Greater New York Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist co-educational day high school owned and operated by the church's Greater New York Conference (GNYC), accredited by its North American Division (NAD), and licensed by the New York State Education Department.
The school is part of the worldwide Adventist educational network, coordinated locally in New York City and several neighboring counties by the GNYC Education Department, regionally in the Northeast states and Bermuda by the Atlantic Union Conference Office of Education, and nationally by the NAD Office of Education.
Greater New York Academy is a bonafide institution of the Seventh- day Adventist Church organization. We regard God as the ultimate source of truth. Our philosophy of education is based on the belief that the development and edification of a noble character is the greatest asset to God and man. A noble character will surrender the self for service to God and the uplifting of humanity. All instruction and learning should be directed toward molding the character of the student into the image God originally planned for man.
The source of true wisdom and understanding is God; therefore, the role of the teachers and administrators is to inspire the students with principles of truth, love, obedience, honor, integrity, and purity which are derived from the example of Jesus Christ.
"True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study... It is the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world, and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." (Education, p. 13).
The mission of Greater New York Academy is to provide a Seventh-day Adventist Christian educational environment within the context, philosophy and teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. In this setting young people from the New York metropolitan area and its environs can achieve their highest potential. Our purpose is to offer a holistic secondary educational program that will prepare our students to render service to family, community, and God.
The Greater New York Academy was founded in 1920 as a non-boarding high school for the purpose of providing Christian education for the youth of the Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It is one of many secondary schools operated by this denomination for the purpose of furnishing the opportunity to obtain a Christian education under the most favorable circumstances. During its history the Academy was located at several places in the city. However, in 1944 the Greater New York Conference purchased a building in Woodside which serves as the present home of the Academy.
Statement on Nondiscrimination
Greater New York Academy of Seventh-day Adventists admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.