The Heights School (Maryland)

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The Heights School
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The Heights School
Address
10400 Seven Locks Road

,
20854-4085

United States
Coordinates39°1′42″N 77°9′52″W / 39.02833°N 77.16444°W / 39.02833; -77.16444Coordinates: 39°1′42″N 77°9′52″W / 39.02833°N 77.16444°W / 39.02833; -77.16444
Information
TypePrivate, day
Motto"Crescite"
(grow; increase, multiply (Genesis 1:28))
Religious affiliation(s)Christianity
DenominationRoman Catholic
Established1969
School districtIndependent
HeadmasterAlvaro de Vicente
Faculty60
Grades312
GenderBoys
Enrollment465
Student to teacher ratio7.6:1[1]
Color(s)Red and white         
Slogan"Men Fully Alive"
Song"To The Heights"
Athletics conferenceWashington Catholic Athletic Conference
MascotCavalier
Team nameCavaliers
AccreditationAdvancED[2]
NewspaperThe Cavalier
AffiliationOpus Dei
Admission DirectorRichard Moss
Athletic DirectorDan Lively
Website

The Heights School is a preparatory school for boys in grades 3-12 in Potomac, Maryland. Its mission is to assist parents in the intellectual, spiritual, and physical education of their sons. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The school's Christian orientation and spiritual formation are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church founded in 1928. The Heights School offers a liberal arts curriculum in English, mathematics, classics, history, religion, science, Spanish, art, computers,music.[citation needed]

As of the 2009-2010 school year, the school had an enrollment of 458 kids and 60.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 7.6.[1]

Athletics[edit]

The Heights School currently has 12 different sports teams : cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, squash, swimming, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and rugby.

The Heights School is known for fielding especially strong soccer teams. Products of The Heights program include former national team and professional player Freddy Adu. Players from The Heights are often recruited by top programs

In the fall of 2018 – the first year of membership in the WCAC – The Heights varsity soccer team won the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference championship following their undefeated season. The team was ranked #16 in the nation, #2 in the Washington Post rankings

History[edit]

A group of Catholic laymen, many belonging to the Prelature of Opus Dei ("Work of God"), founded the Heights School in 1969. Among these was author and parenting expert James Stenson.

Scholarships[edit]

The Peter Vincent Galahad Blatty scholarship is given once every four years to an outstanding student in honor of William P. G. Blatty, son of the author of The Exorcist and member of the Class of 2005, who died of a heart condition.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b [1], National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 29, 2012.
  2. ^ AdvancED website
  3. ^ Sports Illustrated online: Who's Next? Freddy Adu. "In his first organized basketball game two years ago, a J.V. contest for The Heights School in Potomac, Freddy scored 28 points." Accessed June 4, 2008.
  4. ^ Goliath.com - Adu completes high school. Accessed June 4, 2008.

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