Wyoming Valley Seventh-day Adventist School celebrated National School Choice Week in January! Seventh-day Adventists have been choosing to provide a Christ-centered education for their children and other children in the communities that they serve since 1853 when Martha Byington opened the first known Seventh-day Adventist Church School in Buck’s Bridge, New York. Today you will find Seventh-day Adventist schools in nearly 150 countries, with approximately 85,000 teachers, 1.5 million students, in more than 7,500 schools. The Adventist school system is one of the largest Christian educational systems in the world.
We praise God that under our U.S. Constitution we have the right to provide an education that has as its primary focus restoring the image of God in our students while providing a rigorous academic program and opportunities for the development of good citizenship qualities.
National School Choice Week started in 2011, as a nonpartisan and nonpolitical effort. It is the world’s largest annual education-related celebration. The goal of NSCW, which features participation from tens of thousands of schools and organizations, is to shine a positive spotlight on effective education options for children. During National School Choice Week, schools across America celebrate the challenging, motivating, and effective education they provide to students.