Manteca Adventist Christian School

About Our School

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Our Philosophy
The Manteca Seventh-day Adventist School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. 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 God intended.

A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the teaching of Seventh-day Adventist schools. 


Small schools in the news

CBS Sunday Morning - Lessons to be learned from a one-room school house (transcript)

CBS Sunday Morning - Lessons to be learned from a one-room school house (video)


Research about small schools

Journal of Research on Christian Education
CognitiveGenesis (CG): Assessing Academic Achievement and Cognitive Ability in Adventist Schools​



What’s So Big About Small Schools?
The Case for Small Schools: Nationwide and in North Dakota
Jordan Hylden, Harvard University 




To learn more about Manteca Adventist Christian School and how a child you know and love can benefit, call (209) 239-3140.