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Spiritual Mission

The spiritual mission of Portland Adventist Academy is to minister to the students and staff in a graceful environment and to facilitate their journey to the heart of God. Christ-Centered & Character-Driven is more than our motto. It is the umbrella belief that covers and provides direction for all we do. Whether we are influencing the heart for Christ, affecting the head of values and information, or learning to honor each other and respect life.

With Christ at the center, our efforts in character development are focused on the core values of courage, leadership, integrity, curiosity, and concern. In the character development process, we learn to be responsible citizens and to be accountable to ourselves, each other, and God. It is our desire to make a living example of the golden rule; to honor and respect every human life.

Most importantly, we wish to dispense grace in all things because we are all in process, an unfinished work valued by Christ above all else.


Our Vision 

A high school where families long to send their children and where students love to be. 


Our Mission 

Because we desire to follow Christ’s call to transform our community and our world, we guide and educate young leaders to be Christ-centered & character driven.


Our Primary Aims

To invite every student to consider a relationship with Jesus and to mentor them in how to live as followers of Christ


To teach a holistic Christian worldview that impacts every part of living


To build an environment of academic excellence in creating life-long learners

To provide an accepting and nurturing environment


To be a relevant part of our local and global community


Our Core Values


Facing my weaknesses and wrestling with my fears



Knowing that I am always a leader of one and choosing to be a servant of others



Striving to become truth-oriented with myself and others – being what I say I am



Developing an interest in the world around me


Being actively involved in the welfare of others

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