Harrisburg Adventist School
It is the mission of the Harrisburg Adventist School to prepare children to be productive citizens throughout their life on this earth, and to develop their character in preparation of their life on the new earth to come,
Hence our motto: Learning for Life... Living for Heaven!
Harrisburg Adventist School was first established in 1928 in the basement of Harrisburg First Seventh-day Adventist Church when it was located at 615 N. 17th Street in Harrisburg. Later, the church purchased a 5¼ acre lot at 5405 Locust Lane outside the city and built a new school on it in 1949.
In 1967 a new church was built at 424 N, Progress Avenue. Then, around 1976 the school on Locust Lane was sold. Our school was temporarily relocated in the basement of the new church while plans were being made to attach a new school to the existing church building.
Finally in 1980, our current school building was completed. While many different students and teachers have passed through our doors over these past 75 years, a couple constants remain — our commitment to providing a quality education and fostering in young people a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
“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 Education, p. 13.
The above statement is foundational to understanding the objectives of Harrisburg Adventist School. It is the purpose of our school to do the following:
- Present Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and encourage students to accept him as their personal Savior and Friend.
- Help students develop a positive sense of self worth as children of God.
- Provide a place of learning that is physically and emotionally safe, and where students are challenged to develop their full academic potential.
- Prepare students for success in their future educational experience.
- Enable students to become productive workers and responsible citizens.
- Treat all individuals with courtesy and respect.
- Help students establish wholesome relationships, demonstrating concern and care for others.
- Involve students in community service activities
- Promote overall spiritual, mental, and physical health.
The Harrisburg Seventh-day Adventist School operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.