The History of Brockton Area Seventh-day Adventist Academy

In the fall of 2001, Pastor Daniel Honore and Mrs. Marie Lunie Bazile gave study to the feasibility of starting a church school at Brockton Seventh-day Adventist Temple. Because of the large number of children within the congregation, and the fact that many parents were sending their children to none Adventists Christian Schools, the idea of starting a Seventh-day Adventist School was presented to the church board in December 2002. The board approved the idea and authorized that surveys be done to measure the parents’ interest.

At the beginning of the year 2002, interest survey forms were distributed to the church members. The result was very positive towards establishing a school. During the spring of that same year, the Brockton Seventh-day Adventist Temple submitted a proposal to the Northeastern Conference Education Department to begin a church school.

Following a visit of the education officials from the conference, the church was instructed to submit a proposal to the Northeastern Conference K-12 Board. The proposal was accepted by the board with the recommendation that the school operate as an area school, involving the area churches.

During the summer of 2002, an aggressive effort was made to solicit the involvement of the four churches in the area to partner with the Brockton Seventh-day Adventist Temple. These include Brockton Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church, Brockton Portuguese Seventh-day Adventist Church, Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church, and Ben-Emanuel Seventh-day Adventist Church. In the mean time, the Northeastern Conference Education Department appointed a principal Mr. Carl Wilkerson and three teachers in a multi-grade school system. The school officially opened on September 3, 2003 with 67 students.

Shortly after the school opened, it experienced some difficulties, when the city of Brockton, which approved an inspection of the building initially, reversed itself and decided that the school could not operate in the building due to zoning code violation. The school eventually found temporary housing in the St. Colman School Building. The school was relocated in January 2003, and remained in the St. Colman building where it has remained up to the present time. Mrs. Jean served as principal from September 2003 to June 2005.