Interim Head of School Dena Zook-Howell

Welcome from the Head of School

I would like to extend a warm welcome to The Banner School, Frederick County’s only non-sectarian independent day school, serving students in preschool (ages 3 and 4) through eighth grade.

We have an extraordinary educational program and a wealth of opportunities for every student. Here your child(ren) will find a safe and supportive environment both physically and emotionally, and intellectual curiosity, independent thinking, and individual creativity are developed and prized.

The Banner School takes pride in its diverse community. Here we do not merely represent and respect diversity; we genuinely embrace and celebrate it. 

The Banner School is a college-preparatory primary and middle school. All students receive an education to prepare them for success in high school and beyond; our intent is to equip each student with the skills, knowledge, values, competence, and confidence to become responsible and active citizens in our increasingly global society. We are proud of our school, of our students and their families, and of our alumni.

We hope that you will consider us for admission, but whether you are an old friend of the school or a newcomer to the community of Frederick, please come visit us … and experience “The Banner School Difference” for yourself.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Dena Zook-Howell

Interim Head of School