Graduates throwing their caps in the air

Mount Pisgah Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist boarding school for grades 9-12, located in Candler, North Carolina, about eight miles west of Asheville, North Carolina.  Mount Pisgah Academy is dedicated to preparing young people academically as they continue their education and preparing them spiritually for eternity.


We offer an excellent academic program that integrates the latest technology, using hands-on teaching with low student-teacher ratios. Our advanced diploma program allows students to take college-level classes and earn college credits while at MPA, while our strong commitment to service in the community and around the world makes MPA unique. 

The campus includes 230 acres of lawns, trees, flowers, and hills, with an indescribable view of the Southern Appalachians and the 5,721 foot peak of Mount Pisgah for which the school is named. To meet the educational and spiritual needs of the students, an administration building, cafeteria and music building, gymnasium, church, dormitories, and an industrial complex have been constructed.


Mount Pisgah Academy is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school system of almost 6,000 schools, over 1,000 of which are secondary schools. The school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Council for Private Schools and by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventists Schools, Colleges and Universities.