The Approach and Philosophy of Adventist Education
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes God as the Ultimate source of existence, truth, and power. In the beginning God created in His image a perfect humanity, a perfection later marred by sin. Education in its broadest sense is a means of returning human beings to their original relationship with God.
The aim of Adventist education is to restore human beings into the image of God as revealed by the life of Jesus Christ. Only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit can this be accomplished. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person - spiritual, physical, intellectual and social-emotional - a process that spans a lifetime. Working together, homes, schools, and churches cooperate with divine agencies to prepare learners to be good citizens in this world and for eternity.
- Accept God as the Creator and Redeemer.
- Grow in knowledge and understanding of God's creation.
- Apply spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional knowledge.
- Demonstrate a commitment to the Creator through service to others.
- Achieve academic excellence in preparation for post secondary education.