Livingstone Adventist Academy inspires its students to know God, seek wisdom, and to serve others.
To be known in the community as a school where the atmosphere is one of an uncompromising dedication to God, academic excellence, and an enthusiastic passion to serve. A place where all parents will want their children to attend because Christ is woven into everthing we do.
At Livingstone Adventist Academy we believe each individual was wonderfully made by God. As such we believe each individual deserves the highest respect, honor, and duty. We believe that in order for students to achieve their best, the school and their home must develop a partnership with God as the center. As students develop their character from the inside out, they become the light they were called to be.
Livingstone Adventist Academy was founded in 1898. It was originally located near the downtown Salem area. It was eventually decided to move just outside the city area to a more rural location where it is today on Fruitland Road.
The name Livingstone can sometimes confuse people trying to pronounce it and spell it. It is pronounced "Livingston" but it is spelled with an "e" at the end. Why? There are two narratives that our most experienced alumni present us with.
The first is that the school was named after Dr. David Livingstone who was an adventurer that worked in Africa helping to bring medicinal healing and knowledge to the locals.
The second is that we get our namesake from 2 Peter 2 which says that we are like "living stones" being built together into a spiritual house upon Christ the chief cornerstone.
While both narratives are worthy to be the reason for which our school was named, it is more likely that we were named after Dr. Livingstone who did much of his work and explorations in Africa.