Seventh-day Adventist education

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Seventh-day Adventist educational system
Shenandoah Valley Academy pictured in 1924.jpg
Type Religious/Non-Profit
Location
Region served Worldwide
Parent organization General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
Website www.nadadventist.org

The Seventh-day Adventist educational system is the second-largest Christian school system in the world, after the Roman Catholic system (see Catholic school).[1][2]

It has a total of 7,598 educational institutions operating in over 100 countries around the world with over 1.5 million students world-wide.[3]

The denominationally-based school system began in the 1870s.[4] The church supports holistic education:

"Mental, physical, social, and spiritual health, intellectual growth, and service to humanity form a core of values that are essential aspects of the Adventist education philosophy."[4]

The Journal of Adventist Education (JAE) is published.

Education by level[edit]

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Tertiary[edit]

The Adventist Church, usually through Union level administrative units, operates a wide range of post secondary educational institutions in every region of the world that include: -Language Schools -Worker training institutes (ministers, teachers, Bible workers) -Junior Colleges (2 year programs) -Four Year Liberal Arts Colleges -Full Universities offering up to Doctorate -Healthcare focused schools, often associated with Adventist Hospitals -Medical Schools

Education by area[edit]

North America[edit]

The North American Division Office of Education oversees 1049 schools with 65,000 students in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.

Asia[edit]

In some Asian countries, Adventist schools are referred to as "Sam Yuk" (Cantonese), "Samyuk" (Korean), "San iku" (Japanese), or similar, meaning literally "three-bodied". This refers to a holistic education involving the three components of mind, body and spirit/soul. Contemporary approaches commonly include a fourth component, social.[citation needed]

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