List of Maryland private schools getting publicly funded books, other materials

Here is a list of more than 300 Maryland private schools that are receiving textbooks, computers and other materials that are being paid for by Maryland state public funds. I wrote a post, which you can read here, about the Maryland NonPublic Student Textbook Program, which, since 2001, has provided several million dollars in public funds for textbooks, computers and other resources that are purchased by the state Education Department and then given on loan to qualified private schools.

The list, for fiscal year 2013, includes Catholic, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Baptist, Lutheran and other religious schools as well as some secular private schools. The majority of schools are Catholic. The money, as explained in this post, comes from the Cigarette Restitution Fund, which  was created from the 1998 Master Tobacco Settlement Agreement with the tobacco industry and is intended to support health programs.

Schools that received an allocation of more than $30,000, in alphabetical order and as written on the department’s list, are:

Al Huda School … $48,600
Annapolis Area Christian School … $35,815
Archbishop Spalding High School … $54,144
Bais Yaakov School For Girls … $122,760
Bishop McNamara High School … $39,321
Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore … $40,680
Calvert Hall College High School … $52,635
DeMatha Catholic High School … $39,232
Elizabeth Seton High School … $50,850
Holy Redeemer School … $33,463
Immaculate Conception School … $33,951
The John Carroll School … $30,667
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy … $31,776
Monsignor Slade Regional Catholic School … $33,329
Mt. St. Joseph High School … $46,022
Notre Dame Preparatory School … $32,797
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School … $56,806
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School … $50,670
Riverdale Baptist School … $38,167
Sacred Heart School; P.O. Box 3672 … $30,045
Saint Mary’s Ryken … $31,155
School of the Incarnation … $35,326
St. Francis International School … $42,840
St. John the Evangelist School, $43,271
St. Margaret School … $30,755
St. Mary’s Elementary School … $36,436
Talmudical Academy of Baltimore … $83,430
Torah Institute of  Baltimore … $57,960

Here’s the full list:

Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.
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