The curriculum of our school is based on standards that promote faith, learning and service. At the Dupont Park Adventist School, the academic program blends biblical truth and common core standards to provide learning experiences and opportunities for students to excel mentally, physically, socially and spiritually. The curriculum incorporates the requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education and the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
The school provides full and part-time instruction in the following areas:
- The Basics – reading, mathematics, science, social studies, language arts, and Bible;
- Fine Arts – art, music theory and organizations for band, hand bells, strings, and choir;
- Physical Education – individual and team activities;
- Computer Literacy – all students receive instruction and practical hands-on experience in the computer lab.
- Spanish – All students will be taught introductory Spanish.
Dupont Park Adventist School adheres to the Journey to Excellence program developed by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists. Click the link below for more about the program.
- Journey to Excellence
Click on each link below to find out more about our educational program for each grade level.
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Our music program includes a school choir and mime ministry. These select groups sometimes perform extensively for the school. This variety allows the students to explore their abilities and acquire new skills. The interactive nature of these musical ventures helps the students learn to work as a team and fosters their personal development.
Our athletics focus includes basketball. Exercise and teamwork are crucial lessons in a healthy environment. We strive to support these ideas by having extracurricular team sports. Regular physical education classes also allow the students to learn about the importance of exercise and the role that fitness can have in a balanced life.
DPAS believes in the importance of children learning a second language from the earliest age. Students in Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade receive Spanish instruction on a weekly basis. Students in sixth to eighth grades receive Spanish instruction one class period a week in small, individualized groups. The goal is to familiarize students with the Spanish culture, traditions, and language. Activities include vocabulary development, conversation, songs, and audio-visual material interaction.