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What Sets Us Apart?

Growing Spiritually

We exist to help students grow in their love for Jesus. While spiritual growth can’t be measured and quantified with numbers, we do see it happening every day. It starts with our commitment to making Christ the center of all we do––not just the subject of a single Bible class. And it continues through our focus on the Bible as the sole guide for our beliefs and behavior as Protestant Christians. We invite you to visit our campus and experience how our teachers and staff model their love for God and nurture it in our students.

 

Growing Academically

Our goal is to help students grow in wisdom, not just knowledge. In order to facilitate that we structure our academic program with God first. We find that this results in students who grow academically at a higher rate than their peers in other schools (see the next paragraph). It really is true that when we “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things will be added to you.” (Matthew 6:33) To learn more about the specific results of our school, schedule an Education Success Consult with our principal.

Students in Adventist schools outperform - In a three-year study of 51,000+ students in Adventist schools (kindergarten through high school), researchers documented that they outperformed the national average.  At all grade levels. In schools of all sizes. And in all subjects.

Students in Adventist schools achieve - Additionally, researchers compared student performance on standardized tests with what would be predicted based on their Cognitive Abilities Test scores, and found they performed above what would be predicted.

Students in Adventist schools gain even more with time - One of the most dramatic findings is that students who transferred to Adventist schools saw a marked improvement in test scores. Furthermore, the longer students are in Adventist schools, the better their achievements and abilities.

 

Growing Physically

Making healthy choices is a way of honoring our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). And plenty of research documents the importance of healthy bodies in developing healthy brains. So we include learning about taking care of our bodies with daily exercise, good sleep, healthy eating, and more. To see how we integrate wise lifestyle choices into our curricula, come visit our campus.

 

Growing Socially

Loving and serving others is part of God’s plan for each of us and something we practice daily.  As we interact with each other here at school and as we practice service in our community, we are guided by Paul’s words, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) While we are not perfect, we are constantly aiming to be more Christ-like with each other and to serve our community.  Come see how this influences our students with a visit to our campus.

 

The Adventist Advantage

Adventists know education.  Your child will benefit from the depth of experience we have in providing excellent education.  We're part of the Adventist education system which has been operating schools in North America since 1872, growing to more than 800 schools, from preschools through full universities.  

Adventists excel at education.  You can be confident your child will receive the foundation needed to achieve his or her dreams. 85% of students from Adventist schools go on to college (compared to 66% of public school students).  And more than 80% complete their college degrees (compared to 14% from public schools). In addition, a three-year research project with 51,000+ students (kindergarten through high school) documented multiple advantages of Adventist education.

  • Students in Adventist schools outperform. In comparisons with students in both public and private schools, researchers documented that Adventist students outperformed the national average, in all grades, in schools of all sizes, and in all subjects.
  • Students in Adventist schools overachieve. Additionally, researchers compared student performance on standardized tests with what would be predicted based on their Cognitive Abilities Test scores, and found they performed above what would be predicted.
  • Students in Adventist schools gain even more with time. One of the most dramatic findings is that students who transferred to Adventist schools saw a marked improvement in test scores. Furthermore, the longer students are in Adventist schools, the better their achievements and abilities.

Adventists educate the whole child. Your child will not only benefit from excellent academics but from a well-rounded approach to developing healthy bodies and positive social interactions. In our school we use music, art, daily physical education, experiential learning projects and community service to nurture our students spiritually, academically, physically and socially.

Adventists educate for eternity. As Protestant Christians, we believe a personal relationship with God is the key to a happy, healthy life here on earth and for eternity.  While this is harder to quantify, it is the focus of everything we do, the reason we exist.

If you want your child to have an education that speaks to his or her heart and nurtures the whole person, give us a call to schedule a visit (707-822-1738).

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