To enable learners to develop a life of faith in God, and to use their knowledge, skills, and understandings to serve God and humanity.


For every learner to excel in faith, learning, and service, blending Biblical truth and academic achievement to honor God and bless others.


North American Division curriculum guides below outline skills and concepts to be taught and evaluated to enhance student achievement. The essential learnings listed in each guide specify standards and performance expectations, based on Provincial, State and National Standards, that are correlated with the goals and essential core elements of the North American Division Journey to Excellence

  • Fine Arts
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • History of Music
  • Business/Computer Education
  • Technology Implementation 
  • Kindergarten: Stepping Stones Program
    The North American Division Kindergarten Stepping Stones program is based on the belief that kindergarten is a stepping stone between home, early childhood education, and the primary grades of school.

"I love the individualized attention to the student's education and the access to physical and music/art education."

- Rhonda Niles, Parent of former student

Elementary Standards

Standards in NAD Seventh-day Adventist schools reflect the Adventist worldview across the K-12 curricula as well as the integration of national and provincial/state standards. The Adventist worldview accepts the Bible as the standard by which everything else is measured.

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1. Learners will choose to accept God as the Creator and the Redeemer.
2. Learners will grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s creation.
3. Learners will creatively apply their spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional knowledge.
4. Learners will demonstrate their commitment to the Creator through service to others.

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 “Our students need a conceptual framework that ties everything together, enabling them to understand themselves, their world, and their place in it”

- Kainer, G. (2011). Worldviews make a world of difference.
The Journal of Adventist Education, 3, 11-15

Curriculum Development Process

The Adventist curriculum development process, defined by the Adventist worldview, includes four overlapping stages with accompanying essential questions:

  • PURPOSE — What is the Adventist worldview?
  • PLAN — How can our curriculum reflect this worldview?
  • PRACTICE — How can our instruction reflect this worldview?
  • PRODUCT — How can our assessment reflect this worldview?

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