Oakview’s Mission Statement
The mission of the Oakview Preparatory School of Seventh-Day Adventists is to provide a Bible-based, quality education that will facilitate the spiritual, moral, mental, social and physical growth of each student. Working with the home and the church, it is the purpose of this school to cultivate in each student the ability to function as an independent, critical thinker, able to analyze situations, make responsible decisions, and to use his/her God-given abilities in a multicultural society to serve God and man.
Along with a basic commitment to the academic framework necessary for the development of literate, articulate students, we are primarily dedicated to the task of restoring the three forgotten “Rs”: REVERENCE for God and life, RESPECT for self and others and the dignity of work, and RESPONSIBILITY – the realization that rights come with a duty to carry out one’s responsibilities and service to humankind, hence good citizenship.
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in North America operates a system of elementary and secondary education that began in 1872. The church unique philosophy of Christian Education is based primarily on the scriptures and secondarily on the prophetic writings of Ellen G. White. The Seventh-day Adventist Church believes that all children and youth have been entrusted to the church, and its education system for spiritual, mental, physical and social growth and development.
The primary aim of Seventh-day Adventist education is:
- provide opportunity for students to accept Christ as their personal Savior,
- allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and
- to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to all the world.
The Adventist Education philosophy is predicated on the belief that each student is unique and is of inestimable value and the importance of the development of the whole person. Students are educated to accept service as a way of life, to be sensitive to the needs of people in the home and society, and to become active members of the church.