Admissions FAQs

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • What kind of school is Concordia Prep?

    Concordia Prep school is a compassionate, Christ-centered community of servant leaders. Started in 1965, as Baltimore Lutheran School, Concordia Prep has a rich history of excellence in education, faith development, and community service. Serving grades 6 through 12, Concordia Prep is affiliated with the Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod and welcomes students from all backgrounds and religions.
  • What is the schedule?

    The school day begins at 8:05 am and school is dismissed at 2:55 pm.

    Middle School School begins at 7:55 am. Upper School School students that do not have a first period class at 7:55 am begin their school day at 8:40 am. Extra-Curricular Activities begin after school between 3:15 pm and 4:00 pm. 
  • When can students be dropped off and picked up?

    Students may be dropped off as early as 7:15 am. Upper School students, who are not participating in after school activities, may wait for rides in the Media Center.
    The EDP (Extended Day Program) is available to all Middle School students. Either directly after school, or after Middle Schoolers are finished sports/fine arts practices, they can go to the designated EDP teacher and stay until parents arrive by 6:00 pm.
  • Is the Middle School separate from the Upper School?

    There are separate buildings for the Upper and Middle School students. The Middle School begins their school day in Kuenne Hall where their lockers are located along with classrooms. The Upper School students begin their day in Hoffmeister Hall where their lockers are located. 
  • Does the Middle School interact with the Upper School?

    While Middle and Upper School students begin and end their day in their respective building, students may interact throughout the day during classes, chapels, advisories,  lunch, mentor/mentee program and school assemblies/functions. Middle School students can take upper-level math and foreign language classes in the Upper School building.
  • Do you have a program for students with special needs?

    The Giguere Program (formerly the STAR program) is designed for college-bound students with diagnosed learning differences. The program aims to ensure students with academic accommodations are offered those for classroom support and assessments. Additionally, Giguere provides resources and study strategies to promote skills assisting students to succeed independently at higher education levels. Giguere promotes each student’s individual strengths and fosters an environment of inclusive excellence. The Giguere Program is named for Mrs. Irene Giguere, who started the program at Concordia Prep in 1975. Learn More about the Giguere Program.
  • What type of technology do you use at Concordia Prep?

    Students should bring their own personal device to use at Concordia Prep. Concordia Prep offers devices during the day from the Technology Office if a student needs a loaner device for the day. Below is a list of the personal device requirements the Concordia Prep School Tech Committee has established for our students/families to consider:
    1. The device must be a laptop or a tablet with a 7” or larger screen size.
    2. The device must use a supported operating system that is actively updated by the manufacturer, i.e. Microsoft Windows 10 or Apple iOS 13.
    3. The device must have a modern, fully-featured web browser; such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. **The device must be able to specifically run the Google Chrome web browser.
    4. The device must have fully functional, active anti-virus/anti-malware software (most modern computers have built-in software tools). **Tablets; such as iPads or Chromebooks are excluded from this requirement.
    5. The device must have a functioning built-in camera.
    6. A full-sized keyboard is strongly recommended.
    7. **Personal devices should have a battery life of at least 6-7 hours. Students must bring personal devices to school fully charged each day.
    8. In order for the device to be fully compatible with our school’s wireless network, it should have been purchased within the last 5 years.
    We also recommend the student carries the device in a protective case, sleeve, or laptop bag. The school’s Technology Department is not authorized to repair a student’s personal computer.

    The CPS technology department recommends the following devices: Windows 10 laptop, Apple MacBook, Microsoft Surface, and Google Chromebook.

    Download this flyer with all the details and please contact Mrs. Amanda Trapani, Director of Technology, if you have any questions or concerns about the recommended BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) student policy at
  • What is the dress code?

    Lands’ End is a provider of school uniform polo shirts, skorts, shorts, and sweaters. All these uniform pieces must be purchased through Lands’ End

    Students also have the option to wear a button down oxford dress shirt (white or powder blue) along with dress pants; a variety of color options are available. Dress Pants and Dress Shirts may be purchased at other vendors outside of Land’s End
  • Is there lunch available?

    Concordia Prep has a newly-renovated cafeteria that offers hot lunch each day. Concordia Prep partners with Heaven Sent Catering  to provide hot and other options for lunch. Students may also bring their own lunch and are able to use the school’s microwaves to heat/reheat lunch items.
  • Is there transportation to campus?

    Concordia offers bus service from Catonsville and Harford County.

    • Harford County Bus Route: Harford Mall, 696 Belair Road, Bel Air, MD 21014, stopping at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School, 12022 Jerusalem Rd, Kingsville, MD 21087 continuing to Concordia Preparatory School, 1145 Concordia Drive Towson, Maryland 21286.
    • Catonsville Bus Route: Ingleside Shopping Center, 5668 Baltimore National Pike, Catonsville, Maryland 21228, stopping at 7405 Liberty Road and continuing to Concordia Preparatory School, 1145 Concordia Drive, Towson, Maryland 21286
  • Is tuition assistant available?

    Yes, you may apply for financial aid and scholarships. Please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page for more information.
  • What type of clubs/after school activities are available?

    Concordia Prep offers a variety of clubs each year based upon student interest. Clubs meet bi-monthly during the school day and after school. Below is a sampling of clubs for the 2023-2024 school year. Students are encouraged to suggest new club ideas to the administration.
    • Middle School Clubs: Aquaponics, Art, Drama, Latino Culture & Exploration, Lego, Movie, Music Exploration, Robotics, and Wellness
    • Upper School Clubs: Aquaponics. Art, BSA (Black Student Association), FCA (Federation of Christian Athletes), FIFA, Drama, Home Economics, Maryland Math League, Robotics, Spanish, Ukulele, and Weight Lifting
  • What types of sports are available to the Middle and Upper School?

    Whether you are an experienced athlete with aspirations to play at the college level or interested in playing a sport for the first time – Concordia Prep has a place for you. The Upper School offers 19 competitive teams including at the JV and Varsity level and the Middle School offers 11 teams. In the past five years, the Concordia Prep SAINTS have won seven championships. Approximately 77 percent of the Concordia Prep student body participates in sports. Visit the Athletics portion of the site to learn more.
  • How do I apply to Concordia Prep?

    Visit the Application Process page for complete details about how to apply to Concordia Prep.
  • When can I visit Concordia Prep?

    The school holds evening Prospective Family Forums and an Open House in October. Students may also be a “Saint for the Day” and spend the school day at Concordia Prep. Visit the Visit Opportunities page for complete details. Tours of the school are available, but you must contact a member of the admissions team to schedule an appointment.