The Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (Silang, Cavite, Philippines) dedicated its newly established high school building on January 20, 2023, located in a serene area of the AIIAS campus near the elementary school. The new edifice facilitates grades 7–12, previously located in former Sabbath School rooms connected to the gymnasium. The event drew over 400 students, parents, faculty, and guests.
“The construction of this building is actually a ‘coming home’ for the entire K–12 system,” stated Dr. Jim Weller, AIIAS Academy principal and assistant professor of School Leadership. “We’ve taught all 13 grades before, but in different locations across campus. So now we have our school in one location, built to serve students, instructors, and the community.”
The K–12 program covers kindergarten plus 12 years of preparatory education to prepare graduates for college and the workplace.
This educational program, an international curriculum based on the Seventh-Day Adventist North American Division standards, provides a substantial advantage that is helpful for both parents and students because it provides a holistic approach to education dedicated to assisting its pupils in growing both academically and spiritually.
“One of the things that is important to me is that we want our whole educational program to be based on the Word of God and the vision of Ellen White for Adventist education,” Dr. Weller said. During the dedication program, he explained that during the pouring of the building’s foundation, a Bible and Ellen White’s book Education was buried within the school’s foundation as a symbol that the school will be built on God’s Word and the Spirit of Prophecy. This copy of Education, provided by the Southern Asia-Pacific Division, is open to the statement that “the work of education and the work of redemption are one.”
AIIAS is an institution of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. AIIAS Academy is included in the institution to serve the children of faculty, staff, students, and area residents who wish to access its special curriculum and approach to education. For more information about the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, you can visit https://www.aiias.edu/.
The map shows 61 countries from which this semester’s AIIAS students originate. This image shows the vast reach of the institution in equipping leaders to be God’s right hand in leading His church.
The original article was published on the Southern Asia-Pacific Division website.