Home for Midland K-12
Welcome to Midland Adventist Academy! We are a Seventh-day Adventist school located in Shawnee, Kansas. We offer an exciting, Christian education to students in grades K-12. Our staff members are committed to providing quality education in an environment that is Bible-based and Christ-filled.
We invite you to find out more about our school. Call us at 913-268-7400 to schedule a visit, click for a map, or explore online. To see what's happening at our school you can check our calendar, visit our classrooms or see what our alumni are doing.
Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. This educational system includes elementary and high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe. We operate in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Public schools are seeing larger classes and fewer course offerings. And as Rob Manning reports in this OPB News article for OPB News, some parents are responding to those changes by seeking out alternatives -- in the private school sector. If your child doesn't already attend Midland, we'd be glad for you to consider us for your student's future education!
If you are interested in receiving more information about our school, click on Contact Us.
Teaching minds, touching hearts, training hands for Jesus.Our Philosophy
Midland Adventist Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. 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. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:
- develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
- master the basic academic skills
- value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
- cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity
Why We're Here
Bringing students to Jesus through daily worship time and Bible classes is a natural part of Adventist education. However, at its best, Adventist education is also about leading students to a lifelong dedication of service to others. It is at the very core of our message as found in the great gospel commission, "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." Matthew 28:19.
Our schools are a training ground to provide our youth with a strong understanding of their church's beliefs and prepare them for service and soul winning wherever their future leads. “With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen and soon-coming Saviour might be carried to the whole world." - Counsels to Teachers, Parents and Students p. 555.
Why Adventist Education?
Larry Blackmer, vice president of education for the North American Division, was interviewed by the Columbia Union Visitor for his thoughts on Adventist education, as well as Martin Doblmeier's documentary on the same subject.
Mr. Blackmer says in part, "We spend a great deal of time talking to ourselves, sharing the good things about Adventist Education and doing an autopsy on things we don’t like. But seldom do we get the opportunity to share our story with the general public in the kind of format The Blueprint offers. Martin Doblemeier is a master storyteller, and I knew that if he spent time in our schools, with our teachers and students that he would share a compelling story, which he has!
The end of March 2016 marked the completion of the most recent accreditation process for Midland, which takes place every four to six years.. The process focuses on academics, school processes, community involvement, and all the many things that make Midland the school that it is. Our accreditation also indicates official recognition by the Seventh-day Adventist church as part of the largest Protestant education system in the world.
Many local volunteers contributed to our school accreditation self-study process by serving on standards committees, participating in parent and student surveys, or by visiting with team members while they were on our campus earlier this week. The visiting team members were very impressed with Midland Adventist Academy and they were especially impressed by our students' love for their school and for their desire to make it even better. The committee voted to recommend a six year term of accreditation for Midland with an interim review visit in three years to the North American Division Commission on Accreditation.