Mission Statement

To provide a higher standard of Christ-centered education that promotes excellence in learning, faith, citizenship, and life.


Our philosophy of education is based on the belief that all true wisdom and knowledge comes from God. The mission of Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) is to help each student develop spiritually, mentally, socially and physically. While we value the rigorous pursuit of knowledge, our main objective is to help students develop a solid Christian character, to realize their individual worth as children of God, embrace Christian values, and learn to make principled choices. It is also our mission to provide opportunities for students to accept Christ as their Savior, to allow the Holy Spirit to transform their lives, and to fulfill the commission of preaching the gospel to all the world. Our philosophy and commitment to excellence is encapsulated in our school motto: "A Higher Standard."


School Objectives

The following objectives reflect the general philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist education at Caldwell Adventist Elementary School.

Critical thinking
Intellectual curiosity
Strong academic foundations
Self-motivated life-long learning skills
Learning experiences that reflect biblical values
Challenge for educational excellence

Growing knowledge of God as Creator and Sustainer of life
Development of a Christian character
Appreciation for the Word of God
Prayer, worship and faith experience
Recognition of God's complete ownership
Unselfish service to church family and community
Personal mission to take gospel to the world
Preparation for the soon return of Jesus

Social growth consistent with Biblical standards
Respect for authority, classmates, self, and the property of others
Responsibility within the family unit
Responsibility for good sportsmanship, honesty and concern for the rights of others.
Appreciation of the worth of all people
Ethical Christian decision-making

Function responsibly in the everyday world, using Christian principles of stewardship, economy, and personal/time management.
Achieve emotional stability through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
Healthful living habits
Appreciation of the value and dignity of labor



The State of Idaho Board of Education
The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges*
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists Commission of Accreditation

Seventh-day Adventist youth of the Idaho Conference and others who may wish to obtain a Christian education. Discrimination or segregation as to race is not practiced on this campus.

The Idaho Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

Seventh-day Adventist Beliefs