Who We Are

and where we're going

Andrews Academy is a fully accredited Seventh-day Adventist coeducational secondary school, offering grades 9-12, located on the campus of Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan. We trace our historical roots back to Battle Creek College, which was founded in 1874. We moved from Battle Creek to Berrien Springs in 1901 and occupied our present building for the first time during the 1978-79 school year.

Andrews Academy students come from every continent except Antarctica. Current trends in globalization can be heard in the many languages spoken in the hallways between classes.

Our dedicated faculty collectively represent over 200 years of teaching experience. Most faculty members have their master's degree and a number are actively pursuing post-graduate work.

Our history, curriculum and faculty are focused by a quote cast in bronze letters on our theme wall, “To restore in man the image of his maker is the object of education.” With this in mind, our mission is:

  • To think deeply
  • To live fully
  • To serve unselfishly
  • To honor God completely

 

A Statement of Purpose
 
Introduction
 
Andrews Academy is a distinctive culturally diverse accredited Seventh-day Adventist Christian co-educational secondary school, offering an exceptional college-preparatory educational experience in partnership with its parent institution, Andrews University, in Southwest Michigan.  With emphases on spiritual and character development and leadership, its rigorous and dynamic curriculum supports a disciplined approach to intellectual inquiry, resulting in the transforming of student lives through experiential learning, mentoring opportunities, and a dedication to world service.
 
Mission
 
Andrews Academy exists to provide students with a Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist education, as it cultivates in them the desire to nurture a personal relationship with Christ, and achieve God’s purpose in their lives spiritually, physically, academically, aesthetically, and socially.
 
Vision
 
Andrews Academy will be a premier Seventh-day Adventist secondary institution where students think deeply, live fully, serve unselfishly, and honor God completely.
 
Core Values
 
To restore in man the image of His maker, Andrews Academy is committed to:
 
1.      Spiritual development through a scriptural compass.
2.      Academic excellence, prompting contagious intellectual
         curiosity.
3.      Relationship building, strengthening a sense of
         community.
4.      Leadership through service, as modeled by Christ.
5.      World outreach, developing global awareness &
         commitment.
6.      Celebrating diversity within a vibrant multicultural
         community.
7.      Promoting a culture of whole-person health & wellness.
8.      Creating a safe haven both physically and emotionally
          for all.
9.      Elevating music to honor God.
10.    Nurturing innovative, engaging, passionate, and
         dedicated faculty.
 
Motto
 
Live…Learn…Love… for Eternity
 
Bible Verse
 
In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:6 (NKJV)

 

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students   WE ARE ACCREDITED BY THE
  FOLLOWING ENTITIES:
  • Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • North Central Association on Accreditation and School Improvement, a division of AdvancED