Woodmont Academy

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Woodmont Academy
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Woodmont Academy is located in Maryland
Woodmont Academy
Woodmont Academy
14196 Frederick Rd
Cooksville, Maryland 21723
United States
Coordinates 39°20′47″N 77°00′25″W / 39.34639°N 77.00694°W / 39.34639; -77.00694Coordinates: 39°20′47″N 77°00′25″W / 39.34639°N 77.00694°W / 39.34639; -77.00694
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Type Private School
Motto
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Established 1995
Principal John Farrell
Enrollment 185 (2011)
Website

Woodmont Academy served families from Howard County, Maryland. It is not affiliated with the Howard County Public School System.

School History[edit]

The Woodmont Academy was founded in 1995 by the Legionaries of Christ in Baltimore County,[1] with 49 students in the first class.[citation needed]

It was originally in Woodstock in Baltimore County.[2] It originally planned to relocate to Glenwood, but area residents objected.[3] It instead chose to relocate to Cooksville.[4] Some Cooksville area residents opposed the placement of the school.[5]

In 2003, the school relocated to the 66 acres Cooksville facility. In 2010, the Vatican condemned Father Marcial Maciel for molesting underage males and fathering at least one child of a student.[6]

It closed on June 10, 2011.[7]

Curriculum[edit]

The school used the "Integral Foundation" curriculum emphasizing character development.[8]

Redevelopment[edit]

In 2013, former James N. Robey aide Sang Oh representing Dar-us-Salaam, an Islamic organization that operates Al Huda School in College Park, petitioned Howard County to rezone the Woodmont Property. The zoning application was dropped, but plans to move the Dar-us-Salaam facility from College Park to Cooksville proceeded as a conditional use.[9]

Notable alumni[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Mission." Woodmont Academy. February 6, 2001. Retrieved on February 2, 2018.
  2. ^ "Home. Woodmont Academy. February 2, 2001. Retrieved on February 2, 2018. "10817 Davis Avenue, Woodstock, MD 21163"
  3. ^ "Woodmont Academy delays date with panel". Baltimore Sun. 2000-10-17. Retrieved 2018-02-03. 
  4. ^ "School bids on property in Cooksville". Baltimore Sun. 2001-10-21. Retrieved 2018-02-03. 
  5. ^ Hirsch, Arthur (2012-11-08). "Mosque plan called too large for rural Howard County". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2018-02-03. Some remember the "Stop Woodmont Academy" signs sprouting on lawns 12 years ago, when the school staked out a spot in a residential area a few miles from where the project was eventually built on Frederick Road. 
  6. ^ Sara Toth (20 April 2011). "Woodmont Academy to close after 16 years 'There's nothing else here in western Howard County'". The Howard County Times. 
  7. ^ Home. Woodmont Academy. September 6, 2011. Retrieved on February 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Woodmont Academy parent offers school $900,000 if it can raise $1 million". Baltimore Sun. 2006-12-10. Retrieved 2018-02-03. 
  9. ^ "Rezoning request for Woodmont Academy withdrawn". The Baltimore Sun. 19 June 2013. 

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