WHO WE ARE
Past and Present
It is our purpose to grow every day in our love for God, to instill a passion for learning, and to create a life of impact.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School was established to provide a holistic educational and spiritual environment in which students can excel and develop academically, physically, socially, and emotionally. Reverence for God and kindness to others are qualities that are encouraged through effective role modeling by parents and teachers and through classroom instruction.
At KSDA we recognize that each student is special. Each person’s opinions, backgrounds and unique qualities must be respected. We challenge students to discover and reach their own potential academically, socially, physically and spiritually.
To reach these goals, we carefully plan our curriculum, select our textbooks, and choose our teachers. Teacher selection is based on academic training and experience as well as an ability to impart knowledge, culture and spiritual values to their students. All of our teachers are fully credentialed.
True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. 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. - E.G. White
The KSDA educational program emphasizes key core values with our students as part of an intentional character development program.
The core values of a KSDA student are:
But at the core is spirituality.
The early beginnings of a Kirkland Seventh-day Adventist School reach back to 1945, with only one teacher in the an old grange hall, with 11 students that first year. By 1951 enrollment had nearly doubled and the school had two full time teachers.
In 1953, the school began a two-year negotiation process with the Department of Heath, Education and Welfare to secure land for a new school. After working with numerous governmental agencies the school was awarded a building and just over 4 acres. The church constituency immediately went to work on a remodeling project of the building and by the fall of 1957, it was ready for occupancy. The 9th and 10th grades were added at this time and enrollment grew.
In the fall of 1996, Puget Sound Adventist Academy, the high school on our shared campus, opened its doors. Since its opening, PSAA has provided an excellent next academic step for KSDA graduates.
Since the beginning, KSDA has continued to grow and better its program. It is well known for its academic standards and the community that surrounds it.