Statement of Faith
From the very beginning, Seventh-day Adventists have focused on the importance of education and health in improving people’s lives. Today the worldwide Adventist church has over 15 million members in more than 200 countries operating 7200+ schools worldwide with nearly 1.5 million students. In fact, Adventists run the next-largest denominational education system in the world, second only to Catholic schools.
Every Adventist school is accredited by a state or national accrediting body. In addition, the church office of education also operates a comprehensive accrediting process to maintain a high standard of excellence in all Adventist schools.
One of the founding principles of the Adventist church is a healthy lifestyle – a balanced combination of exercise, diet and trust in God. Adventists are generally vegetarian, and do not smoke or drink alcohol.
The name “Seventh-day Adventist” refers to two core beliefs. Respecting the fourth of God’s Ten Commandments, Adventists worship on Saturday, the seventh day of the week. “Adventist” refers to Jesus Christ’s promise to return and take his followers home to heaven. You can find out more about Adventists at www.adventist.org.