Northview Adventist School is a co-educational day school operated by the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists for the purpose of educating Christian youth. Because Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as the Word of God and the writings of Ellen G. White as divine revelation, Northview Adventist School desires to follow the counsel therein by offering its students a program that strives for balance among the spiritual, intellectual, physical, and social aspects of life. Since humans were originally created in the image of God but have lost that perfect nature through sin, it is the goal of true education to assist youth in experiencing restoration of divine character by learning more of Christ. Through a correct knowledge of God, fellowship with Him in study and service, each student is encouraged to develop a likeness of his or her Creator and form characters fit for heaven.
"It is the work of true education...to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men's thoughts...True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that is now. It has to do with the whole being, and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the students for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." Education, pp. 13-17
And this is life eternal, that they might know the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou has sent. John 17:3 (NKJ)
The Seventh-day Adventist educational program gives primary emphasis to spiritual development, but at the same time provision is made for high achievement in the core curriculum. Northview desires to prepare youth for effective citizenship in this world, and the rewards of citizenship in the world to come. Therefore, the objectives of this school are as follows: