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Takoma Academy

Private | 9-12 | 225 students


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Posted May 27, 2009

After 4 years of being bullied in this school, I was glad to leave. I can honestly say that being enrolled in TA is one of the worst things that have ever happened to me. Now my family is in debt, and I feel like I wasted 4 years of, what could've been, the best years of my life.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 23, 2009

I am a parent of a student who went through all 4 years at Takoma Academy. He loved the school and found the spiritual emphasis very good. He graduated with a 3.7 GPA overall, yet found that Takoma Academy did nothing to prepare him for the real world of college life. He was totally out of his depth when he went to College, and we feel that the money spent at TA was wasted in academic terms.
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Posted October 13, 2008

I'm a student at Takoma Academy, aka TA, and i can't think of any school better! When i was in 8th grade i wasn't planning on going to TA. I was planning on going to Spencerville Academy and when i went to the Academy Days at TA and met people they were just so welcoming and kind and i had an awesome time. My parents told me that i could go where i thought that God was leading me and I know he was leading me to TA. I love my teachers and classmates. Despite all the rumors about TA, that are not true, TA is a God filled place. I'm involved in so many things that I'm never bored. Education is also one of our excellent attributes. We have one of the best educations in this area. TA is where you find God, education, and meet your social expectations!
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Posted August 23, 2008

this school is one of the best schools in the Metropolitan area. It proves that with an God fearing environment, we can work together more peacefully and spiritually. I love my school and it truely is a blessing from GOd
—Submitted by a student

Posted September 26, 2007

While most of the staff is very nice, they just can't distract you from the pitiful state that the school is in. Walking through the school, it feels as if TA is a few inspections away from being deemed unsafe for the students. The tuition is too costly for the 'education' that the students are actually getting. If you have financial issues, this is the place not go to. Of course you'll be told that money won't be an issue, but what they don't tell you is that students cannot take final tests if parents don't pay the tuition. So what the school is telling the students is that in order for you to pass a class you have to study (which is reasonable) and you have to be able to afford the quarter's tuition.
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Posted January 30, 2006

Takoma Academy has been a great, and wonderful experience for both my daughters. The parents association staff scheduled many meetings for parents to be involved with their sons/daughters scholastic life. Takoma Academy encourages many students to participate in varities of activities which are helpful in learning and having a fun time doing it. There are choices of classes students would like to take, there are also honor classes for those whom would like to expand there horizons. My duaghters had a very educational time including a time of centering God in their lives.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 83% 35%
Hispanic 8% 12%
Two or more races 5% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8120 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Phone: (301) 434-4814


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