About College Park Elementary School
College Park Elementary School is a Seventh-day Adventist school and one of the longest established private elementary schools in Durham Region, having been in continuous operation since 1912. We are part of a global network of schools operating in a number of countries around the world.
College Park Elementary School is proud to provide education based on Christian principles by which students are encouraged to realize their fullest potential and develop into morally and socially responsible individuals.
College Park Elementary School is dedicated to building a foundation for life through Christian education. We are committed to developing a school environment that nurtures your child's unique potential in all areas of development - intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual. Our staff strives to create a caring community where every student feels valued and develops lifelong learning habits - while promoting academic excellence and nurturing self-discipline. We provide a highly effective curriculum supported by engaged parents, so your child can achieve their highest potential.
Knowledge for Today...Wisdom for Eternity.
College Park Elementary is an academic, Seventh-day Adventist school guided by the educational principles of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
It is the fundamental philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools to believe in the existence of the Creator God. His divine authority is respected and His intervention in human affairs is recognized.
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.
Our curriculum at all grade levels stresses the importance of developing a personal relationship with God, mastering basic academic skills, and valuing work, both mental and physical, as a blessing from God. Our goal is to cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral integrity as God intended.
Adventist Education and Our Journey to Excellence
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes God as the ultimate source of existence, truth, and power. In the beginning, God created in His image a perfect humanity, a perfection later marred by sin. Education in its broadest sense is a means of returning human beings to their original relationship with God. The distinctive characteristics of this Adventist worldview, built around creation, the fall, redemption, and re-creation, are derived from the Bible and the inspired writings of Ellen G. White.
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.
Those who have studied Adventist education and its benefits have seen many reasons for parents to make the choice for our school system. Studies have shown that "Adventist education plays a significant role in the development of religious faith" and students of the Adventist school system are "two times more likely to pay tithe, three times more likely to choose a partner of the same faith, and two times more likely to stay active church members."
You can learn more about our schools, administrators, teachers, parents, and students at Adventisteducation.org about how our school incorporates academic quality, a strong curriculum, and spiritual and moral content.
College Park Elementary School is grateful for the faithful support from these Seventh-day Adventist Churches.