Our Mission
The Lodi SDA Elementary School family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

Lodi Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist Educational System. The Seventh-day Adventist school system is the largest Protestant parochial school system in the world.

Our Academy in Lodi started in 1908 and shortly after the elementary school began on the Academy campus. In 1946, a separate campus for grades K-8 was built on Garfield Street. Then in 1986, the present facility was constructed. The constituent members of English Oaks, Fairmont, and the Lodi Spanish Adventist Churches invested over 1.5 million dollars toward this endeavor and continue to financially support our school to provide a complex that will facilitate all areas of learning.
Lodi SDA Elementary School is a ministry of these local constituent churches and is jointly operated with the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The local churches provide the financial basis, while the Office of Education of the Northern California Conference supervises the instructional process. The school is accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation, the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and by the Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.
Lodi SDA Elementary School is structured on the tradition of Seventh-day Adventist education—the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers—to restore in human beings the image of their Maker. This tradition is well accomplished by the students being at the center of instruction where all students are considered gifted; gifted in many different ways.
Core Values
The following core values indicate the high esteem and respect that is placed on the infinite worth of every student. Our school exists:


  • To promote a high level of academic achievement with emphasis on independent thinking, problem solving, cooperation, and self-control.
  • To assist students in developing a closer relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • To provide an atmosphere of learning in which students can realize their full potential.
  • To provide an environment conducive to the development of Christian values and character.
  • To encourage students to assume a growing responsibility for unselfish service to the community.
  • To celebrate the diversity of students in living and learning.
  • To assist students in choosing responsible actions and attitudes.

    Cognitive Genesis Project
    "The CognitiveGenesis results are in: Adventist school students in the U.S. and Bermuda score half a grade level higher than their predicted ability in all subjects.  Plus, the more years they attend, the more their average achievement jumps compared to the national norm." www.nadeducation.org

    Click Here to see Cognitive Genesis Project Video

    Click Here to see the Northern California Conference 2008 Test Scores. (opens in new window)

    Safe and Sound video presentation
    Few decisions are as important -- and potentially life-changing as choosing a school for your children.  In this video you will learn some of the history of Adventist Christian education.  Hear from some of our committed Christian teachers and see how Adventist Christian education provides a quality academic experience in a caring Christian environment.

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    Journey to Excellence video presentation
    Hear from administrators, teachers, parents and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school.

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    Below is a picture of Lodi SDA Elementary School when it was still on Garfield Street, opened 1946.

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