(Adopted from: Focus on Adventist curriculum for the 21st Century)

  1. Acceptance of God and His Word - Surrender one's whole life to God through conversion; use the Bible as a basis for a relationship with Jesus Christ and a guide in all areas of life.
  2. Commitment to the Church - Desire to know, live out, and share the basic tenets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
  3. Family and Interpersonal Relationships - Develop a sense of self-worth along with skills in interpersonal relationships needed to meet the responsibilities of family membership and respond with sensitivity to the needs of others.
  4. Responsible Citizenship - Develop an understanding of multicultural diversity and historical heritage,and a working knowledge of government processes, while affirming a belief in thedignity and worth of others and a responsibility for one’s local, national, and global environment.
  5. Healthy Balanced Living - Accept personal responsibility for achieving and maintaining optimum physical, mental, and spiritual health.
  6. Intellectual Development - Adopt a systematic logical approach to decision-making and problem solving based on scientific, mathematical, and historical knowledge within the context of a biblical perspective.
  7. Communication Skills - Acquire optimum competency in verbal and nonverbal communication, the use of information, technology, and an effective communication of one’s faith.
  8. Life Skills - Function responsibly in the everyday world using Christian principles of stewardship, economy, and personal management.
  9. Aesthetic Appreciation - Develop an appreciation of the beauty in God's creation and in human expression, while nurturing individual ability in the fine arts.
  10. Career and Service - Develop a strong work ethic and an appreciation for the dignity of service along with an awareness of career options and opportunities as they relate to one's personal involvement in the mission of the church.



The primary grades constitute the foundation of learning for every child. The Hillside Seventh-day Adventist School offers a curriculum which encourages the student to adopt correct study habits, learning skills, and positive attitudes toward education. The school provides a balanced curriculum with basic studies in all scholastic areas outlined by the Columbia Union Conference of Seventh Day Adventists and approved by the Maryland State Department of Education.


The Elementary School Level curriculum consists of the following:

  • Grade K: Art, Bible, Phonics, Language Arts, Computer/Keyboarding, Handwriting, Spelling, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish

The Middle School Level curriculum consists of the following:

  • Grades 5 - 8: Art, Bible, Language Arts, Computer/Keyboarding, Math, Science/Health, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish