GRANTS PASS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST SCHOOL CELEBRATED 100 YEARS IN 2016!
Walk with us down memory lane…
In the early 1900s, the Grants Pass area recognized a need for private education that provided smaller classrooms, more attentive teachers, and a thorough, character-building, Christian curriculum. The mission was to aptly educate and prepare students to thrive in their communities and be a blessing to others they encountered.
She fondly recalled “canning bees” to help store fruits and vegetables for the hot lunch program. The school supports a small garden to this day, providing healthy produce for hot lunches.
Meehan also talked about the importance of outreach programs, whether it’s bringing small gifts to local nursing homes or taking a van full of students to Mexico for spring break to build schools. She called this the school’s vision. In keeping with this vision, the current ninth grade class is traveling to San Francisco to do mission work in May 2016.
GRANTS PASS SCHOOL TODAY
This Seventh-day Adventist School currently has approximately 60 students in grades K-10. The school is supported by five constituent Adventist churches, where many of the attending students are also members. Many enrolled students also come from a blend of several communities and backgrounds.
Together as a school, our prayer continues to be about blessing the community with wholesome, thorough education for its children, and to be a presence of Christlike ministry to our surroundings.
“Our ideas of education take too narrow and too low a range. There is need of a broader scope, a higher aim. 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 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, Education, p. 13).