Attending a Seventh-Day Adventist School Makes a Difference in Your Child’s Education

Cognitive Genesis Study Analyzes the Success of Adventist Education

CognitiveGenesis is a groundbreaking study that indicates that students in U.S. Adventist schools perform a half-grade level better than the national average. And the longer they attend, the greater their academic success. Watch a video on the 2006-2007 First Year Results here

4 years, 800 schools, 51,000 students

CognitiveGenesis is a 4-year study following 51,000 students, grades 3–9 and 11, enrolled in Adventist schools across North America. “Student achievement is above average and above prediction based on ability for students who attend Seventh-day Adventist schools in North America.”

The longer children attend Adventist schools, the higher their average achievement

This groundbreaking and rigorous research, conducted by La Sierra University, is validating what parents, teachers, and students involved in Adventist education have known for years—that, on average, Adventist school students perform better. Not only do students score a half-grade-level higher in all subjects on average, but the more years they attend an Adventist school, the more their average achievement jumps—up to the 73rd percentile.

Whether an Adventist school is big or small, children can achieve on a higher level there

It doesn’t matter how large or small the school is. It doesn’t matter how many students there are, or the number of grades per teacher—or even how many grades are in one classroom together. The CognitiveGenesis study showed that children enrolled in Seventh-day Adventist schools achieve at the same high level—an average of half a grade above predicted in all subjects.

Cognitive Genesis Report, Year Two

Not only do students who attend Adventist schools achieve half a grade level higher in all subjects than predicted based on their ability scores, but they also gain the benefits of Adventist education shown by other research—strong spiritual lives and healthy lifestyle choices. Read more CognitiveGenesis results on their website