Mission Statement 
"He looked upon the King and His beauty, and self was forgotten. He beheld the majesty of holiness, and felt himself to be inefficient and unworthy.  He was ready to go forth as heaven's messenger, unawed by the human, because he had looked upon the Divine.  He could stand erect and fearless in the presence of earthly monarchs, because he had bowed low before the King of Kings" (The Desire of Ages, p 103).

It is the goal of Seventh-day Adventist education to provide an educational program that prepares students for success in day-to-day living while encouraging them to cherish the values, beliefs, and ideals taught by Christ. Education at Ardmore Adventist Academy is predicated on the beliefs that each student is unique and of inestimable value, and that education involves not just learning to read, write and spell, but the development of the whole person.

It is the mission of Ardmore Adventist Academy to provide every opportunity for students to secure an education that will help them to live successfully and productively in this life and, ultimately, to fit them for heaven.  Through spiritual, physical, academic, and social programs, we offer opportunities for our students to cultivate an experiential relationship with Jesus.  Opportunities for Christian development are provided by taking an active role in making the community a better place, appreciating and utilizing the cultural and scientific advances of the age, and developing a personal sense of mission.
The Ardmore Seventh-day Adventist Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.


Ardmore Adventist Academy is located north of Ardmore, at 154 Beaver Academy Road near Majestic Hills Estates, three miles north of Highway 142, just off Highway 77 (Commerce).  Beaver Academy Road also connects with Mt. Washington Road, east of the school.

Regular School Hours:

8:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Friday


The first official SDA church school was established in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1872.  The SDA school system has grown to be a worldwide educational system that includes formal educational facilities from kindergarten to university levels. 

In Ardmore, the first SDA school was established in 1919.  The most recent "building", destroyed in 2009 by a tornado, was completed in 1974 and is the result of the generous donation of land and funds by Charles and Nellie Beavers.  The school was names Beavers Memorial Junior Academy, in their honor.  In the fall of 2003, when grades eleven and twelve were added, the name was changed to Beavers Adventist Academy.

The name was changed again in 2004 to Ardmore Adventist Academy to more clearly identify ourselves to the local community.  With the desire to honor the Beavers, a memorial has been placed in the school chapel.  

The new building, scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2011, will be located just up the street from the tornado site. This leaves our address the same.

The Ardmore Seventh-day Adventist Academy operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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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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