Poughkeepsie SDA Elementary School
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Mrs. White and Students

Our Philosophy

The Poughkeepsie Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. 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 25:37-39
  • master the basic academic skills
  • value labor, physical and mental, 
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.


Poughkeepsie Seventh-day Elementary school has been operating in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, Greater New York Conference, in the North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Our History

The school opened in the fall of 1965, with 23 students and 2 teachers, Charlotte Prest and Lee “Tiny” Beri. 


71 MITCHELL AVE | POUGHKEEPSIE, NY, 12603 | 845-454-1781