About Our School
Parkview Adventist Academy (PAA) is committed to fostering a positive learning environment and creating a safe and caring culture for all of our students. PAA is a school founded on a love for God and a love for its community. Our relationships are rooted in years of providing Adventist Education for an array of students from all corners of the globe and of all walks of life. Our staff is focused on bringing each youth entering our halls to experience the relentless love that their Maker has for them. Jesus Christ is our example and we seek to honour Him by encouraging each other to develop mentally, spiritually and physically, and by integrating faith, learning, and maturing in Christ. We are grateful for where God has brought us, and we look forward to how God will continue to lead in our journey heavenward.
In 1907, a group of Seventh-day Adventist laypersons and church leaders established a school for their youth near Leduc, Alberta. Overlooking miles of the surrounding countryside and consisting of a campus with over 1,200 acres of farmland, the present location of the university on a hilltop in Lacombe, Alberta was chosen as the permanent site for the secondary school in 1909. This high school has continued to operate until the present and now has the name Parkview Adventist Academy. PAA has recently become affiliated with the Alberta Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, and has operated at its new location since the 2020-2021 school year.
We currently have a student population of 82, and operate with a staff of 13. In addition to core and options studies, we offer religious studies, extra-curricular and athletics programs throughout the year.
Our school has a foundation in discipling our students to partake in the great commission set before us in Matthew 28:19-20 “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I command you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
West Hall, Administration Building, and East Hall, 1935.
Photo courtesy of Denise Dick Herr