Remember our 100 Reasons for Adventist Education campaign? In June 2015, we began this initiative to solicit responses to compile into a marketing campaign for K-12 Adventist education. We want to know what people’s most compelling reasons as to why Adventist education matters. Why did you go to an Adventist school? Why do you send your child or grandchild to an Adventist school? What are the highlights, the best parts of Adventist education? We’ve received responses from teachers and parents and church members and students all over the country.
"A deep sense of purpose. The Christ-centered approach of Adventist Education develops the character, knowledge and skills necessary for students to lead a life of service."
"I am free to talk about my faith in class and am even encouraged to pray before classes and tests."
"Adventist Education allows for a 'whole person' development of the mental, physical, and spiritual. This is the Creator's design."
"Teachers are more than teachers. They are friends, guides, and mentors. They don't just want you to get good grades; they want to prepare you for Eternity."
"Adventist Education provides a partnership with the home, school, church, and God--a team that is unbeatable!!!"
"The same values that are promoted in school...are promoted in sabbath school...and promoted in church life...and usually promoted in home life as well."
"Provides positive and permanent adventist Christian friends for the rest of their life. Support group to help each other as they further their education and their growth towards adulthood."
"Adventist education promotes community service and trains children and young adults to contribute to their society."
"Adventist education helps to solidify what children learn at home concerning the Bible."
"Helps the children to have a relationship with Christ by knowing him they can share His love with others"
"Life lessons are learned when Adventist teachers live their faith everyday before their students"
"It is the perfect place to foster spiritual development"
"Adventist education allows students of all faiths to know and love Jesus and experience the joy of being an Adventist"
"Faith-based, gospel focused curriculum"
"God is at the center of everything you do, from education in the classroom to extracurricular activities."
"Partnership with an institution whose goal is to highly educate, nurture spiritual maturity and relationship with Jesus. The influence of high moral integrity and character and faith in God."
"SDA education lets Jesus shine in all areas of study and life. The integration of faith and learning present timeless opportunities for growth."
"A Christ centered philosophy, where kids hear about, learn, share and can freely pray, every day."
"So that my children will get an education but more important have a personal relationship with God."
"God's love is integrated into everything that is taught."
"Adventist education prepare students to become well-rounded and successful individuals in the future."
"You are given opportunities and experiences that you would never get in public school, like mission trips and bible camp conferences."
"The objective of Adventist Education isn't mastery and success for selfish gain, but rather for service, as a blessing from God for the individual student and for those s/he serves."
"As an Adventist teacher, I can openly talk about God to children and parents, and I can pray with them."
"The biggest reason I can think of is consistency of a positive spiritually uplifting community."
"The foremost reason for Adventist education is that it provides one of the best opportunities to consistently guide children to desire and develop a friendship with Jesus on a daily basis. Children are open and malleable, and forming friendships is a fundamental growth process. How important it is to lead them to a lifelong friendship with Jesus!"