About OAA

Ozark Adventist Academy is a Christian co-educational college preparatory boarding school dedicated to educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment.
Located in the foothills of the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, this Seventh-day Adventist boarding high school offers a warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere. It is owned and operated by the Arkansas-Louisiana Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and is fully accredited through the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Choosing Ozark Adventist Academy for the high school years is a choice of belonging to a school family with a special mission and vision.       

Our Mission

Educating students to lead a life of significance by discovering a love for God, developing respect for self and others, and acquiring skills for active Christian living.      

Our Vision

Preparing students to graduate who are daily developing spiritually, academically, physically, and socially.

Spiritually Developing Students
● to have an active relationship with Jesus Christ.
● with a Seventh-day Adventist Worldview.
● who genuinely cares about others and their eternal destiny.

Physically Developing Students
● with a consistent and sustainable healthy lifestyle.
● who understand how physical health affects spiritual, intellectual, and emotional well-being.
● having the ability to share the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Academically Developing Students
● who can think and reason individually.
● with a desire for lifelong learning.
● well prepared for their next level of education.

Socially Developing Students
● who are citizens of integrity with high moral values.
● ready to be productive members of churches, schools, communities, and work.
● with skills for healthy and appropriate relationships.

Core Beliefs

● A biblically-based worldview.
● Active acceptance of the Great Commission as found in Matthew 28:16-20.
● Every student can learn to lead a life of significance.


Ozark Adventist Academy, located on Dawn Hill E. Road just off Arkansas Highway 59 between Gentry and Siloam Springs, Arkansas, has become a tradition that grew out of a little community church school that was first established about 1900. In time, it became Flint Creek Junior Academy and operated as a locally-supported school until 1941, at which time it was taken over by the Conference and became Ozark Academy. In 1976 the name was changed to Ozark Adventist Academy. Students graduating from Ozark Adventist Academy can be proud of the fine Christian education they have received and the school family of which they have forever become a part.   

More information about the history of Ozark Adventist Academy is available at the link below.

Pictoral History