Glendale Adventist Academy

News and Announcements

Principal's Message

Welcome to a new school year. We're excited that our returning students are back while we receive our new students with open arms to the Cougar Pride experience "where only the best is good enough." We recently graduated 29 students who have gone on to become trailblazers in their respective new universities and colleges. Our reliable Adventist higher educational system absorbed a majority of our graduates, while many others chose to enroll in the University of California system.

For the 21 that make up our current senior class, the expectations are high and we know they will be amply rewarded with a great senior experience. Of the 33 who graduated from our 8th grade class, 31 decided to stay on here at Glendale Adventist Academy. Pastor Anthony Pascal is our new bible teacher and that promises to be a great experience.

We have two kindergarten classes this school year and one transitional kindergarten class. Mrs. Rayan Abdul Karim and Mrs. Remilyn Hale will be our kindergarten teachers and Mrs. Ivanelle Perez will be our T-K teacher.

We currently feature one fourth grade class. Mrs. Jessica Czajka, formerly a fourth grade teacher, has been asked to join the sixth grade team. Ms. Sandra Candelario, formerly a sixth grade teacher, has been asked to join the eighth grade class team.

Stay tuned for more updates in our upcoming posts.

Israel Olaore, Principal.
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Save the Date May 19, 2019

Glendale Adventist Academy Benefit Dinner Gala

“A Million Dreams”

 Join us for a Benefit Concert on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 6:00pm in the Charles E. Watkins Auditorium as we honor our Faculty and Donors

To purchase a ticket or for more information about the event, visit
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Alumni Weekend May 3-5, 2019

Join us for Alumni Weekend on May 3-5, 2019!

May 3 – A Special Vespers presented by the Alumni Committee at 7:00 pm at GAA in the Charles E. Watkins Auditorium. You are invited to bring your family and friends.

May 4 - Alumni Sabbath - We welcome all alumni, students, faculty, family, and friends and honor class of 1959, 1969, 1979, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2009!

9:00 am - Alumni Breakfast
10:00 am - Alumni Sabbath Program
12:00 pm - Lunch
7:45 pm – Athletic Activities in Gymnasium

May 5 - May Festival "Cinco de Mayo" from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is perhaps one of the most popular stories of the Christmas season. Dickens published his novella in the late fall of 1843. Meant as a quick means to make a little money, it turned out to be arguably his most popular piece of fiction.

Over the years there have many adaptations for the stage and screen, both musical and a straight play. Marrying fidelity to Dickens' words with open, simple staging and costuming, McDonough's script is fresh and highly performable. A Christmas Carol has been one of the favorite presentations on Christmas programs for more than a century. Now, Jerome McDonough's adaptation offers an exciting and lively style.

Glendale Academy Drama Department is proud to present this holiday classic. We invite you to be a part of our performance.

November 8, 10, 15, & 17 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Academy Day

Come and join us for "Academy Day" on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 8:15 AM - 2:00 PM. Students are invited to spend the day on campus. There will be special presentations and class visits. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parents are welcome to come. For more information and to reserve your spot call us at 818-244-8671.
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Fall Festival

Come and join us on Saturday, November 3, 2018, for our annual Fall Festival from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM. Everyone is invited: students, teachers, administrators, family, friends, alumni, etc. This event includes carnival games, great food, sweet desserts, and an assortment of Food Trucks.

Here are the Food Trucks scheduled for our Fall Festival:
Slanging Corea, Chomp Chomp, and Due Mani Pizza.

FREE Admission and FREE Parking at the school.
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Inaugural GAA Alumni Brunch

All alumni, former students, and their families, please come join us on Sunday, October 28 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm for our GAA Alumni Association Inaugural Brunch. Call us to RSVP at 818-244-8671 or email us at We look forward to seeing you there!
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Principal's Message

The first two weeks of the school year have gone by like a whirlwind. As a new principal I was overjoyed to discover GAA has a wonderful faculty focused on starting the year with a united vision of educational excellence with Christian values. Our students are warm and friendly. This is indeed a lovely Christian family.

A parent shared with me at Back to School Night how excited she felt that her child was learning about the Armor of God in his classroom. Another parent testified to the fact that her child was sharing the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with her family
members. Yet another parent told me that her child is considering being baptized in the very near future.

Our goals for the upcoming year include:
 Expanding our enrollment through the marketing of our school to constituent churches and the general community. Our home rooms will be adopting and visiting churches to showcase the talents of our students.
 Increasing our endowment base through reactivating our Alumni Association. We are starting a chapter of the association for the Glendale Adventist Academy campus and the Greater Glendale area as a catalyst for our fundraising drive for the year.
 Building strong bridges with Glendale Adventist Medical Center (our sister organization) and other corporate organizations and municipalities in the area for top of mind name recognition.
 Diversifying our strategy for recruiting international students by working with agencies with a strong track record of success in the field.

With the Holy Spirit as our Divine Helper, victory is assured. Our Superintendent
of Schools, our School Board and committee members, our faculty as well as
Home and School Association are all behind us for success. Our vision is to
make our school the best in the region in terms of spirituality, academic
excellence, and financially viability.
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Welcome Back to School!!

Welcome back to school! Classes begin Monday, August 20, 2018 at 8:05 am.

Registration is on Friday, August 17, 2018 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. Registration schedule is as follows:

Seniors: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Juniors: 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Sophomores: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Freshmen: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Praying and wishing everyone a fantastic school year!!
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Congratulations Class of 2018

Consecration 2018 - Friday, June 8 at 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church
300 Vallejo Dr, Glendale, CA 91206

Class Night 2018 - Saturday, June 9 at 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Glendale Adventist Academy Auditorium

Commencement 2018 - Sunday, June 10 at 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Forest Lawn, Hall of Liberty
6300 Forest Lawn Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90068

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Congratulations Class of 2018! We are proud of you!
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