The Heights School (Maryland)
|The Heights School|
The Heights School
grow; increase, multiply (Genesis 1:28)
10400 Seven Locks Road|
Potomac, Maryland, (Montgomery County) 20854-4085
|Coordinates||39°1′42″N 77°9′52″W / 39.02833°N 77.16444°WCoordinates: 39°1′42″N 77°9′52″W / 39.02833°N 77.16444°W|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Headmaster||Mr. Alvaro de Vicente|
|Student to teacher ratio||7:1|
|Color(s)||Red and white|
|Slogan||"Men Fully Alive"|
|Song||"To The Heights"|
|Admission Director||Richard Moss|
|Athletic Director||Dan Lively|
The Heights School is a preparatory school for boys in grades 3-12 in Potomac, Maryland, United States. Its mission is to assist parents in the intellectual, spiritual, and physical education of their sons. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington. The school's Christian orientation and spiritual formation are entrusted to Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Catholic Church founded in 1928. The Heights School offers a liberal arts curriculum in English, mathematics, classics, history, religion, science, Spanish, art, computers, and music.
As of the 2009-2010 school year, the school had an enrollment of 458 students and 60.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student-teacher ratio of 7.6.
The Heights School currently has 13 different sports teams: cross country, golf, soccer, basketball, squash, swimming, wrestling, baseball, lacrosse, tennis, track and field, and rugby.
A group of Catholic laymen, many belonging to the Prelature of Opus Dei ("Work of God"), founded the Heights School in 1969. Among these was author and parenting expert James Stenson.
The William Peter Gallahad Blatty scholarship is given once every four years to an outstanding student in honor of William P. G. Blatty, son of the author of The Exorcist and member of the Class of 2005, who died of a heart condition.
- Freddy Adu, professional soccer player; attended but eventually transferred
- 1 2 , National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed June 29, 2012.
- ↑ AdvancED website
- ↑ Sports Illustrated online: Who's Next? Freddy Adu. "In his first organized basketball game two years ago, a J.V. contest for The Heights School in Potomac, Freddy scored 28 points." Accessed June 4, 2008.
- ↑ Goliath.com - Adu completes high school. Accessed June 4, 2008.
- The Heights School official website