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Our History

Founded in 1907, Glendale Adventist Academy (GAA) is a college preparatory school for young men and women. The school has a distinguished history as a center for providing quality Christian education that seeks to develop young people of character. Located in Glendale, California, the school serves students in the greater Los Angeles area. GAA is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is part of the largest Protestant educational system in the world. The school is fully accredited by both the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Seventh-day Adventist North American Division Commission on Accreditation.

There is no greater gift to the future than a generation of young people who are empowered with spiritual commitment, strong academic preparation, leadership skills, and social awareness. Glendale Adventist Academy is at the forefront of developing such young people. Our school provides (1) a Christ-centered learning environment where students, parents, and teachers can experience the presence of God in a spirit of affirmation, (2) a progressive curriculum that challenges and fosters the highest academic development, and (3) a values-laden and ethically-driven focus that involves students in service for the purpose of developing responsible citizens with a commitment to local and global communities. The curriculum maintains a rigorous program of college preparatory courses, religious education, community outreach, art, music, athletics, and enrichment opportunities which promote a life-long love for learning.