Spencerville Adventist Academy

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Spencerville Adventist Academy
Spencerville, Maryland, USA
Coordinates 39°6′58″N 76°57′44″W / 39.11611°N 76.96222°W / 39.11611; -76.96222Coordinates: 39°6′58″N 76°57′44″W / 39.11611°N 76.96222°W / 39.11611; -76.96222
Type Pre-K through 12th Grade
Established 1943
Principal Brian Kittleson
Number of students 360
Mascot Buzz the Hornet
Accreditation NAD Office of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Middle States Accreditation
Newspaper The Point
Yearbook The Retrospective

Spencerville Adventist Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist full K-12 day academy located in Spencerville, Montgomery County, Maryland. Its first year began in 1943 with six students and has grown to its present enrollment of over three hundred. Spencerville Adventist Academy has just opened its newly constructed facility on the outskirts of Burtonsville Maryland. They offer Pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory education. The school is open to all faiths but generally gives first right to enroll to students from Seventh-Day Adventist churches. They are also one of the first LEED certified schools in Montgomery County.


The Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church was officially organized December 27, 1941. For the first decade, the church focused on the building and further upgrading of a school. In September 1943, the Spencerville church school opened for the first time with six children from three families.[1] In mid September 1948, the church established a separate structure for the school. This building of the school delayed the building of a permanent church structure until 1951. As time went by the members realized that it had been wise to focus on the school first. Along with an increase in school enrollment the church membership also increased.[2]

In 1995, planning began for significant development of what was then Spencerville Junior Academy. Soon after this, the school became a senior academy with an enrollment over 300 from K-12. In 2003, the church purchased property for a new facility and the groundbreaking ceremony took place April 19, 2009.[3]

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  1. ^ Metcalfe, Howard E. (November 11, 1943). "Progress in our educational work". Columbia Union Visitor (Washington, D.C.: Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) 48 (45): 3. Retrieved 2012-March-12. 
  2. ^ Poirier, Merle (January 2012). "Our History, Many Hands Make a Church Grow (section)". Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Spencerville Adventist Academy Groundbreaking". Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church. 2009. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 

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