Philosophy of Education
San Gabriel Academy believes that knowledge of God, communion with Him, and emulation of His character are of paramount importance, and that only in cooperation with God can the individual, in his/her quest for knowledge, reach the optimum development of their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual powers. We endeavor to provide a Christian education that pursues academic excellence and promotes our heritage as Seventh-day Adventists.
While we believe that formal education is an important part of a child's life, we also believe that other experiences are necessary for well-rounded development.
"True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study. It means more than a preparation for the life that now is. It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world, and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." (E.G. White, Education, p.13)
It is the objective of Christian education to provide a Christ-centered curriculum which will promote the fullest development of the student's spiritual, physical, mental, and social faculties.