Takoma Academy

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Takoma Academy
Takoma Academy logo.png
Takoma Park, MD, USA
Coordinates 38°59′31″N 76°59′38″W / 38.99194°N 76.99389°W / 38.99194; -76.99389Coordinates: 38°59′31″N 76°59′38″W / 38.99194°N 76.99389°W / 38.99194; -76.99389
Type Private, 9-12 College Preparatory
Established 1904
Principal Carla Thrower
Faculty 26
Number of students approx. 227
Color(s) Maroon      White     
Athletics Basketball, Volleyball, Track, Soccer, Football
Mascot Tigers
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools,[1] Maryland State Board of Education, and Board of Regents, Office of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists[citation needed]
Newspaper Paw Prints[citation needed]
Yearbook The Takoman[citation needed]

Takoma Academy is a parochial, co-educational high school located in Takoma Park, Maryland operated by the Potomac Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


Takoma Academy began in 1904 as part of the Washington Training Institute (now Washington Adventist University. It became an independent institute in 1932 and moved to its current location in 1952.[2] J.P. Laurence was principal from 1947–1980 and led the school to accreditation by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

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External links[edit]

  • ta.edu Takoma Academy's Official Website
  • The Commonweal Foundation - Provider of scholarships to low income students at Takoma Academy
  • http://www.taalumni.org/ Takoma Academy Alumni Association, Inc. - TAAA ) - TAAA is a year-round service-oriented association that serves Takoma Academy alumnus, current students & faculty and the surrounding community.


  1. ^ "Commission on Secondary Schools". Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Retrieved October 9, 2010. 
  2. ^ The Journal of True Education" Vol. 16 No. 5 June 1954.
  3. ^ James Coffin. "Leonard Bailey; Exclusive Interview Leonard Bailey Tells His Story". Adventist Review". 
  4. ^ James Peters. "Pro basketball: The Skinn’s game". Gazette".