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Educating for Eternity   

July 31, 2021

A memorial service for Bridget Kern will be held at the Gentry SDA Church on July 31, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. For those unable to attend, the service will be live-streamed on the church's website at the link below.

Online Service


August 12 & 15, 2021

Registration for day students is on August 12th and registration for dorm students and any students who have not yet registered is on August 15th. It is not too late to apply. New students may apply online here. Returing students may apply online here. Check out our online calendar for details on all upcoming events at Ozark.

An updated list of school supplies is available here.

Campus Tour

The 2021-2022 school year is just around the corner. Any students, parents, and families who are interested in learning more about Ozark Adventist Academy and who would like to take a tour of our campus may email us at [email protected] to set up a tour. We would love to meet you and show you around our campus.

Bridget Kern Memorial Fund

July 27, 2021

It was pi day, not the pi spelled p-i-e, but pi. The pi that is a ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. But if you had stepped into one of Bridget Kern's math classes at Ozark Adventist Academy on pi day, you would have seen the other kind of pies. The homemade ones she made herself in her own kitchen. The kind whose crusts were rolled out with prayer and the apples were cut with love.
There was not a doubt in the minds of those that knew Bridget Kern that she loved her students. So it was with heavy hearts that we learned that Bridget fell asleep in Jesus on July 18, 2021 after a several year fight against kidney cancer. Bridget served as a math and physics teacher at Ozark Adventist Academy from 2018-2020. Bridget also served as the campus chaplain during the 2020-2021 school year. Bridget will be deeply missed on our campus and she will leave a void that cannot be filled until resurrection morning and her passing makes the words "even so, come, Lord Jesus" more indelibly etched on our hearts.
A scholarship in Bridget's memory has been set up to enable students with financial need to obtain a Christian education. Those wishing to donated to this scholarship fund may do so at the link below.

Bridget Kern Memorial Scholarship


May 22, 2021

More photos from Saturday night's Commencement service.


2021 Graduation Diploma Presentation

May 22, 2021

Photos from Ozark's 2021 Diploma Presentation during Saturday night's Commencement service. Friday night's Consecration, Sabbath morning's Baccalaureate, and Saturday night's Commencement services were live streamed and are archived on Facebook live.


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Senior Class Trip

May 13-19, 2021

Photos from Ozark's Senior Class trip. It started with a community service project on campus on Thursday and Friday, May 13th and 14th. Then on Sabbath the group headed to the Safari in Gentry, had a picnic at Withrow Springs State Park for supper, and then went to Branson, Missouri for the rest of the trip.


Music Practice and Performance

May 14, 2021

Photos from last week's practice and performance of OAA's Spring Concert "Ridin' the Waves." Thank you Jenny P. (Class of 2021) for helping with photos.


Award Assemblies

May 11 & 12, 2021

From Pre-calculus to World History, Tuesday's award assembly recognized outstanding students from each class. Wednesday's assembly had some academic awards as well as various other awards for excellence. The awards included things like the cleanest room in the girl's dorm (Rachel G.). Luke T. was awarded the most helpful guy in the boy's dorm. There were medals made by Mr. Harris for the winners of Monday's Kubb tournament. There were gummy snacks for the winner's of Monday's crawdad catching tournament and music awards for the first chair in string ensemble and bells. Our students have done a great job this year. We are proud of them not only for what they have accomplished but for the choices they are making that's building a character for heaven.

Assembly Pictures (Tues) Assembly Pictures (Wed)

Art Class

May 2021

A few photos Mrs. Dale shared from Art Class.

Photo Credit: Linda D.


Spring Picnic

May 10, 2021

It was Spring Picnic on Monday. Students and staff were able to enjoy the day together playing games and eating pizza, nachos, popsicles, ice cream sandwiches, and Mrs. Timm's homemade brownies. There were events such as rock painting, corn hole, Kubb, three on three basketball and volleyball, and earth ball. There was even a crawdad competition this year. Parker and David caught one that was 17cm long!

Drone photos: Donald U.


Spring Concert

May 8, 2021

Ozark Adventist Academy's Spring Concert "Ridin' the Waves" was held on Saturday night, May 8, and is now archived on Facebook live.

Facebook Live

Junior-Senior Banquet

May 2, 2021

The lights were turned down low and there were plenty of glow sticks to go around on Sunday as students made headbands, glasses, and other creations with the glow sticks during Ozark's Junior Senior Banquet at Compass Fellowship NWA Church in Siloam Springs. After dinner there was ping pong, fuzzball, air hockey, video and board games, and a movie in the youth room.


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Sabbath Worship with George Dennehy

May 1, 2021

We felt so blessed that George Dennehy and his wife, Amanda, were able to come to our campus this weekend. Mr. Dennehy was the guest speaker for Friday evening vespers, for church, and while Ozark's girls were at the Sutherland's barn for the "Girl's Tea," Mr. Dennehy joined Ozark's boys on the cafeteria patio. His worship talks are archived on Facebook live. You can also follow him online at #thatarmlessguy. Sabbath afternoon cafeteria patio photos - Photo Credit: Donald U. and CJ F. (Class of 2022).


Facebook Live

Girl's Tea

May 1, 2021

This year the Girl's Tea was held at the Sutherland's barn on Sabbath afternoon and the theme for the tea was "What kind of shoe are you?" While speaking to the girls Angel Pfeiffer used the characteristics of certain shoes to represent the different character traits of a friend. The girl's were encouraged to be the kind of friend Jonathan was to David in the Old Testament. The kind that is loyal, dependable, and comfortable and not the kind of shoe that is beautiful on the outside but starts to hurt after only a little while of walking.


Anatomy and Physiology

April 29, 2021

Mrs. Pendergrass's Anatomy and Physiology students were in the lab dissecting fetal pigs on Thursday. (For a peek at some extra photo's from Mrs. Pendergrass's Biology class taken by one of our students check out OAA's Instagram account (@ozarkadventistacademy).


This Week Around Campus

April 29, 2021

This week, Kelli Caldwell, a radio announcer and host from the Scott and Kelli Show on Klove radio, was here via Zoom to talk with Ozark students about careers in communications. We really appreciated Kelli taking the time to talk with our students and to answer their questions during our special Career Day Assembly on Monday. Also this week we take a peek inside the class "Topics in Architecture" taught by Mr. Kobliska and Mr. Harris. Students are currently studying structure relating to robotics. Flag ball is also taking place this week and we take a peek into Tuesday night's flag ball game.


International Supper

April 25, 2021

OAA's Student Association held a new event this year called "International Supper." There were sixteen or seventeen booths circling the perimeter of the cafeteria from a variety of countries such as Morocco, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Singapore. Food was served to students and staff from the different countries represented by the booths. Many of the booths were done entirely by OAA students. The food was amazing and the students had such a great time we hope this will be an event that will be repeated through the years.


More News and Photo Galleries

More News and Photo Galleries are available via the link below.


Covid-19 Guidelines

Ozark Adventist Academy has developed Covid-19 guidelines for the 2020-2021 school year. We are committed to the safety and well-being of our students and staff members. Our plan is based on recommendations from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. We will continue to monitor the situation and as recommendations from the ADH and CDC change regarding the pandemic, our guidelines will be updated to meet current best practices.

Covid-19 Guidelines

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