Welcome to the Caldwell Adventist Elementary School (CAES) website.  I hope you will be able to find the information you are looking for as you look at our website. If you have any unanswered questions or would like more information please contact us. 

My name is Miranda Starr, and I am happy to be living in Idaho after making a big move from the east coast to the west.  I am married and have two children that are attending CAES.  We’re enjoying the majestic mountains and relaxed atmosphere found here.

I have found in my time here that CAES is blessed with an extremely supportive community.  It has been exciting working with our teachers and constituents while planning for upcoming school activities.

CAES has an environment that promotes high academic achievement.  Each teacher strives to bring out the best in each student.

This year’s spiritual theme is God is on the Move.  We will be watching, seeking, and taking action in God’s movement.  This year’s scripture is Micah 6:8 But to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God.  We strive to put this into action this year, by completing quarterly service projects, visits from community leaders making a difference, bible studies, and discussion and prayer.  It is our prayer that students will learn the joy of helping others through outreach and service.


Caldwell Adventist Elementary School is a Christian private school that provides a higher standard of learning, faith, and citizenship. We offer excellent opportunities for classroom and experiential learning. Students will enjoy our many academic programs and field trips. We offer music education, choir, and band for all students as we believe music is an important part of every student’s development. We emphasis healthy living and teach students the importance of taking care of their bodies, including through exercise and healthy eating choices. Our dedicated teachers are highly qualified and follow a core curriculum with a biblical emphasis.

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

PHILOSOPY: 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. Our philosophy and commitment to excellence is encapsulated in our school motto: "A Higher Standard."


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


Does my family have to be Adventist for my child to attend an Adventist school?

Absolutely not, though you and your child will gain the most benefit from Adventist education if you are a Christian or at least sympathetic with Christian beliefs.

Will an Adventist school try to turn my child into a Seventh-day Adventist?

At an Adventist school, students’ freedom to think for themselves is respected and nurtured, and students are encouraged to learn how to make good moral decisions regardless of their creed or belief system. However, students are expected to uphold the student pledge and respect the values of our school.

What is the Seventh-day Adventist Church?

The worldwide Adventist church has over 15 million members in more than 200 countries. Adventists operate 7200+ schools worldwide with nearly 1.5 million students. They also run 168 hospitals worldwide, 138 nursing homes and retirement centers, 442 clinics and dispensaries, and 34 orphanages and children’s homes. In addition, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), an international, disaster-relief organization, funds over 2,400 projects in 112 countries.

 Click here to learn more about Seventh-day Adventist Church beliefs.

Contact us at 459-4313 to set-up a tour of our school and meet our teachers today! Or visit our Facebook page to see photos and learn more about our school at www.facebook.com/caldwelladventistschool.



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