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Our Philosophy

Greater New York Academy is a bonafide institution of the Seventh- day Adventist Church organization. We regard God as the ultimate source of truth. Our philosophy of education is based on the belief that the development and edification of a noble character is the greatest asset to God and man. A noble character will surrender the self for service to God and the uplifting of humanity. All instruction and learning should be directed toward molding the character of the student into the image God originally planned for man.

The source of true wisdom and understanding is God; therefore, the role of the teachers and administrators is to inspire the students with principles of truth, love, obedience, honor, integrity, and purity which are derived from the example of Jesus Christ.

"True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study... It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world, and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." (Education, p. 13).

For more information see the NAD videos Journey to Excellence and Safe and Sound. You can also read the section on the Philosophy of Education in the NAD's K-12 Educational Policies.