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Vision

SAS is a school that values academic excellence and whose staff and students model grace-oriented behaviors within the school community and in interactions with others outside that community.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a relevant Christ-centered education that fosters an environment of Spiritual Growth, Academic Excellence and Personal Accountability.

Our Curriculum

The course of study at Sligo Adventist School covers eight years, divided into the Elementary School (grades K-5) and the Middle School (grades 6-8). The curriculum incorporates 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 by a Christian teacher who believes in the concept of salvation as taught by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and builds into his/her lesson plans a philosophy of Christian living that lifts the secular to a level that includes moral and spiritual values.

The school provides full and part-time instruction in the following areas:

  1. The Basics - reading, mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and Bible;
  2. Fine Arts - art, music theory and organizations for band, hand bells, strings, and choir;
  3. Physical Education - individual and team activities;
  4. Library Science - a part-time librarian directs our school library of more than 10,000 volumes plus a large collection of movies, videos, etc.
  5. Computer Literacy - all students receive instruction and practical hands-on experience in the computer lab.
  6. Spanish – All students will be taught introductory Spanish.

Sligo Adventist School adheres to the Journey to Excellence program developed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. The Journey to Excellence (J2E) encompasses:

  • Vision, shared values, and common goals.
  • Clear understanding of the philosophy, history, and goals of Adventist education.
  • Utilization of the growing body of research on effective education.
  • Educational leaders and governing boards who create school cultures that encourage innovation without fear of failure.
  • Renewing cycle of improvement in Adventist schools.

The J2E contemplates that teachers will offer a cohesive curriculum which enables students to see connections between the many fields of learning by:

  • Integrating faith throughout the curriculum.
  • Building connections within a discipline/subject area and to other related areas including co-curricular activities.
  • Cooperating with other teachers in integrating curriculum between disciplines/subject areas and grade levels.

To see a detailed list of the curriculum (Key Learning) for each grade, visit the NAD website: click here

Sligo Adventist School 8300 Carroll Avenue Takoma Park, MD 20912

Telephone 301-434-1417 Fax 301-434-4680

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