This is McDonogh School’s 150th year! Join the celebration as we honor our rich history, recognize our present success, and look forward to a bright future.

McDonogh Legacy

The Legacy Campaign will advance McDonogh's distinctive educational experience far into the future. With a $90 million fundraising goal, your participation will enable the school to continue its 150-year legacy of academic excellence and access to education.

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150th Book

Becoming McDonogh School tells the captivating story of McDonogh’s first 150 years.


The Evolution of
McDonogh School


McDonogh School is founded just north of Baltimore City in Owings Mills, MD

McDonogh School opens its doors to twenty-one scholarship boys from Baltimore on November 21. Officer William Allan is selected as the first principal.

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