Atholton Adventist Academy opened its doors on September 8, 1958. The school was founded by a group of dedicated parents and church members who wanted to provide a Christian education for their children. Its initial 1 teacher and 13 students have grown to 16 full-time teachers, many part-time instructors and staff, and approximately 200 students. Today, Atholton Adventist Academy continues to provide Christian educational opportunities for students in the Columbia and Howard County areas.
Atholton Adventist Academy is accredited by the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, the National Council of Private School Accreditation, and Middle States Association.