8300 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912
(P) 301-434-1417 (F)301-434-4680
Ages 2.5 through 4 years
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Sligo Adventist School is a private parochial co-educational elementary school located in Takoma Park, Maryland. It offers a comprehensive program for children ages 2½ through 8th grade. Belonging to the largest Protestant school system in the world, Sligo Adventist School is operated by the Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church that ministers to a membership drawn from over 80 countries. Our diversity offers rich possibilities for broad friendships and cultural experiences within the context of Adventist Christian education and fellowship.
Our mission is to provide a relevant Christ-centered education that fosters an environment of Spiritual Growth, Academic Excellence and Personal Accountability.
Our teachers also reflect diverse backgrounds. Several have lived and taught in other countries. Each teacher and administrator is certified by the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Fifty percent possess one or more advanced degrees.
Sligo Adventist School was founded in 1917 by Washington Missionary College (now known as Washington Adventist University) as a practice school for elementary teachers. The school was located on the college campus. By the late 1950s the school had outgrown its space in Richards Hall. Grades 7 and 8 were moved to Takoma Academy and plans were laid for construction of a larger facility on land right next door to Takoma Academy. Ground was broken on September 22, 1963 and school started in the new building on Carroll Avenue in September 1964. The school was dedicated debt-free on February 25, 1967.
Built to accommodate 350 students, 390 students walked through the doors in the school’s first year of operation. It was a harbinger of things to come. Plans were soon after laid for an addition to the original structure to accommodate the growing enrollment. The addition of 4 classrooms, a music room, art room, and the area consisting of the library and the space below was completed in January 1973.
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