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Academics

The academic program at Olney Adventist Preparatory School is a Christian-based curriculum that is innovative and focused on the philosophy that all students can go “Above and Beyond” when given a rigorous program, strong teachers, innovative techniques, and a supportive environment.  Olney Prep accommodates the individual needs of every student through opportunity, flexible grouping, technique, and a creative curriculum that makes learning real-world applicable.  

 

We believe that students learn best in small classroom environments and with individualized instruction.  We strive to maintain low student-to-teacher ratios of 20:1 in 1st through 8th grade and 16:1 in Kindergarten.  Our school has single and combination classrooms that change from year to year.  These classroom arrangements are determined by the needs of the students and the environment of the classroom. Students are closely monitored for placement in each subject and teachers act as guides and facilitators in the learning process.

Our core curriculum includes Bible, Math, English Reading, Science, Social Studies, History, Health & Physical Education, Music, Art, Spanish, and Etiquette.

In addition to in-class instruction, our students take part in the following enrichment activities:

Field trips, outdoor education, field day, fall and spring Week of Prayer, safety patrol program, yearbook committee, history fair, cultural arts fair, science fair, Christmas pageant, and spring concert.

 

We are accredited through the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges. We hold a certificate of accreditation through the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

 

 


 

 

Standardized Testing 

All students will take the Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) test three times a year. The purpose of the MAP test is to help monitor student progress in math, reading, language usage, and science. These tests may also be used in conjunction with classroom observation, participation, and performance for placement. Results may also be used to help students gain entry into specialty and enrichment programs.

 

 

Communications

School Newsletter – Preptime

Classroom Newsletters

Home & School Association

Texts

Email blasts
 

 

Dress Code

Students in kindergarten through eighth grade are required to be in full uniform each school day.

WHAT PARENTS SAY

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OAPS Parent

My son received an excellent education at Olney Prep which thoroughly prepared him for high school.

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OAPS Parent

We as a family have received teaching from the Bible and have grown in our relationship with Jesus because of the Christian witness and example of the school community.

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OAPS Parent

Olney Prep is a beautiful, Christian environment where your children are loved and valued, and treated as individuals.