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About Us

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”

Matthew 28:19-20

San Fernando Valley Academy (SFVA) began in 1902. SFVA is proud to hold the distinction of being the oldest and private school in the San Fernando Valley. Having been a technical school when it opened, and then becoming an elementary school in 1923, SFVA graduated its first high school class in 1961. The school has continued as both an elementary and high school ever since. 

SFVA is part of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Our mission is two-fold: Be a Seventh-day Adventist Christian light to our community and prepare students for higher education and ultimately life as a productive citizen. SFVA believes that formal education does not stop at the high school level, but, rather, high school is a stepping stone for higher education. As a college preparatory school, SFVA has prepared hundreds of students in such fields as medicine, education, business, engineering and law.


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"In fall 2022, San Fernando Valley Academy (SFVA), located in Northridge, California, United States, celebrated 120 years of providing high-quality Christian education."

Our Mission Statement

San Fernando Valley Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist college preparatory institution of primary and secondary education whose Christian principles and values are taught to Enhance and Enrich students, providing them with a solid academic foundation and a heart for missionary service with God's love at the center.

Our goal is to educate students to be productive citizens in their communities and to actively spread the gospel to the world through these four foundations: Spirituality, Family, Values, and Academics (SFVA)

Statement of Purpose

To be the local Christian answer to the worldwide search for knowledge. We help our students to be a part of a worldwide mission without leaving home. We encourage our students to live Christ's love in their daily classes and help others find their way to God.

Student Learner Objectives 

San Fernando Valley Academy teaches and lectures popular courses across all levels. Over the years, we have helped students of all ages boost their education and surpass their academic goals. Scroll below to review all available courses.



SFVA students will become familiar with Biblical principles by:

  1. Increasing their understanding of God and his love for them

  2. Developing a relationship with God

  3. Identifying and using their spiritual gifts

  4. Reaching out to their community in service



SFVA students will demonstrate an understanding of social awareness by:

  1. Recognizing the importance of God in the family

  2. Treating others with respect and dignity

  3. Understanding the value of cultural diversity

  4. Being an active participant in the Seventh-day Adventist church


SFVA students will demonstrate familiarity with Christian values by:

  1. Recognizing the importance of temperate living

  2. Exercising self-control and self-discipline

  3. Engaging in daily healthful living

  4. Developing a work ethic



SFVA students will obtain academic competence for higher learning institutions by:

  1. Learning new skills to reach academic goals and objectives

  2. Improving communication through reading, writing and the arts

  3. Demonstrating an ability to think logically, analytically and critically

  4. Developing and integrating technology skills in all coursework

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