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Mission Statement
The Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary School family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.


Learn to Love, Love to Learn

Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary School is accredited by the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventist. 

Our Philosophy

The Ann Arbor Elementary School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men 
  • master the basic academic skills
  • value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.


The Ann Arbor Elementary School is operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

    “To know wisdom and instruction. To discern the sayings of             

    understanding. To receive instruction in wise behavior, righteousness,     

    justice, and equity. To give prudence to the naive, to the youth knowledge 

    and discretion.” Proverbs 1:1-4.

Goals and Objectives
Ann Arbor Adventist Elementary School was established to provide the youth of the church with the kind of training, which only Seventh-day Adventists can give. The school also admits students who are not Seventh-day Adventists. The academy's objectives are:

  • to instill an avid desire to live a Christian life
  • to foster the true ideas of Christian service
  • to develop dependability, perseverance, integrity, and accuracy in the students
  • to practice professional ethics with students, parents or guardians, and the educational staff
  • to help students make the best use of available academic, vocational, and cultural opportunities
  • to heighten appreciation of the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship in a democratic society
  • to create an environment that encourages mutual respect between students, teachers, their elders, and fellow citizens
  • to inspire students to maintain spiritual well-being, mental awareness, physical fitness, and emotional stability and maturity
  • to use the school in a concerted effort to help students become well-rounded citizens in  today's complex society. 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Seventh-day Adventist Church, in all of its church schools, admits students of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at its schools, and makes no discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnic background, country of origin, or gender in the administration of education policies, applications for admission, scholarship or loan programs, and extracurricular programs.

Safe and Sound Video Presentation
Few decisions are as important—and potentially life-changing—as choosing a school for your children. In this video you will learn some of the history of Adventist Christian education. Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.

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Journey to Excellence Video Presentation
Hear from administrators, teachers, parents, and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum, and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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