Takoma Academy Preparatory School educates students with an innovative and robust curriculum that aligns with the requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Bible classes are an integral part of the curriculum at every grade level. Each class is taught with the concept of salvation as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the lesson plans model a philosophy of moral and spiritual values.

STEM and the the Arts remain an integral focus of the school’s curriculum to provide students with a fun and engaging way to be creative thinkers and innovators.

Students engage with their teachers in classrooms that allow for a more individualized reach to each student.

Lower Elementary

Students in Kindergarten to 3rd Grade:

  • Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Bible.
  • Foundational skills of reading, writing, and math.
  • Implementing hands-on strategies and technology to build on phonemic awareness, reading comprehension, writing stages, number sense, and problem solving.

Upper Elementary

Students in Grades 4-5:

  • Reading, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Language Arts, and Bible.
  • Learning skills and independence in studies
  • Introducing scholars to research skills.
  • Progressing scholars from learning to read to reading to learn.
  • Developing a healthy independence, especially as they become increasingly accountable for their study and organizational habits.

Middle School

Students in Grades 6-8:

  • English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Bible.
  • During this time of physical change and heightened social awareness, students are taught foundational life skills.
  • Critical and innovative thinking.
  • Analytical research and presentations.
  • Increased writing skills through grammar and vocabulary initiatives.

Depending on grade levels, students participate in specials classes such as Physical Education, Spanish, STEM, Music, and Art.

For more information on our curriculum, please visit the NAD website.