Atholton Adventist Academy

6520 Martin Road
Columbia, MD 21044-0210
Tel: (410)740-2425
Grades: PK-10 | 230 students
The Atholton Adventist Academy is a Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist School committed to developing the mind, body and spirit of our students so they will be prepared to complete their mission here on earth as well as be ready for Christ's soon return.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Religious Affiliation Seventh-Day Adventist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 230 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Atholton Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Polo Shirt and slacks/skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition costs vary.
Admissions Director Marilynn Peeke


Total Sports Offered 5 sports
Sports Basketball, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Gymnastics, Intramural sports, Select Choir, Student Association Band, Gymnastics, Select Choir, Intramural sports,
Student Association,

School Notes:

  •  Atholton Adventist Academy is part of the globally recognized Seventh-day Adventist school system. Biblical Christian values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church form its foundation.
  • Our families choose Atholton because of its spiritual climate; its family-centered, welcoming culture; and its professionally trained teachers. First and foremost we believe that having a strong relationship with God is essential to achieving the high standards of behavior and academics that our students exemplify.
  • Our school is accredited by Middle States Association, Adventist Accrediting Association, and the National Council of Private Schools. All of our teachers are credentialed and the majority have advanced degrees. They commit to personal and professional growth in order to provide the best teaching possible in their respective teaching fields. Our classroom settings provide small teacher-to-student ratios that promote academic achievement and lasting friendships.
  • Our faculty adheres to the belief that every child can learn. Student assessments and outcomes support this belief. Our students score well above the national average on standardized testing. Teachers use differentiated instruction and positive behavior management strategies to encourage student achievement.
  • Our students grow and develop in a learning environment that fosters mutual respect and acceptance and incorporates curriculum that is meaningful and compelling. Students are challenged, regardless of their ability level or background, to think critically, to problem solve, to work cooperatively, to master essential skills, and to serve others.
  • Our campus is a vibrant hub of networking and collaboration with a global emphasis. Our international student body acquires technological skills and talents in order to achieve in an ever-changing, expanding world environment. Atholton students prepare to meet the challenges of their chosen path – spiritually, academically, and professionally.
  • Our commitment and determination to excel makes Atholton Adventist Academy a symbol of spiritual and academic excellence in the Baltimore-Washington area.

Profile last updated: 08/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is High SchoolRoad Academy (5.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gan Israel Day School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gan Israel Day School (0.5 miles away)
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    Columbia, MD 21044
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    Grades: NS-PK | 32 students
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    9100 Quarterstaff Road
    Columbia, MD 21044
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    Grades: NS-PK
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    6185 Sunny Spring
    Columbia, MD 21044
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    Grades: PK-3 | 128 students
    1.2 miles
    9760 Owen Brown Rd
    Columbia, MD 21045
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-2 | 66 students
    1.3 miles
    5890 Cedar Ln
    Columbia, MD 21044

School Reviews

My kids have been at Atholton for two years and they will be back. I appreciate the academically rigorous, Christ centered, and diverse environment that Atholton provides. Finding this school was truly a blessing.
- Posted by Parent, 05/09/13
My kids attended Atholton last year and will be returning. The school offers a top notch academic program while maintaining an environment of love and nurture. The diversity is a huge plus as well.
- Posted by Parent, 08/20/12
Excellent school. Principal knows all the patents and students. Academic program is wonderful.
- Posted by Parent, 05/01/12

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