The Hollister SDA Christian School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:
- develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 22:37-39;
- master the basic academic skills;
- value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended;
- cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.
Every power - physical, mental and moral - needs to be trained, disciplined, and developed, so that students may be prepared for life. More than preparation simply for this earthly life, students prepare for life eternal. Thus, the Hollister SDA Christian School endeavors to prepare students to be strong to think and to act, students wo are masters, not slaves of circumstances, students who possess breadth of mind, clearness of thought, and courage of convictions. (Adapted from Education & Chrstian Education)
We are a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade school providing quality Christian education in Hollister, California since 1923. The city of Hollister has a population of about 35,000 and is located about 50 miles south of Silicon Valley and San Jose. Monterey and the Pacific Coast are 45 miles to the west.
Our school is owned and operated by the Central California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Hollister Seventh-day Adventist Church. Current church membership is approximately 240 people.