Seneca Academy and Circle School
|Motto||Turning Experience Into Knowledge|
Seneca Academy is a private school (grades Kindergarten-5) in Darnestown, Maryland. The current head of the school is Brooke Carroll, who took over when the founder, Jodi Thurmond, left in 2007.
Jodi Thurmond and her partner Marty Long founded The Circle School in 1983. The Circle School operated as a preschool and kindergarten for 15 years. In 1997, the school moved to a new building in Darnestown and began an elementary program, adding a grade each year. With the addition of the elementary program, the school changed its name to "Seneca Academy."
In 2009, Seneca Academy became the first International Baccalaureate Primary Years Candidate Program in a private school in Montgomery County, MD.
In 2012, Seneca Academy became the first private authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program World School in Montgomery County, Maryland.
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Seneca Academy is a member of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS), and the Washington Small Schools Association (WSSA).
Seneca Academy Song
Oh Seneca Oh Seneca
'Mong grassy fields and trees
The Maryland sunshine warms our hearts and puts our minds at ease.
Old friends and new come marching through
All our learning days
We circle 'round by pride were bound
To raise our fists and say "Hooray!"
Oh Seneca Oh Seneca your gift will always be
To help our minds stay strong and pure
For knowledge is the key!
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