The Seventh-day Adventist Church, through its educational program, wishes to help young people prepare for effective citizenship on this earth, and a rewarding citizenship on the new earth. The educational program attaches great importance to building the character and spiritual foundation of the lives of their children and young people. Moreover, it makes abundant provision for the acquisition and interpretation of what is appropriate from the accumulation of common secular knowledge and skills for mental, social, vocational, and physical development.

The aim of true education is to restore human beings into the image of God as revealed by the life of Jesus Christ. Only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit can this be accomplished. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person—spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional—a process that spans a lifetime. Working together, homes, schools, and churches cooperate with divine agencies to prepare learners to be good citizens in this world and for eternity.