Holly Grove by the Numbers

550 Students

in Grades PK-12

56 Staff

on a 50-acre campus

425 Graduates


 $20 Million


Holly Grove is an independent, private, Christian, college preparatory, co-educational day school that was established in 1975 with 19 students, and has since grown to an enrollment of over 500 from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade. The campus is 10 miles north of the Maryland-Virginia border on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and draws its students from both states. 


Our Mission

Holly Grove partners with families to provide excellence in Christ centered academics by preparing students to live God-honoring lives.


Our Vision

Under God’s direction, HGCS will focus on the student’s spiritual, academic, social and physical development. Our goal is for students to enjoy a relationship with Jesus Christ and become mature disciples of His Word. Since our main objective is to glorify God, we commit ourselves to lead by example in scholarship, vocation and lifestyle.




The school is founded, opening with 19 students in grades 2-8 with 2 teachers. School was held in the one-room Adams School House on the grounds of Holly Grove Mennonite Church.


New school building, with three classrooms, opens on the 15 acre lot behind the church.


9th grade added. Kindergarten class is doubled, with one grade doubling each year following.


New high school wing completed. Sports program offers 12 teams in 7 sports. Enrollment of 550, staff of 41.


School receives accreditation from MASAC and ACSI.  Graduating class is offered over $1.5 million in college scholarships.


HGCS reaches a new enrollment record of 565 students, and is reaccredited by ACSI and MSA-CSS.


Faculty & Staff



Kristy Dize

Pre K  |  kdize@hgcsweb.com 


Jessica Pfirman

Pre K  | jepfirman@hgcsweb.com


Lauren Brittingham

Kindergarten BLUE|  lbrittingham@hgcsweb.com 


Jean Mason

Kindergarten RED|  jmason@hgcsweb.com 

Beth Cunningham

First Grade Red  |  bcunningham@hgcsweb.com 


Carol Landon

First Grade Blue  |  clandon@hgcsweb.com 


Kim Gausmann

Second Grade Red  |  kgausmann@hgcsweb.com


Kelly Smith

Second Grade Blue  |  ksmith@hgcsweb.com 

Kelly Aswell

Third Grade Red  |  kaswell@hgcsweb.com 


Meredith Davis

Third Grade Blue  |  mdavis@hgcsweb.com 


Hayley Lusby

Fourth Grade Red  |  hlusby@hgcsweb.com 


Mary Beth Webster

Fourth Grade Blue  |  mwebster@hgcsweb.com 


Ashley Jones

Fifth Grade Red  |  ajones@hgcsweb.com 

Kris Justis

Fifth Grade Blue  |  kjustis@hgcsweb.com 


Denise Hopkins

Sixth Grade Red  |  dhopkins@hgcsweb.com 


Dana Barfield

Sixth Grade Blue  |  dbarfield@hgcsweb.com 


Maureen Daisey

Art| mdaisey@hgcsweb.com 


Lindsay Webster

Physical Education|  lwebster@hgcsweb.com


middle & high

Hannah Ennis

Art  |  hENNIS@hgcsweb.com 


Joelle Gross

Bible|  jgross@hgcsweb.com 


Maria Hubbs

Bible  |  mhubbs@hgcsweb.com 


Sara McCabe

Elementary Music  |  smccabe@hgcsweb.com 


Linda Adkins

Elementary Resource  |  ladkins@hgcsweb.com 

Elisabeth Hays

English  |  ehays@hgcsweb.com


Susan Runk

English  |  srunk@hgcsweb.com 


Christy Scarborough

Guidance  |  cscarborough@hgcsweb.com 


Dawn Melson

History  |  dmelson@hgcsweb.com


Stephanie Howard

History  |  showard@hgcsweb.com 

Aves Ruffin-Justis

Keyboard|  aruffin-justis@hgcsweb.com 


Heather Webster

Math  |  hwebster@hgcsweb.com 


Carol Lewis

Math  |  clewis@hgcsweb.com 


Brittany Lewis

Music  |  blewis@hgcsweb.com 


Shelly Clark

Physical Education  |  sclark@hgcsweb.com 

Amanda Harrison

Science  |  aharrison@hgcsweb.com


E. Ann Coulthard

Science  |  ecoulthard@hgcsweb.com

Amanda Taylor




Teresa Dennig

Upper Math  |  TDennig@hgcsweb.com 


Dionna Linton

English  |  dlinton@hgcsweb.com


administrative & support

Michael Rohrer

Principal  |  mrohrer@hgcsweb.com


Stacey Johnson

Assistant Principal  |  sjohnson@hgcsweb.com

Kendy Allen

Librarian  |  kallen@hgcsweb.com


Robin Donnelly

Office Manager  |  rdonnelly@hgcsweb.com


Cheryl Tawes

Administrative Assistant  |  ctawes@hgcsweb.com

Martha Parks

Business Manager  |



Ronnie Landon

Transportation Director  |  rlandon1@hgcsweb.com

Joe Hubbs

Maintenance Director|  jhubbs@hgcsweb.com


Marlene Parks

Athletic Director |  mparks2@hgcsweb.com

Joanne Perry

lunch co-ordinator|  jperry@hgcsweb.com



HGCS is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Commission on on Elementary and Secondary Schools) and by the Association of Christian Schools International.


Career Opportunities

Christian School Job Openings

Thank you for your interest in seeking employment at Holly Grove Christian School.  There are not any positions open at this time. 






The Board is comprised of appointed members, many of whom are current or former parents of HGCS students. The Board sets policy, monitors performance, and sets long-range goals for the school.


The Principal is hired to oversee day-to-day school operations, including supervision of all faculty and staff, as well as executing the strategic plan and goals of the school.  The Principal reports directly to the School Board.

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Directions / Contact


7317 Mennonite Church Road
Westover, MD 21871
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(410) 957-0222



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