Our Philosophy

San Fernando Valley Academy 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.

In the beginning man was created in the image of God and was "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 restore this power in each student. A knowledge of God, His plan for redemption, and the kind of persons men and women may become as they are restored to His likeness is of first importance throughout the total school experience. Such a transforming restoration involves the development of the whole person, physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

San Fernando Valley Academy places a high esteem on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive 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 the community a better place to live, to appreciate the cultural, and scientific and technological advances of the age, and to develop a positive attitude toward the service of others and God. Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the gospel message to the entire world in preparation for the soon return of Jesus