Annapolis Area Christian School

Annapolis Area Christian School is a K-12th grade non-denominational Christian school with two campuses in Annapolis and two in Severn.
(AACS) has nearly five decades of teaching the whole child--mind, body, and spirit--within a distinctively Christian education--positions us as a leader in K-12 private education. We offer a comprehensive academic program, significant athletics and arts offerings. Preparing students for leadership and sustainable academic success. Our vibrant community of educators, students, and families approaches learning from a clearly biblical perspective, connecting what we do to what we believe.
Make plans to visit one of our four beautiful campuses and learn about the difference a Christian education can have in the life of your child.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 826 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,450
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Feb. 27

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Annapolis Area Christian School places among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1971

Student Body

Total Students
826 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
32%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Annapolis Area Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
95 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
American Government & Politics, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, English, Physics 1, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, United States History
Average Percentile SSAT
80%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniforms: Polos, Button-down; slacks, skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 31 / Feb. 27
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2020-21 Tuition levels: Kindergarten: $12,950 Grades 1-5: $13,675 Grades 6-8: $16,100 Grades 9-12: $20,450 International Program: $52,000 Tuition Assistance program and payment option plans available.
% on Financial Aid
31%
Acceptance Rate
78%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Lower School: Heather Schulte, Middle School: Jennifer Park, Upper School: Mary Jane Murphy

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
26 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Action Group, African American Culture Club, Agape Group, Art Club, Drama Club, Eagles Links, Entrepreneur Club, Film Club, Foreign Language Club, Honor Council, Mock Trial Club, National Honor Society, Peer Tutors, Pre-Med Club, Robotics Team, Senior Prefects, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Student Government, Thespian Society

Arts and Music Programs:
Bell'Arte, Madrigal Singers, Marching Band, Men's Ensemble, Women's Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes

School Notes

  • AACS has been serving Christian families in Maryland since 1971, offering a college preparatory academic curriculum, a competitive athletic program, as well as outstanding fine arts in theater, choral, band, and visual arts. AACS serves more than 800 students in grades K through 12th on four separate campuses in Anne Arundel County.  
  • One of the most notable distinctions of Annapolis Area Christian School is that faith is alive and visible in every classroom, on every performance stage and athletic field, and in every activity. We don`t just talk about faith, we live our faith and our students see this modeled and taught everyday. It makes for a very unique environment, where lifelong relationships are formed. AACS parents report that the Christ-centered community is one of the most valuable aspects of our school.  
  • At AACS we understand the importance and the value of well trained, experienced, top-notch teachers. In fact, research shows that effective teachers are the most important factor contributing to student achievement. That`s why we are very careful about who we hire at AACS. Not only must they be excellent teachers and masters in their field, but they must also have a deep rooted faith in Jesus Christ. Their faith must be visible and life changing. We also look for teachers who display courageous humility and steadfast joy. These are unique qualities that impact our school culture. In addition to this, we stay focused on the changing world of education and all the new possibilities and needs. We use the term "healthy discontent" to describe our focus on continuous improvement.
  • We encourage you to visit one of our campuses to see and experience our unique culture and our excellent educational program.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Excellent teachers and caring school community! We love AACS.
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5  
AACS is a serious school. So many options for kids and a commitment to relationship building. My children are very pleased with their progress and are excited to go to school each day (even when it is cold!). The distinct Christian worldview is something we appreciate and yet the curriculum is incredibly challenging. Having had the chance to talk to some recent alumni of AACS I continue to be impressed by their thinking and achievements. Check it out!
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5  
We moved away and have come back to the area again 3 years later. AACS teachers are wonderful and have gone above and beyond to help my kids get settled back in to the tough high school schedule. They are supportive and wonderful. The sports teams are so welcoming and they have had so much fun so far. I highly recommend this school to ALL. It is truly awesome!
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5  
My daughter starter at AACS this year, and she loves it. She wakes up looking forward to going to school. She has also reinvigorated her walk with God! What a great blessing this school is!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 826 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,450
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31 / Feb. 27

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The average private school tuition in Anne Arundel County, MD is $11,332 for elementary schools and $16,641 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Anne Arundel County, MD is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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