Desert View Christian School (DVCS) is a grade 1-8 accredited school located at 2425 American Legion Boulevard, in Mountain Home. The goal of DVCS is to assist students and teachers in the process of maturing spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically, and socially. While the school is owned, and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, other faiths are represented and welcome to apply. The school is part of the largest and oldest world-wide Protestant school system which places high value on the worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which a positive self-image may be developed. The school’s educational program holds a permanent value both for today and throughout eternity. Above grade level academic excellence is promoted by challenging students to fully develop their intellectual capabilities. Physical and health education reflects the belief that the body is God’s temple. The Bible based curriculum is designed so that differences and development of positive attitudes toward all people.
The Knowledge of God, His plan for our redemption and the kind of persons’ students may become as they are restored to His likeness, is of primary importance throughout the total school experience. Students are given opportunities to accept Jesus as their personal Savior. Each student is challenged to develop a personal sense of mission for giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire world in preparation for His soon return.
Desert View Christian School 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 academic skills
Value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
Cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity
Desert View Christian School operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. We are accredited with the State of Idaho. Adventist Education has the largest Protestant private school system in the world. We use the Adventist Curriculum for Elementary Schools for 98% of our course material. We will also use whatever course material is available to help a child learn a particular subject, if they are having trouble with our standard material. Our goal is that every child should succeed in school and our teachers' task is to do their part in this process.
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