Seventh-day Adventist education

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The Seventh-day Adventist educational system, part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is overseen by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The educational system is a Christian school-based system.[1][2]

The Seventh-day Adventist Church has associations with a total of 8,515 educational institutions operating in over 100 countries around the world with over 1.95 million students worldwide.[3][4][5] The denominationally-based school system began in the 1870s.[6] 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.[6]

Education by level[edit]


There are 5,915 Primary Schools worldwide (June 2018 report).[4] Enrollment: over 1.2 million students.


There are more than 2,435 Secondary Schools worldwide (June 2018 report).[4] Enrollment: More than 603,000 students.


The Adventist Church, usually through Union-level administrative units, is associated with post secondary educational institutions around the world, including training institutes, junior colleges and four-year universities, and medical schools, including those associated with Adventist hospitals. Number of Tertiary Institutions (worldwide): 115. Enrollment (worldwide): more than 145,000.

Education by area[edit]

North America[edit]

The North American Division Office of Education coordinates with 1,049 schools with 65,000 students in the United States, Canada, and Bermuda.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whalen, William J. (April 1994). "Is the end near? A look at Seventh-day adventists". U.S. Catholic. 59 (4): 14.
  2. ^ The Christian Science Monitor (15 November 2010). "For real education reform, take a cue from the Adventists". The Christian Science Monitor. [...] the Adventist Church runs a Christian school system second only in size to the Roman Catholic parochial schools.
  3. ^ Compare: Summary of Statistics as of December 31, 2017
  4. ^ a b c "Quick Statistics on the Seventh-day Adventist Church".
  5. ^ "Department of Education :: Seventh-day Adventist Church". Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2010-06-19.
  6. ^ a b Education on the church's official website


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