When Does Middle School Start in Prince George’s County?

The transition from middle school to high school

Middle school is an exciting time for students as it marks the transition from elementary school to high school. Parents and students commonly wonder when middle school starts in their county, especially if they are new to the area or considering moving there.


As a private school located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, we are here to provide answers and help families navigate this important stage in their child’s education, planning as best you can for your child’s future.


In Prince George’s County, middle school starts in 6th grade for public schools. This means that students will generally be around 11 or 12 years old when they enter middle school. However, there may be exceptions for students who show exceptional academic readiness or those with special circumstances. It is always best to check with the specific school or district for more details.


Middle School at Holy Trinity starts in 5th grade – we call this our High School Prep division, where students start to prepare for the transition into some of the top private and independent high schools in the Baltimore and Washington, DC area. At our private school, we understand that every child is unique and may have different needs when it comes to starting middle school. That’s why we offer a supportive learning environment to help students thrive during this transition.


We want to help best prepare you for the very important decisions that come with your child’s educational future. Whether you are considering private school for your middle schooler, or earlier at the preschool or elementary level – Holy Trinity is proud to be a leading school in Prince George’s County – enriching our students in the classroom and outside. Contact us for more information, we hope to answer any other questions you may have!