a couple of things. You will notice many smiling young people and adults. You will also see a very diverse community. Our racial and ethnic diversity represents Howard County and our region exceptionally well. We attract students who look different, live in different neighborhoods in the region and go to many different churches on Sunday morning. There is also great unity within this diverse community that exists in few other places.

A parent of two graduates recently said, “I love the fact Chapelgate is a place where a kid can still be a kid”. They contrasted the social and academic pressure that exists in so many other settings and are grateful that their students received everything they needed to be accepted into excellent colleges and prepare for great careers. They are more grateful that even in adulthood their memories of middle and high school are of forming life long friendships with classmates and teachers. Many of their teachers are still at CCA and some are still friends with whom they communicate long after high school.

Academics

Our academic program offers rigorous and competitive courses and learning opportunities. All objective measures indicate we meet or exceed public and private schools in our area. We desire to be a place that will come alongside parents, a place that will nurture a young person’s faith instead of demean it. We are a place that can meet a child’s academic, athletic, artistic and social needs without ignoring or marginalizing their spiritual needs as Christians. Chapelgate is a Christian school and is a place where young people can grow in every way. Some academic highlights:
  • 25 credits required to graduate
  • Traditional 7 period day
  • 9 AP classes & 9 Honors Courses
  • Many electives covering a wide variety of interests
  • Long-standing emphasis on STEM (Science, technology, engineering & math)
  • Learning Differences Program
  • Opportunities for internships, external classes & aide positions
  • Academic Honors students have received:
  • National Merit Scholars
  • National Achievement Scholars
  • National AP Scholars
  • Maryland Distinguished Scholars for Academic Achievement
  • Maryland Distinguished Scholars for Talent in the Arts
Student studying
Student studying on lawn

Outcomes

We are proud of the accomplishments of our graduates. Nearly 100% of our alumni pursue higher education- many at the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Graduates scattered near and far are engaged in widely varying professional pursuits. Even as a relatively young school, our alumni are finding their way to locations around the world working in industry, technology, law, medicine and ministry. Chapelgate has existed for over 25 years and we look forward to the next 25 years of impact on the lives of young people!

Nearly 100% of our alumni pursue higher education- many at the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Graduates scattered near and far are engaged in widely varying professional pursuits. Even as a relatively young school, our alumni are finding their way to locations around the world working in industry, technology, law, medicine and ministry. Chapelgate has existed for over 25 years and we look forward to the next 25 years of impact on the lives of young people!

School Counseling

The mission of the CCA School Counseling Department is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the academic and personal/social needs of all students in grades 6-12, with an emphasis on college readiness. In partnership with CCA teachers, parents/guardians, and administrators, the counseling office works to facilitate opportunities for students to acquire the educational and social competencies necessary for their chosen college and career.

Jessica Bates
Jess Hogsten
Director of School Counseling
410-442-5888 x164
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