Adventist education seeks to develop a life of faith in God and respect for the dignity of all human beings; to build character akin to that of the Creator; to nurture thinkers rather than mere reflectors of others’ thoughts; to promote loving service rather than selfish ambition; to ensure maximum development of each individual’s potential; and to embrace all that is true, good, and beautiful. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person — physically, intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Working together, homes, schools, and churches cooperate with divine agencies in preparing learners for responsible citizenship in this world and in the world to come.
Why Choose Springs Adventist Academy?
Why choose a small school? One of the advantages of Springs Adventist Academy is its small class size. Students in small classes benefit from the following key advantages:
Students receive individualized instruction every day. Because of a low student-to-teacher ratio, teachers can take the time to meet each child’s learning needs. Learning is differentiated so that each student is appropriately challenged.
Teachers make it a priority to be available to both students and parents, even after school hours. Parents appreciate how SAA teachers are just a text, phone call, or visit away. Due to the multi-grade setting and teacher availability, strong relationships are built between parents, teachers, and students over time.
In a small school, there are many leadership opportunities. Whether a student is helping another one during class, leading a small group in discussion, taking part in morning meeting, or participating in a church presentation, students are always learning to lead and learning to take on challenges.
Field Learning Opportunities
Valuable real-world experience can be gained through taking trips outside of the classroom. Small class sizes allow for frequent supplementation of the curriculum through field experiences. We take field trips regularly during the year. Many of our trips are local but some are far away. Examples of our trips include the following: a visit to the weather station, the Western Stock Show in Denver, the Manitou Cliff Dwellings, hiking in the Rockies, visiting an assisted living community, and doing a social studies tour of Washington DC. Working outside of the classroom exposes students to new experiences and challenges; resulting in students who think critically and understand the world that God has given them and their role in taking care of it.