The History of Arundel Christian School
Arundel Christian School, formerly known as Church on the Rock Christian Academy and Old Mill Christian Academy, was founded in 1974 as an educational ministry of Calvary Temple of Glen Burnie, Inc., offering classes in grades 1-9. The school gradually increased in size, and by 1982 the school expanded its outreach to include PK-4 through 12th grades. In June of 1983, the school graduated its first two seniors.
Our goal has always been to expand our horizons in any way that will benefit our student body. With that in mind, we were the first private school to enroll into the Jump Start Program at Anne Arundel Community College. In addition, we are a National Honor Society Member school. We have extended our grade levels to include both PK2 and PK3 classes. Expanding our curriculum has also included Fine Arts programs in choir, band, and dance classes.
The school moved to its current location in Hanover, MD in the summer of 2010. In the 2012-2013 school year, the school formed its first boys’ varsity basketball team, and in the 2013-2014 school year, we were excited to add a girls’ varsity volleyball team. As we move forward, we are committed to continuing the process of expanding our curriculum programs in order to provide the best educational environment for our students.
We are utilizing 19,000 square-feet to its full potential to reach each and every student where they are in their academic, physical, mental, and spiritual growth. We have a large outside gym/play area and a large inside multi-purpose area. Classrooms are very spacious with plenty of room for student growth.
We are very well placed along the 295 corridor and very close to many large and small local businesses. We are about 10 minutes from Fort Meade. Easy access from Dorsey Road (route 176) and Arundel Mills Boulevard.
Arundel Christian School Code of Honor
Arundel Christian School is a non-denominational outreach of Life House Church in Sykesville, MD. We are committed to serving God in our community by offering an atmosphere of excellence in which our students are able to learn and grow physically, academically, emotionally, and spiritually. We appreciate the many sacrifices that families make to provide a private education for their children; therefore, we expect our students to honor that sacrifice by respecting the values of the school and the authority of the administration.
Daily Devotions are provided for all grade levels so that our students will have the opportunity to learn from God’s Word and apply those principles to their everyday lives.
We ask that our students be committed to the following:
- Giving full attention to each class by making every effort to learn the subject taught;
- Having an open mind and heart to hear from God’s Word in Daily Devotion;
- Being committed to making choices that will be healthy for mind and body;
- Cultivating and promoting good relationships with others;
- Communicating truthfully to teachers, staff, and parents by completing all school work honestly and reporting any actions accurately;
- Abstaining from committing any illegal actions or bringing onto campus any illegal substances;
- Refraining from any immorally, sexually, or racially harassing behavior; and
- Responding respectfully to verbal correction or disciplinary actions given by the teaching staff or administration. (We believe corporal punishment is a Bible-based principle; however, it is to be administered at the discretion of the parent(s) in the privacy of his or her own home. Therefore, this discipline is not a procedure at ACS.)
ATTENDANCE AT ACS IS CONSIDERED A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT. The school reserves the right after notification to suspend or expel any student for non-payment of tuition, for infraction of the rules, or for the purpose of maintaining the spiritual and moral environment of the school.
Arundel Christian School, Inc. admits students of any race, color national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, athletic programs, and other school-administered programs.