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What Sets Us Apart

As an Adventist Christian school we are focused on helping students grow, not only academically, but in all the aspects of their lives.  This mindset is shaped by Jesus' example in Luke 2:52, "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man."

Growing spiritually

The most important thing we do here at Chico Oaks is to help students grow in their love for Jesus. Although we don't have easy ways to measure that growth or quantify it in numbers, we do see it every day. It is the result of our focus, as Protestant Christians, on making Christ the center of all we do, not just the topic of Bible class. It is the result of choosing the Bible as our guide for beliefs and behavior. It is the result providing experiences to practice Christian service. To experience how our program and teachers nurture spiritual growth, call to set up a visit and Education Success Consult.

Growing academically

Students in Adventist schools benefit academically from our breadth of experience in education and our priority for putting God first. We experience God's promise that when we "seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, all these things will be added to you." (Matthew 6:33) And that experience has been documented by research.

  • Students in Adventist schools outperform. In a three-year study of 51,000+ students in Adventist schools across the nation (kindergarten through high school), researched found they outperformed the national average.  At all grade levels. In schools of all sizes. And in all subjects.
  • Students in Adventist schools overachieve. Additionally, researchers compared student performance on standardized tests with what would be predicted based on their Cognitive Abilities Test scores, and found they performed above what would be predicted.
  • Students in Adventist schools gain even more with time. One of the most dramatic findings is that students who transferred to Adventist schools saw a marked improvement in test scores. Furthermore, the longer students are in Adventist schools, the better their achievements and abilities.

Growing physically

Healthy bodies make for healthy brains, as plenty of research demonstrates.  So our approach includes learning how to make wise choices in exercise, plenty of sleep, healthy eating and more. Practicing healthy living is another way we honor God by treating our bodies as the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19). 

Growing socially

God's plan for each of us includes helping and serving others. As we interact with each other here at school and as we practice service in our community, we are guided by Paul’s words, “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2) While we are not perfect, we are constantly aiming to be more Christ-like with each other and to serve our community.  Come see how this influences our students with a visit to our campus.

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