Adventist Education exists to lead students to encounter Jesus, accept His gift of salvation, and follow Him. Central to this ministry is a shared understanding of the biblical worldview that embraces God’s plan for humankind—creation, the fall, redemption, and re-creation. Ellen White clearly stated the purpose of Adventist education this way, “To restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose in his creation might be realized—this was to be the work of redemption. This is the object of education, the great object of life.” (Education 15-16).
Clearly identifying the importance of integrating Christian faith and values throughout the school program ensures that the best education is available to each student. This desired focus, this high and holy aim of Adventist education, is reflected in the following words: “True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of the wider service in the world to come” (Education 13).