ANNAPOLIS AREA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (AACS) has been serving Maryland families for over 50 years, providing an excellent, distinctively Christian education from kindergarten through 12th grade. AACS is a school where students pursue their God-given gifts and talents through a comprehensive offering of academic courses, fine arts and athletics, extracurricular clubs and programs, and AP and Honors courses in our Upper School. Our students learn to make good use of all God has given them. We care about what students learn and who they become. This requires a focus on all dimensions of our students; spiritual, mental, social, emotional, and physical.

Our Christian education programs for kindergarten, lower, middle, and upper school were developed with your child’s future in mind. At every age and stage of your child’s cognitive development, they will be challenged and supported as they learn new things. The living curriculum we use encompasses general school subjects, as well as faith and spirituality. The goal of our private Christian school is to equip all our students to be ready to take on whatever life throws their way. 

Our Core Principles and our Educational Goals guide our entire educational program.

We believe that students gain far more than knowledge from their teachers. Developing healthy  relationships that honor God is a part of the educational experience at AACS. Teachers provide "living curriculum," by sharing their own lives with students, lives that embody the Christlikeness we hope our graduates will also take to heart. While approximately 95 percent of our graduates go directly into college, AACS seeks to prepare students not only for college, but also for recognizing God's will and faithfully pursuing their life’s calling. Our graduates leave AACS as growing believers, active learners, responsible stewards, effective communicators, and compassionate neighbors.

Click here to listen to the full conversation between the Lower School Principals and the Head of School Chad Dirkse about the culture of learning and growth initiatives the Lower School is working toward.

Click here to listen to the full conversation between Head of School Chad Dirkse and Upper School Principal Dave Intlekofer about new initiatives, including faculty development and student life at the Upper School.