Seventh-day Adventist education

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. It is considered as the largest Protestant educational system and second largest Christian educational system in the world. The educational system is a Christian school-based system.[1][2]

Seventh-day Adventist educational system
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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

Primary edit

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

Secondary edit

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

Tertiary edit

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.

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References 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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