Dakota Adventist® Academy

Building friendships for eternity.

“To increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man”

We follow Jesus’ example by nurturing each child’s growth as a whole person: academically, physically, spiritually and socially.

Growing spiritually

We exist to help students grow in their love for Jesus…

Growing academically

Our goal is to develop Christians with wisdom, not just…

Growing physically

Making healthy choices is a way of honoring our bodies as…

Growing socially

Loving and serving others is part of God’s plan for…


High school should be full of learning, fun, friendship, and new experiences. At Dakota Adventist Academy, we have you covered.
DAA is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian high school that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.  Because DAA is a boarding school, our students get to live on campus with their friends. That makes for closer friendships and a more inclusive education. We are an accredited high school, so academics are important to us.  With our goal of academic excellence, our graduates are qualified to succeed in college and career. Featuring advanced, vocational, and fine arts courses and programs, our students are only limited by their imagination. It's an experience like no other. 
Our campus sits just outside of Bismarck, North Dakota, surrounded by the history and beauty of the Lewis and Clark Trail and the Missouri River. We have lots of room to spread our wings here—over 1,000 acres of rolling green hills to call home. We are proud of our beautiful campus, which features a spacious gym, well-maintained ball fields, dormitories, modern classrooms, on-campus horse barn, and a lot of space to learn and play.
Want to learn more about DAA and find out what makes our school special? Start by exploring our website. See what's happening, look at our calendar, browse our photos, check out our blog, and get a feel for who we are. Then contact us to schedule a visit so you can see for yourself.
Welcome to Dakota Adventist Academy. We're building friendships for eternity, and we're glad you're part of our school family.


“We believe the Adventist advantage in education is due to a holistic approach taken by the school system. There’s an unusual commitment to educating the mind, body and spirit.”

Elissa Kido, EdD