JOURNEY TO EXCELLENCE:
The following goal statements have been established the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, Education Department, to support the unique philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist education.
Each student will demonstrate the following:
A. Acceptance of God and His Word
B. Commitment to the Church
C. Family and Interpersonal Relationships
D. Responsible Citizenship
E. Healthy Balanced Living
F. Intellectual Development
G. Communication Skills
H. Life Skills
I. Aesthetic Appreciation
J. Career and Service
Curriculum Description & Course Offerings
The following courses constitute the general list of courses offered at Bermuda Institute. Because all courses may not be offered every year, the Registrar should be consulted for specific details regarding courses offered during the specific academic year. Generally, the core courses are offered regularly. However, elective offerings depend upon registration circumstances.
Below are our unique curriculum items. The close relationships between religion and education and between church and school are the basic foundation of the schools established and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Religious activities are an essential part of education, contributing vitally to the development of the individual, and are therefore an integral part of the school program. These activities are organized for maximum student participation.
Each school day begins with a devotional period and prayer. (Luke 21:38 – And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.”)
Chapel services are planned to create a positive spiritual atmosphere. All chapel programs include a devotional period. (Matthew 6:33 – “Seek ye first the kingdom of God . . .”)
Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis
A Week of Spiritual Emphasis is conducted during each semester. (Hebrews 10:25 – “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”)
Spirit of Prophecy Emphasis
Bermuda Institute utilizes the materials which have been prepared by the General Conference Department of Education in cooperation with the Ellen G. White Estate to acquaint the students with the work and role of the Spirit of Prophecy in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (Amos 3:7 – “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.”)
Student Prayer Groups
Organized prayer groups with voluntary attendance form an integral part of the school program. (Acts 1:14 – “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication . . .”)
Baptismal classes are organized to give students the opportunity to prepare for baptism and to review the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. (Matthew 28:19 – “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”)
B. I. Days
B.I. Days are opportunities for students to exercise their talents and spiritual leadership skills by participating in scheduled local church services. (Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”)
Every year the selected theme text identifies a spiritual focus as staff and students confront the new year. The students are expected to memorize the texts while the teachers incorporate this text in the various school activities. The entire Bermuda Institute family will use these texts as spiritual guides for their own spiritual growth.
2022 - 2023
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
PSALMS 121:1-8 NKJV