WELCOME TO AKAKI ADVENTIST SCHOOL
The Akaki Adventist School is one of the most experienced and well known schools operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ethiopia. It was established in 1943 by Mr. Herbert Hanson, a Norwegian missionary and the first Principal of the School. The School is located 20km south of Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia on a beautiful hill near Akaki town. It is situated on about 12.4 hectares of land.
Originally, the School was only for boys and was called "Akaki Boys School". After seven years of service it became a co-educational institution and started to give full-fledged educational services for young people around the country.
Since its inception, the School has passed through various developmental stages. At the beginning it opened its door to only 70 students with 10 staff (both teaching and non-teaching). Currently, the number of students has reached more than 2300 students with about 210 workers. The school started with an elementary school only. Now it operates from kindergarten to the college preparatory level. It has grown both vertically and horizontally
OUR 3H PRINCIPLE
Like all other Adventist educational institutions around the world, Akaki Adventist School is concerned with the harmonious development the intellectual, spiritual, physical and social dimensions of young people. Its main objective is to prepare young people who know and fear God in every activity they undertake. It also works to create academically, morally and ethically strong young people who face the challenges of life boldly and have a deep concern for society at large. In order to implement this whole-person development, the school focuses on the HEAD (mind), HAND (physical), and HEART (spiritual and social) which constitutes the 3H principle.
Akaki Adventist School believes and teaches that the development of the mind and the attainment of knowledge is a gift of God. So, God requires that all people grow to the fullest extent of their capacity. Thus, the school works maximize academic achievement in its pupils. It also teaches not only to excel academically but also to develop the power of creativity in order to meet the challenges of daily life.
The hand is created to work. We perform many manual and physical activities with our hands. Thus, hand represents the physical work. Akaki Adventist School believes and teaches that to excel academically alone does not make man complete but physical activity is another dimension that needs to be developed. Therefore, Akaki Adventist School encourages its young people to work in order to grow fully.
To be whole, a human needs the harmonious development of mental, physical, spiritual, and social powers. Therefore, the spiritual and social dimension of its pupils is another concern. If one is academically strong, and physically fit yet poor in spiritual and social affairs, his/her wholeness is in question. Thus, the school works to develop the spiritual and social powers of its pupils.
Akaki Adventist School exists to promote a holistic quality Christian education designed to address the needs of students for the betterment of their life here on earth and the earth to come.
Akaki Adventist School seeks to have the best and most highly organized educational institution with a well-equipped physical plant and a highly qualified teaching faculty. In this way a balanced training is offered in all aspects of life whereby its pupils can excel in academic performance, social interactions, spiritual maturity, and ethical and moral values.