Nestled in the quiet and unique community of Glanvillia, the Arthur Waldron Seventh-day Adventist Academy School (formerly the Dominica Seventh-day Adventist Secondary School) serves over two hundred students from diverse hamlets around the island of Dominica.
The school was renamed in September 2017 in honour of Mr Arthur Waldron, who conceptualised an institution of its kind. In 1980, it opened its doors to the educating of young people.
On a typical school day, our active student body is engaged in a range of activities from exciting class sessions that cater to their curiosity, to club sessions that encourage their school spirit and involvement. These are facilitated by a driven, committed and qualified staff of 19.
Partnering with God, the administration and teachers have endeavoured for forty years, to be transformational role models, nurturing curious minds in a spiritually charged atmosphere.
The Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education is Christ-centred. Adventists believe that, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God’s character and purposes can be understood as revealed in the Bible, in Jesus Christ, and in nature.
The distinctive characteristics of Adventist education—derived from the Bible and the writings of Ellen G. White—point to the redemptive aim of true education: to restore human beings into the image of their Maker.
The mission of the Arthur Waldron Seventh-day Adventist Academy is to provide education that aims at the holistic development of the student: social, mental, physical, spiritual, vocational and moral; equipping them to serve God, community and self with dignity, humility and sacrifice.
Our students enjoy a safe, spirit-filled environment to work and study. We foster an environment that encourages an equal balance between work and play; thus achieving academic excellence. Our Parents-Teacher interactions are a joy to have as we enjoy giving comprehensive feedback on the development of our students.
Standing out as a beacon of light in the community, the Arthur Waldron Seventh-day Adventist Academy is home to more than 200 students.
Developing a healthy relationship with God through Biblical principles translate into effective service to mankind
Mrs Carlotta Challenger has a passion for success thus her daily life epitomizes this. She views life as “All things are possible with Christ; seek a way to make it happen.”