Philosophy

  Desert Adventist Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • Develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in. :Matthew 2:37-39
  • Mastery of academic skills.
  • Value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended.
  • Cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

Purpose
 
   Desert Adventist Academy believes that a knowledge of God, communion with Him, and emulation of His character are of paramount importance and endeavors to provide Christian-related education that will help students reach their fullest potential spiritually, mentally, physically, socially and morally.  An understanding of God as revealed in Jesus Christ and the Bible is the only source of true and lasting knowledge.
 
“True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study.  It means more than a preparation for the life that now is.  It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man.  It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world, and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come.”
 
Spiritual Growth
 
   Desert Adventist Academy provides an atmosphere in which students may become personally acquainted with Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  With reverence for God and thoughtful kindness to man, students are encouraged to develop talents, to be practicing Christians, loyal, patriotic citizens knowingly aware of the needs of their neighbors and willing to serve.  A thorough knowledge of the Bible as the Word of God guides and leads toward obedience to God’s Word and his principles.

Academic Excellence
 
   Desert Adventist Academy provides an atmosphere in which students will be inspired and motivated to academic excellence, with good study habits which will foster in them to think critically, independently, and creatively.  Course selections will allow students to obtain the academic foundation and building blocks necessary to attain spiritual, professional, and vocational goals.
 
Social Virtues
 
   Students have the opportunity to demonstrate acceptance of and respect for each individual, the rights of others, and an understanding and appreciation for all people and cultures.  Desert Adventist Academy  promotes the self-worth of each student and fosters courtesy, kindness, and compassion toward all persons and respect for the property of others at home, at church, and in the community as well as at school.
 
Physical Fitness
 
   Desert Adventist Academy provides an environment for students to show respect for themselves and learn the value of a temperate life, wholesome recreation and daily physical activity.  Opportunities are given for students to develop physical fitness and practical skills.
 
Moral Integrity
 
   Desert Adventist Academy encourages in our students a desire for truth, integrity and responsibility as exemplified by Christ throughout His life.