Takoma Academy

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Takoma Academy
Takoma Academy logo.png
Location
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MD

USA
Coordinates 38°59′31″N76°59′38″W / 38.99194°N 76.99389°W / 38.99194; -76.99389 Coordinates: 38°59′31″N76°59′38″W / 38.99194°N 76.99389°W / 38.99194; -76.99389
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TypePrivate, 9-12 College Preparatory
Established1904
PrincipalCarla Thrower
Faculty26
Number of studentsapprox. 227
Color(s)Maroon      White     
AthleticsBasketball, Volleyball, Track, Soccer, Football
MascotTigers
AccreditationMiddle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, [1] Maryland State Board of Education, and Board of Regents, Office of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists[ citation needed ]
NewspaperPaw Prints[ citation needed ]
YearbookThe Takoman[ citation needed ]
Website

Takoma Academy is a parochial, co-educational high school located in Takoma Park, Maryland operated by the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system. [2] [3] [4] [5]

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History

Takoma Academy began in 1904 as part of the Washington Training Institute (now Washington Adventist University. It became an independent institute in 1932 and moved to its current location in 1952. Takoma Academy, formerly housed on the college campus, has been transferred to a separate campus and provided with a new modern building with capacity for more than three hundred students. Educational Progress in North American Division. [6] J.P. Laurence was principal from 1947–1980 and led the school to accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.[ citation needed ]

Academics

The required curriculum includes classes in the following subject areas: Religion, English, Oral Communications, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Health, Computer Applications, Fine Arts, and Electives.

Spiritual aspects

All students take religion classes each year that they are enrolled. These classes cover topics in biblical history and Christian and denominational doctrines. Instructors in other disciplines also begin each class period with prayer or a short devotional thought, many which encourage student input. Weekly, the entire student body gathers together in the auditorium for an hour-long chapel service. Outside the classrooms there is year-round spiritually oriented programming that relies on student involvement.

Notable alumni

See also

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