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Journey To Excellence

Our Seventh-day Adventist schools are committed to providing students an excellent Christ-centered education. The "Journey to Excellence" model guides us in making this a reality for our students spiritually, academically, and socially. Click the video link on this page entitled "Journey to Excellence" and learn more about Adventist education's:
-vision, shared values, and common goals
-clear understanding of the philosophy, history, and goals of Adventist education
-utilization of the growing body of research on effective education
-educational leaders and governing boards who create school cultures that encourage innovation without fear of failure
-renewing cycle of improvement in Adventist schools


Our Mission
Sharon Temple Adventist School promotes excellence in academic and Christrian growth through the collaborative efforts of church, community, home and school.

Our Vision
Sharon Temple Adventist School aspires to be an exemplary Christian school ministry characterized by an innovative and engaging curriculum, well rounded programs, and appropriate facilities to meet the academic, spiritual, social, and physical needs of our students.

Our Core Values
1.  Christ-Centered Foundation -
STAS strives to keep all components of the learning environment Christ-centered.
2.  Academic Excellence - STAS students are academically challenged to meet their full potential as outlined in the Allegheny East Conference School Creed as the ideal for God’s children
3.  Character & Citizenship - STAS endeavors to help students develop a Christ-like character and an attitude of service through the programs, teaching, and examples set by the teachers.
4.  Balanced Development - STAS students are nurtured and supported in their academic, social, physical, and spiritual growth to encourage well-rounded development for each student.

Our Educational Philosophy
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes God as the ultimate source of existence and truth. In the beginning, God created in His image a perfect humanity, a perfection later marred by sin. Through Christ and His Spirit, God determined to restore humanity from its lost state. Through the Bible, He has revealed His will to the world, a revelation that supersedes human reason. Through His Church on earth, He seeks the lost for His kingdom.

Made in God’s image, every human being, although fallen, is endowed with attributes akin to those of the Creator. Therefore, Adventist education seeks to nurture thinkers rather than mere reflectors of others’ thoughts; loving service rather than selfish ambition; maximum development of one’s potential; and an appreciation for all that is beautiful, true, and good.

An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It is a balanced development of the whole person. Its time dimensions span eternity. At Sharon Temple Adventist School we belive that homes, schools, and churches cooperate together with divine agencies in preparing learners for citizenship here on this earth and in the New Earth to come.  Thus true education means more than the pursuit of certain courses of study however the school aims to assist each student with becoming a well-balanced individual through the harmonious cultivation of his physical, mental, social and spiritual faculties.