The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America operates a system of elementary and secondary education that began in 1872. The church’s unique philosophy of Christian education is based on the Scriptures and the writings of Ellen G. White. All children and youth have been entrusted by the church to the education system for spiritual nurture and educational excellence.
The primary aim of Seventh-day Adventist education is to provide opportunity for students to accept Christ as their Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to all the world.
The education program is predicated on the belief that each student is unique and of inestimable value, and on the importance of the development of the whole person. Students are educated to accept service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the needs of people in the home and society, and to become active members in the church.
Click one of the links below to locate a school in a specific conference.
To locate K-12 school in other locations in North America, visit the North American Division Office of Education website. It’s your connection to more than 1,000 Adventist K–12 schools and 15 colleges/universities located in Bermuda, Canada, and the United States with over 65,000 students.
Andrews University is located in Berrien Springs, Michigan. It is owned and operated by the world church, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Andrews University is governed by its own board and constituency. For further information, visit the Andrews University website. Andrews has a Facebook page that is linked to our Twitter account. You can sign up to be a fan of Andrews. Andrews Twitter account is AndrewsUniv.
Other Seventh-day Adventist schools of higher education in North America include:
- Burman University, LaCombe, AB, Canada
- Adventist University of Health Sciences, Orlando, Florida
- Griggs University, Silver Spring, Maryland (distance learning education)
- Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, Ohio
- La Sierra University, Riverside, California
- Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California
- Oakwood University, Huntsville, Alabama
- Pacific Union College, Angwin, California
- Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee
- Southwestern Adventist University, Keene, Texas
- Union College, Lincoln, Nebraska
- Walla Walla University, Walla Walla, Washington
- Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, Maryland
For a list of the graduate and undergraduate programs offered at Seventh-day Adventist colleges and universities and other helpful information about receiving an education at an Adventist institution of higher learning, visit Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities.