Atholton Adventist Academy - Columbia, Maryland 21044

Educating for Eternity

Atholton Adventist Academy

6520 Martin Road

Columbia, MD 21044

08:30a - 4:30p ET M - Th

08:30a - 3:30p ET Fri

Music & Athletics


Physical Education and Athletics

Note: The Physical Education and Athletics programs are suspended during the Covid-19 pandemic until the CDC guidelines indicate it is okay to resume. 

The physical education program is required for all students in Pre-kindgergarten through Grade 10. Physical fitness, skill mastery, teamwork, and good sportsmanship are included in the curriculum for each grade.

The Athletic Department coordinates after-school sports programs through Kids University (KidsU). Varsity sports include Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball, and Girls’ Volleyball.  Intramural sports include flag football, soccer, and floor hockey.  All students in Kindergarten-Grade 10 are encouraged to participate in the after-school intramural sports program.

Athletic uniforms may be rented from the school for Jr. Varsity sports participants, as needed.

Foreign Language

Spanish is offered to all grades 1-10.  Spanish I and II are offered specifically to students in Grades 9-10. Both courses develop the basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Spanish and increase the knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of the cultures in which Spanish is spoken as a first language. Spanish II expands grammar to include the use of a variety of verb tenses.


Students in the upper grades are provided several musical options.  Select Choir is an auditioned group that is made up of students who enjoy singing and want to develop their vocal skills. They experience several different genres of music and develop the ability to sing multiple-part music.  This group performs for area churches and other local area organizations during special events. The band provides opportunity for students who play an instrument  to be part of a group. The highlight of the year is the band concert during Strawberry Festival.