Who We Are
Past and Present
Puget Sound Adventist Academy prepares students to be life-long learners, critical thinkers and tomorrow’s leaders. Through a rigorous academic and holistic education, students are empowered with spiritual commitment, personal responsibility, integrity, leadership skills and a caring social awareness and sensitivity to the community and world around them. PSAA students are prepared for success in life and for eternity.
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES
Puget Sound Adventist Academy was established to provide a holistic educational and spiritual environment in which students can excel and develop academically, physically, socially and emotionally. Reverence for God and kindness to others are qualities that are encouraged through effective role modeling by parents and teachers and through classroom instruction.
The core values of a PSAA student are:
But at the core is spirituality.
The early beginnings of Puget Sound Adventist Academy reach back to 1945, with only one teacher in an old grange hall. By 1957 the school added the 9th and 10th grades, officially making it a junior high school.
After 20 years of operating as a junior high school, a grassroots group of parents had a dream to provide a Christian Adventist day academy for Seattle and the surrounding areas. After two years of gathering information, compiling data, creating reports, endless prayer, and countless meetings with the board members from 25 churches and the Day Academy Committee, their dream became reality—the Washington Conference Board of Education voted 17-1, approving the formation of a new day academy.
In 1997, Puget Sound Adventist Academy was officially born, with 9th-11th grades. In May of 1998, the school graduated its first class of 12th graders. During the 1999-2000 school year, PSAA underwent a full self-study accreditation and received the maximum four-year term of accreditation.
Since its early beginnings, PSAA has continued to grow and better its program and is well known for the community that surrounds it.