Central to the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education is the belief in God as the creator and sustainer of the universe. This belief leads to the recognition that we are children of God and stewards of this world’s resources. The education process should promote the development of body, mind, and spirit, so that the divine purpose for our creation might be realized. That purpose is to love God and to love others expressed through service.
A private school is unworthy of existence unless it offers the student an additional educational dimension beyond what our excellent public school system provides. Believing that God is the source of all true knowledge, and that learning to respect God is the beginning of wisdom, Mount Pisgah Academy emphasizes the need to see the hand of God in all areas of study. History is really the story of how God has directed the course of history in spite of sin. Language study promotes communication, which God first modeled in Eden. Health instruction and physical education help the student recognize the body as His wonderful gift. Arts emphasize the beauty He first gave for our edification and enjoyment. Mathematics and science study the processes and natural laws He set in motion. Religion studies the process of the discovery of God and how He wants to guide our relationships. The work program helps us learn the dignity of labor and principles of stewardship that He ordained.
Seventh-day Adventist education has a broader base than a particular course of study. It seeks a balanced development of the whole person with eternal results. Adventist education encourages homes, schools, and churches to cooperate together with divine agencies in preparing learners for citizenship here on this earth and in the New Earth to come.