At Redwood Adventist Academy we believe in educating the whole child by mentoring them spiritually, academically, physically and socially. We believe that the best education results when Christ is at the center of all we do and we claim the promise that by seeking “first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness” that “all these things will be given unto you” Matthew 6:33. It is our conviction that the most effective approach to whole child education blends experiential, outdoor, standards-grounded learning with indoor instruction, projects, and technology-based study.
As a Seventh-day Adventist school, commitment to Christ is an integral part of all that we do. We welcome families of all faith backgrounds
and find that our families value our commitment to providing a Christ-centered education. If you value a strong, Christian education,
then you will likely do well at Redwood.
We believe that children are a gift from God, and are created in His image.
We delight in getting to know all of their unique personalities.
We know that all children misbehave on occasion, and we certainly do not expect your children to
behave perfectly at all times. We partner with our parents to nurture good behavior and character
in our students. We expect parents to support our staff as we lovingly but firmly discipline students for poor behavior.
Redwood is committed to teaching students the value of their work. In our experience,
students thrive when given tangible opportunities to see the fruits of their labor.
We provide unique opportunities for students to learn on our What’s Up Farm and through our
outdoor learning techniques. These experiences instill in students an understanding of the
value of their time and commitment. Students are expected to be active participants in these
activities, not passive observers.
In addition to our expectation that students are highly involved in outdoor learning opportunities,
we expect students to maintain high academic standards. We expect parents to work with our staff
to provide the support students need to succeed.
If you attended, and were satisfied with, a mainstream public or private school and do not see
any reason to want more, then you may not find our model of education appealing. From our
emphasis on learning through outdoor experiences to our commitment to personal spiritual growth,
we are different from most schools.
At Redwood we see daily examples of children learning best when they are outdoors and actively
involved in hands-on lessons. We take full advantage of our 22-acre campus and onsite farm.
Our students are immersed in outdoor learning spaces and are taught to apply abstract concepts
to real-world scenarios.
If you are looking for an education system that moves beyond the classroom, enriches the minds
and spirits of students, and nurtures a respect for the natural world and the God who created it,
then you should consider our school.
We believe that society has lost sight of what a healthy, balanced lifestyle looks like. While technology
does provide innumerable benefits in our daily lives, without boundaries kids become too reliant on
devices and lose the ability to build healthy, balanced habits. Our program at Redwood teaches students to
use technology as a tool to supplement their learning, and not as the only way in which to learn.
Instead, students are encouraged to tap into their God-given curiosity and creativity as they explore
the world around them.
Families that value building healthy lifestyles for their children find that Redwood steps alongside
them in teaching habits that help children become spiritually, academically, physically and socially
well-balanced citizens. If you would like to give your child the opportunity to grow in a balanced
environment, then Redwood is a great choice.
If Redwood Adventist Academy (RAA) could be described in one word, it would be “family.” We are known for the close, family-friendly atmosphere on our campus. This school family of ours is made up of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds. The recent events across our country have caused RAA faculty and staff to re-examine whether or not we have done everything possible to ensure that all students and families at RAA have felt equally valued and as loved members of our school family. We apologize for any times when our actions or lack of action as a school has caused our students and families to feel inferior or unheard. As a Christian school, we have the sacred job of guiding and raising children. We help shape our students’ views of the world and how they see themselves fitting into it. The administration, staff, and school board would like to recommit themselves to providing an education where every voice is heard, valued, and equally represented. We are asking for the help of our students, parents, and alumni to hold us accountable to this promise. How can we do better as a school? Please come and talk to us. We are listening.