"True education is More than the pursuit of a certain course of study." Education p. 13

  • More opportunities for students to know their Heavenly Father and Jesus their "Brother"

  • More of a safe environment: emotionally, physically, and spiritually

  • More emphasis given to developing a Christ-like Character

  • More understanding that their lives have a purpose - God has a specific plan to use them to honor Himself

  • More Opportunities to discover the joy of serving Christ by helping others

  • More emphasis on a healthy life style

  • More opportunities to develop leadership skills

  • More opportunities for you children to see snapshots of Jesus lived out in the lives of His teachers

  • More of a family setting

The CognitiveGenesis Study

From 2006 to 2009, the project gathered massive amounts of data about the academic achievement and abilities of 51,706 students in more than 800 Adventist elementary schools and academies in the United States. The students were in grades 3 to 9, and also in grade 11. Every conference and nearly every school participated.

The study was designed to show how well students are doing in the Adventist school system and how their academic achievement compares to the achievement of students in other school systems. Standardized Iowa achievement tests were given each year to gather this data.

In addition to measuring knowledge and skills with achievement tests, the researchers wanted to assess students’ ability to learn, adapt, solve problems and understand instructions—their aptitude. The Cognitive Abilities Test was used each year to gather this data.

Finally, students, parents, teachers and school administrators were surveyed to help identify factors that might influence academic achievement and thinking ability.

STUDY FINDING: In all grades, in schools of all sizes, students in Adventist schools outperformed the national average in all subjects. Results in link below.