Yakima Adventist Christian School affirms the Seventh-day Adventist Fundamental Beliefs and is committed to making the school a place that holds to the Biblical view, deeply embedded in Adventist doctrine, https://www.adventist.org/en/beliefs.
Yakima Adventist Christian education is dedicated to the fulfillment of one great purpose in cooperation with divine agencies: “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose of his creation might be realized." Education, p. 15, 16. Even more than our excellence in academics, Yakima Adventist Christian School is building character.
Every human being is created in the image of God and is “endowed with a power akin to that of the Creator – individuality, power to think and to do.” Education, p. 17. Man’s capacity for free, creative, responsible thinking and acting has been considerably diminished by sin. It is, therefore, the purpose of Christian education to develop this power in each student. A knowledge of a loving God, His plan for our redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness are of first importance throughout the total school experience. Such a transforming restoration involves the development of the whole person, physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.
Yakima Adventist Christan School places a high estimate on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive, Christ-like self-image may be developed. The necessity of providing opportunities for students to secure a preparation that will fit them to live successfully and productively is recognized. Students are encouraged to take an active interest in making their community and world a better place, to appreciate the cultural and scientific advances of the age, to develop positive attitudes toward useful labor and toward all humanity, and “above all else to learn life’s great lesson of unselfish service.” Education, p. 30. Each student is challenged to take an active personal role in the great mission of giving the gospel message to all the world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus.
Yakima Adventist Christan School stands in full support of the North American Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist guidelines regarding human sexuality, as released in documents including the North American Division Statement on Human Sexuality, as well as other official statements on marriage, family, homosexuality, and same-sex unions. (The current statement of Seventh-day Adventist, Bible-based principles on these issues may be found in the school office.)
Yakima Adventist Christan School, as part of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, fully subscribe to and follow the guidelines and theology of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Students are expected to adhere to the codes of conduct and all relevant institutional policies.
Seventh-day Adventist education seeks to give students an intelligent understanding of principles governing the functions and proper care of the body and mind, and to help them establish habits and practices which foster lifelong health. We acquaint students with great literature, art, and music to develop appreciation for “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is lovely...” Philippians 4:8 NIV