Our Philosophy

Olney Adventist Preparatory School is a Kindergarten through Grade Eight Christian school located in Olney, Maryland. Students are challenged to excellence and their full personal capacity. Our school motto, “Above and Beyond,” is used to address students, staff, and families that have exceeded our expectations in application, extension, and creativity in any task or action.

Our Philosophy is:

  • God has created each student with unique abilities and gifts

  • through His grace and strength, all children can achieve


Our Vision is to:

  • holistically educate our children in

    • mind

    • body

    • spirit

Our Curriculum is:

  • enriched

  • relevant to life skills

  • complimented by small class sizes

  • framed on individualized instruction

  • unique and intellectually challenging

  • creating learners who think, speak, and act with confidence and skill

Our Purpose is to help children:

  • discover God’s will for their life

  • develop and improve their abilities

  • awaken the spirit of service by following Christ’s example


Our Academic Program is:

  • rigorous

  • Christ centered

  • biblically based


Our Priorities are to:

  • assist students in developing a personal relationship with Christ

  • teach values grounded in Scripture

  • help our students to develope dignity, grace, respect, integrity, service, responsible citizenship, personal discipline and leadership

  • model the same behavior we expect from our students

"True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the students for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come."

- Ellen G. White

"We go above and beyond in treating children as individuals

academically, spiritually, socially, and physically."

© 2017 by Olney Adventist Preparatory School | 4100 Olney-Laytonsville Rd. Olney, MD 20832 | 301.570.2500 | Affiliated with the Olney SDA Church