Our philosophy is to meet the needs of the whole child.
The Adventist EDGE is the Southern Union’s initiative for the comprehensive improvement of Adventist education, from Early Childhood through grade 12 grade and sets the course for excellence in all areas.
Adventist EDGE teachers honor the natural cycle of learning. The natural cycle begins by connecting with the child’s experience, moving on to provide information and instruction before allowing students to practice and celebrate new learning. Our SDA philosophy encourages students to be “thinkers and not mere reflectors of other men’s thoughts.”
EDGE teachers follow a constructivist philosophy, encouraging students to use active techniques (experiments, real-world problem solving) to expand their knowledge and enhance their understanding of the world. Dialogue and collaboration are crucial to the process.
In EDGE classrooms, children talk about what they are doing and reflect on how their understanding is changing.
To see an overview of our curriculum & standards, visit our Academic Program page.