Prescott Adventist School | St. Joseph, MO

A Journey to Excellence


Prescott Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School follows the academic curriculum prescribed by the Department of Education of the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.  This curriculum is consistent with the program for Elementary Schools recommended by the Iowa-Missouri Conference of Seventh-day Adventist and the State of Missouri.

Prescott Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School offers a Kindergarten through eighth grade academic program.  The School is committed to excellence and seeks to enrich its program with a variety of fine arts activities.  The Kindergarten program is an extension of home development with special emphasis and growth in self awareness, personal responsibility, self-control, working cooperatively, developing curiosity, and preparation for first grade.           

The curriculum for grades one through eight includes subjects in: 

  • Religion
  • Language Arts (Handwriting, Reading, Spelling, Literature, Grammar)
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Keyboarding
  • Physical Education
  • Art
  • Music

Emphasis is placed on helping students grow in their spiritual life and to master basic reading, writing, mathematics, and thinking skills.   In order to qualify for graduation from grade eight, a student must successfully complete all subjects in this curriculum.

Curriculum Goals


Each student will:

1.    Acceptance of God


Surrender one’s whole life to God; develop a relationship with Jesus Christ; and allow the Holy Spirit to work in one’s life.

2.   Commitment to the Church


Desire to know, live and share the message and mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

3.   Interpersonal Relationships


Develop a sense of self-worth, skills in interpersonal relationships, an understanding of the responsibilities of family membership and the ability to respond with sensitivity to the needs of others.

4.   Responsible Citizenship


Develop an understanding of cultural and historical heritages, affirm a belief in the dignity and worth of others and accept responsibility for local, national and global environments.

5.   Healthy Balanced Living


Accept personal responsibility for achieving and maintaining optimum physical, mental and spiritual health.

6.   Intellectual Development


Adopt a systematic, logical and biblically-based approach to decision-making and problem-solving when applied to a developing body of knowledge.

7.   Communication Skills


Recognize the importance of effective communication and develop the requisite skills.

8.   Personal Management


Function responsibly in the everyday world using Christian principles of stewardship, economy and personal management.

9.   Aesthetic Appreciation


Develop an appreciation of the beautiful, both in God’s creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.

10.  Career and Service


Develop a Christian work ethic with an appreciation for the dignity of service.