|What We Believe
At Galt Adventist Christian School we believe that every young person is reachable, teachable, lovable, and saveable. God has a plan and a purpose for his/her life.
"True education means more than the pursual of a certain course of study. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for higher joy of wider service in the world to come." -E.G. White, Education, pg. 13
Founded in 1974, Galt Adventist Christian School is part of the educational system of the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, accredited by the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools under the National Council for Private School Accreditation. It is supported financially by the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, the Galt Seventh-day Adventist Church, and student tuition. The school and Galt Adventist Church are on the same campus.
The Galt Seventh-day Adventist Christian School 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, as the
- blessing God intended
- cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.
The Galt Seventh-day Adventist Christian School operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The educational program covers Kindergarten through 8th grade in three classrooms with three credentialed teachers. With a ten-year average of thirty students, our low student-teacher ratio enhances individual attention, while multi-grade classrooms create an environment for cross-learning.
The four classroom complex, completed in 1981, provides spacious, well equipped classrooms for instruction. Computer technology in each classroom enables easy integration into the curriculum. The gymnasium gives a safe environment for play during in-climate weather. The enclosed grass playground with a ball field, swings, and slides enables the students to exercise and play in a protected area. A picnic area adds an outdoor lunch environment on pleasant days.
The curriculum includes religious instruction, encouraging Christian development between students and with their teachers. Physical, mental, social, and spiritual abilities and values are fostered in example, practice, and instruction. The mental discipline of memorization is enhanced through Bible usage. Other valued spiritual resources enhance Bible understanding. The over all atmosphere seeks the application of knowledge for useful citizen ship in society and in eternity.
The Blueprint [the story of Adventist Education]
Few decisions are as important -- and potentially life-changing as choosing a school for your children. The Approach and Philosophy of Adventist Education can be found on this website. And for information on the film "The Blueprint" which will help you learn the story of Adventist Christian education. The BLUEPRINT is a collection of short features about students and teachers who form an extraordinary network of schools operated by Seventh-day Adventists. From the streets of the Bronx, New York, to an Indian reservation in Arizona – from a riverboat that a century ago dared to teach newly-freed slaves to a modern day oudoor classroom in the Rocky Mountains – each story shows how the “whole child” approach to education – teaching body, mind and spirit – is transforming lives. Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.