"True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is... 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.” ― Ellen G. White, Education
GSAA is an accredited high school offering college-prep courses with a uniquely Seventh-day Adventist perspective. Students are given opportunities to engage in service and develop a life-long passion for helping others and giving back to their community. Students are trained for leadership, gaining knowledge and experience that will help them be successful leaders in their family, church and career. Above all else, GSAA strives to prepare students for eternity focusing our academics, athletics and extra-curricular activities by encouraging the development of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
To sustain a culture and environment that results in servant leaders who emanate spiritual commitment, personal integrity, academic rigor, and lifelong success. Gem State Adventist Academy encourages a balance between recognition of the dignity and individuality of students and the responsibility that students bear for their own conduct in relation to the rights of others. Inherent in this balance is the need for students to fulfill their responsibilities to themselves for their own personal development, to other students as members of the group, and to the school community in general. In accordance with the “Love and Logic” philosophy, it further requires that responsible action be taken and learning choices provided to protect students from situations that may be disruptive to the educational process, potentially dangerous to an individual’s mental or physical well-being or destructive to school property. Parents continue to play a significant role in supporting and contributing to the success of their student. Thus students, parents, teachers, and staff must all work closely and in harmony together to achieve eternal results.