Severn Lower School

61 Gambrills Road
Severn, MD 21144

Serving grades K - 5th

Severn Lower School Principal, Karl Graustein


The 2022-23 school year marks the eighth year of the AACS Severn Lower School campus. It has been a joy to see our campus expand each year and to serve families in the area.

My name is Karl Graustein, and I am the principal at our Severn Lower School. It is a blessing to serve on the AACS team. I have worked in Christian schools for the past 26 years, and I have a passion for seeing boys and girls grow in their love for Jesus, recognize and develop their gifts, and learn and sharpen their minds.

My wife, Jen, and I have three school-age children, and we have seen firsthand the power of a Christian education. We want our children to love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength. We want them to think biblically and live all out for Jesus. We love how AACS helps us accomplish this with our three.

Christian schooling allows us to front-load our children's faith. Seven hours a day, more than 1,000 hours a year, our children learn in a Christian environment. They study the Bible. They learn about Jesus. They see God's handwork in science and history. They see God's order in math and his creativity and beauty in art and music. Ultimately they learn to think and live in a way that honors Him. Each day, each month, each year they learn from the godly teachers and staff, and they become better equipped to make a difference for Christ.

If you are near the SLS, please stop by for a tour and to introduce yourself to me. Click here for information on visiting our campus. If you know a family in the  area who would like to learn more about us, please encourage them to contact the admissions office.