According to a recent report, students enrolled in Adventist schools in the U.S. and Bermuda score on average a full half a grade level higher than the national average and half a grade higher than their predicted ability (source: North American Seventh-day Adventist Church report).
The report is part of an ongoing four-year study, Cognitive Genesis, which is studying 30,000 students yearly, grades 3-9 and 11, enrolled in Adventist schools in North America. The study is being conducted at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, and is currently in its third year. Researchers are compiling the results of standardized tests as well as answers to survey questions on lifestyle and other factors related to academic achievement.
Today, the worldwide Adventist church has over 15 million members in more than 200 countries. Adventists operate 7,200+ schools worldwide with nearly 1.5 million students. They also run 168 hospitals worldwide, 138 nursing homes and retirement centers, 442 clinics and dispensaries, and 34 orphanages and children’s homes. In addition, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International, a disaster relief organization, funds over 2,400 projects in 112 countries.
Spring Valley Academy believes the numbers prove what we already know: Adventist Education is of the highest quality. Learn more about SVA, and discover how our excellent staff will deliver the outstanding education your child deserves.