Our Mission

Education of youth has been an important part of the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The church operates the second largest parochial school system in the world. During the early years of the church it was determined that educating youth in church schools was necessary in order to not only education students but to do it in a spiritual setting. The educational philosophy was predicated on a holistic approach of educating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. To this end schools were established, offering a curriculum of classical education, religion courses, as well as opportunities for physical and practical development.


The Mt Pleasant Seventh-day Adventist Church saw the need for a school, built a building, and opened its doors to kindergarten through eighth grade students. The school is small and is able to provide an excellent teacher student ratio.  The management of the school was placed in the hands of the school board which is appointed by the church. The board is composed of a chairperson, pastor of the church, teacher of the school, treasurer, Home and School leader, a church elder,  and one member from the local congregation.


Sue Curtis, Chair

Mt. Pleasant SDA Elementary School


The school board members:


Sue Curtis, Chairperson

Cory Herthel, Pastor

Tamara Draves, Secretary 

Joyce Schafer-Davis, Treasurer

Mary Beth Clare, Home/School

Neil Michaels, At Large

Linda Holmes, At Large

Monday -Friday

1730 E. Pickard Road
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989.773.3231

Tami Draves, Principal

Quality Christian Education

Adventist education prepares students for a useful and joy-filled life, fostering friendship with God, whole-person development, Bible-based values, and selfless service in accordance with God's mission to the world.

We believe it is our privilege and duty to provide Christian education for our children in order to encourage their spiritual, social, intellectual, and physical development.  Christan education teaches the privileges and responsibilities of citizenship and respect for the value of individuals as it prepares students for service to God, church, community and country.  Christian education instructs in useful skills and assists students in learning and applying basic principles of healthful living.

Now accepting applications !

About Our School

-A small one-room school with low teacher to student ratios.

-Safe non-competitive Christan community environment.

-According to Cognitive Genesis, on average, Adventist school students perform better.

-Students score a half-grade level higher in all subjects on average.