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Lake Erie Seventh-day Adventist School
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Quality Education Since 1897

• Graduates have attended a variety of higher learning facilities including Collegiate Academy, Blue Mountain Academy and Andrews University.

• Traditional education methodology emphasizing quality and excellence with biblical integration.

• Qualified, dedicated, Christian teachers

• Other activities include field trips and Christian ministry opportunities.

• One entire subject is dedicated to studying the Bible and Christian Principles. There is regular worship and prayer. Character building is the primary concern of Adventist Christian education.

Dedicated Staff

The Lake Erie Seventh-day Adventist School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights and privileges, programs and activities generally accorded to or made available to students at the school. It makes no discrimination in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school administered programs.

The faculty and staff of the Lake Erie Seventh-day Adventist School are believers who have been called to ministry in Christian education. With genuine love and concern for each student, our staff strives to be spiritual role models. We are dedicated to providing the best possible environment for each student to reach their maximum potential. Realizing that every child is a gift entrusted to us by God, we attempt to provide a Christian atmosphere that nurtures the student’s relationship with God and his fellow man. Each student is recognized as a unique individual and encouraged to develop a positive sense of self. The students have the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential, spiritually, mentally, physically and creatively. Realizing the rapid changes in today’s society, we strive to prepare each student to respond successfully in a Christ-like manner to the challenges of life in our society.

Why a Smaller School

Smaller class size enables our teachers to spend more time with each student, encouraging them in their areas of special interest and ability.

Ten Reasons Why Small Schools Work 1. Individuality: In most small schools, there is a lower teacher-pupil ratio. This allows for more careful assessment of the needs, strengths, and weaknesses of each student. The teacher is better able to individualize the instruction to fit the student’s needs and learning style.

2. Flexibility: The small school setting largely escapes the fixed schedules, pull-out-programs, red tape, and administrative trivialities of larger schools. This enables new teaching strategies to be implemented with a minimum of delay. Field trips, projects, and use of equipment can fit into the actual flow of the classroom learning experience without having to adjust to the plans of several other classrooms.

3. Curriculum: The school utilizes quality curriculum materials designed for multi-grade classrooms. Integration of learning levels and subjects allows the students to apply skills across the curriculum in real-life situations.

4. Social Skills: Several studies have found that multi-grade classrooms improve personal and social development. Students learn to work with a wide age span. Independent work habits, as well as a greater feeling of responsibility and self-esteem, are developed.

5. Family Atmosphere: A sense of community quickly develops. There is more interaction among the smaller groups. The mix of age and abilities is more like a family than is found in the larger classrooms of same age children.

6. Parental Involvement: A major factor for student success in school is for the parents to be actively involved in their child’s education. The small school setting provides many opportunities for involvement from helping with projects, field trips, and hot lunches.

7. Academic Achievement: Studies have shown that students from multi-grade schools do as well or better on standardized tests that students in single grade classrooms. However, more small school students go on to college.

8. Leadership: Students have the opportunity to develop leadership skills from an early age. Every student is called upon to lead out in some aspect of the school program-a true training ground for the future.

9. Character Building: Character building is the center piece of Adventist Christian education. The family atmosphere of the small school provides an environment that supports and extends this important work begun in the home.

10. Spiritual Growth: Seventh-day Adventist Christian education focuses on preparing students for eternity. The smaller setting allows time to be spent in sharing and building a personal relationship with Christ. Smaller groups and flexible scheduling make outreach in service to the community easier to accomplish.

Christian Values

If you seek the value of a caring, Christian environment with dedicated teachers, a family atmosphere, and high standards then this is the school for you and your child. The Lake Erie Seventh-day Adventist School is a private school, fully accredited and recognized by the State of Pennsylvania.

Funding

Part of the expense of the school operation comes from student tuition. The other funding is provided through the generous donations from the sponsor church and other kinds of individuals who believe in the merits of Christian education. If you are interested in sponsoring a child so that they may obtain a Christian education, please contact us at 814-824-6169.