The school opened in the fall of 1965, with 23 students and 2 teachers, Charlotte Prest and Lee “Tiny” Beri.
The Poughkeepsie Community SDA School exists to provide educational services that allow all children to experience the love of Jesus Christ, academic success, and become life-long learners and contributing members in our society.
The Poughkeepsie Community SDA 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:
Poughkeepsie Community SDA 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.