Parkersburg Academy

Creative Education that Honors the Creator . . . rooted in God's love.

Parkersburg Academy

Mission Statement 

Parkersburg Academy's mission is to offer the highest quality training to the children of Parkersburg and vicinity through sound curriculum, life experiences, Christian morals, and a focus on Jesus.

Our Philosophy 
The Parkersburg Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to: 

  • Develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39 
  • Master the basic academic skills, value labor, physical and mental.
  • Cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity.

Whether an Adventist school is big or small, children can achieve on a higher level there.


It doesn't matter how large or small the school is. It doesn't matter how many students there are, or the number of grades per teacher—or even how many grades are in one classroom together. Children achieve at the same high level—an average of half a grade above predicted in all subjects.

This is according to CognitiveGenesis, a 4-year study conducted at La Sierra University following 50,000 students, grades 3–9 and 11, enrolled in Adventist schools across the United States.

Read more CognitiveGenesis results on their website.

Safe and Sound video presentation
Few decisions are as important -- and potentially life-changing as choosing a school for your children.  In this video you will learn some of the history of Adventist Christian education.  Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.

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Journey to Excellence video presentation
Hear from administrators, teachers, parents and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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Parkersburg Academy is operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.