Atholton Adventist Academy

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 AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students237 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Atholton Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size17 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Polo Shirt and slacks/skirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition costs vary.
Admissions DirectorMarilynn Peeke


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,


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

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
I just wanted everyone to know, that there are some good teachers at Atholton who will help. However, there are some bad teachers at Atholton who will allow cursing, swearing, and will take anger out on student, based on their personal life. Their music used to be good with MRS. herzel but with the next teacher, uhh that was not good. I hope there new music teacher is better than the last one.
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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.
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Excellent school. Principal knows all the patents and students. Academic program is wonderful.
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