Highland View Academy

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Highland View Academy
Highland View Academy entrance sign DSC 0228.jpg
Educating for Eternity
10100 Academy Drive
Hagerstown, Maryland, 21740
 United States
Coordinates 39°35′34″N 77°36′55″W / 39.592876°N 77.615268°W / 39.592876; -77.615268Coordinates: 39°35′34″N 77°36′55″W / 39.592876°N 77.615268°W / 39.592876; -77.615268[1]
School type Private, parochial, day/boarding
Denomination Seventh-day Adventist Church
Established 1949
CEEB Code 210605
Principal Leroy Snider
Teaching staff 8.3 (FTE) (as of 2007-08)[2]
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 145 (as of 2007-08)[2]
Student to teacher ratio 17.5 (as of 2007-08)[2]
Athletics conference Delaney Athletic Conference
Team name Tartans
Newspaper The Post
Yearbook The Highlander

Highland View Academy is a private co-educational secondary boarding school located in Hagerstown, Maryland in the United States, and run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world's second largest Christian school system.[3][4][5] [6]It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools [7]


Mount Aetna Academy was established in 1949 as a day school.[8] It offered education for grades 1-12. That first year there were 50 students enrolled in Grades 1-8 and 30 students enrolled in Grades 9-12.[9] It was located at the present Mount Aetna Adventist Elementary School on Crystal Falls Drive.[10]

At a May, 1965, constituency meeting, the Chesapeake Conference of Seventh-day Adventists voted to build a fully accredited secondary boarding school.[11] On October 9, 1966, ground was broken for the first two buildings, Janel Kay DeHaan Hall and Hartle Hall. The Dehaan and Hartle families participated in this event.[12] The boarding phase of the school opened in the fall of 1967 with one hundred students enrolled. Two new dormitories had been constructed. The school continued to use the facilities of the former Mount Aetna Academy while the new campus was being completed.[13] In 1975, the administration building , was opened.[14] Four years later the gymnasium was built as a separate building.[15]

The cafeteria-music building was added in 1986 and named I & E Barr Cafeteria Complex in 1993.[16] In 1991 a library wing was added to the administration building which housed several classrooms and a computer lab. The Highland View Academy Church members moved into a new sanctuary on campus in 1993.[17]


Highland View Academy's athletic teams, known as the Tartans, compete in baseball, basketball,[18] soccer, and volleyball.[19]


The schools curriculum consists primarily of the standard courses taught at college preparatory schools across the world. All students are required to take classes in the core areas of English, Basic Sciences, Mathematics, a Foreign Language, and Social Sciences.

Spiritual aspects[edit]

All students take religion classes each year that they are enrolled. These classes cover topics in biblical history and Christian and denominational doctrines. Instructors in other disciplines also begin each class period with prayer or a short devotional thought, many which encourage student input. Weekly, the entire student body gathers together in the auditorium for an hour-long chapel service. Outside the classrooms there is year-round spiritually oriented programming that relies on student involvement.

Notable alumni[edit]

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  1. ^ "Highland View Academy". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  2. ^ a b c "School Detail for Highland View Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  3. ^ http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2010/1115/For-real-education-reform-take-a-cue-from-the-Adventists"the second largest Christian school system in the world has been steadily outperforming the national average – across all demographics."
  4. ^ http://www.religionfacts.com/christianity/denominations/seventh_day_adventist.htm
  5. ^ "Department of Education, Seventh-day Adventist Church". Retrieved 2010-06-18. 
  6. ^ Rogers, Wendi; Kellner, Mark A. (April 1, 2003). "World Church: A Closer Look at Higher Education". Adventist News Network. Retrieved 2010-06-19. 
  7. ^ Highland View Academy: 2010-2011 Bulletin
  8. ^ Sigler, Karen VanSant. Columbia Union Visitor. March 15, 1997, p. 24
  9. ^ Statistical Report of Seventh-day Adventist Conferences, Missions, and Institutions in World Field For the Year Ending December 31, 1949, p. 21
  10. ^ Highland View Academy: History and Mission Accessed May 3, 2011
  11. ^ Gabbert, Gale. Highland View Funds Climb. Columbia Union Visitor, February 3, 1966, p. 13
  12. ^ Columbia Union Visitor. November 3, 1966, pp. 10, 11
  13. ^ Juberg, Morten. Columbia Union: Brief News. Review and Herald, October 12, 1967, p. 23
  14. ^ Administration Building Dedicated. Columbia Union Visitor, July 31, 1975, p. 1
  15. ^ Crown, Katheryn (September 4, 1980). "Many pluses, few minuses in small Christian Schools" (PDF). Columbia Union Visitory (Takoma Park, MD: Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) 85 (18): 4–6.  Includes picture of the school including the new gym.
  16. ^ Duerksen, Richard, editor (December 15, 1993). "Cafeteria and music building dedicated to Irving and Elsie Barr" (PDF). Columbia Union Visitor (Takoma Park, MD: Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists) 98 (24): 28. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  17. ^ Coulter, J. Wayne (July 15, 1993). "Coutler's comments: A dream become a reality" (PDF). Columbia Union Visitor (Takoma Park, MD: Columbia Union Converence of Seventh-day Adventists) 98 (14): 25. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 
  18. ^ Highland View Academy High School Basketball Schedule, Maxpreps website.
  19. ^ Highland View Academy High School Volleyball Rankings, Maxpreps website.
  20. ^ "House of Delegates Biographies" (PDF). Maryland General Assembly. p. 4. 

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