HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL
In 1900 the congregation of Eastwood SDA Church purchased a church building on South Ohio Avenue. The church was two blocks south of Broad Street.
In 1902 they started a church school in the basement of the church. We do not know the name of the teacher at that time. In 1906 the teacher was Mrs. Vada Welch.
By 1910 the school had outgrown the basement of the church. Mr. and Mrs. Seibert donated ground to the church on the corner of Union and Ryan. The school was constructed on this sight. In 1950 an addition was built onto the school and the school remained at that location until the Spring of 1961.
Land was purchased further East of downtown and a school was built on 270 Napoleon Ave. The church and school moved into the new facility in the fall of 1961. Worship services were held in the school until construction of the new church was completed.
On August 5th, 2005, property was purchased at 6400 S. Sunbury Rd., Westerville, Ohio. Transformation of the house was started immediately and the first worship wervice was held at the new location on December 3rd, 2005.
Work began in early spring of 2006 on construction of the new school. Three days of school were held in the church the next year. August 28th, 2006, we had our first day of school in the newly constructed building at
6350 S. Sunbury Rd.
Eastwood Seventh-day Adventist Junior 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 as the blessing God intended.
Eastwood Seventh-day Adventist Junior Academy operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.