Valley Grande Adventist Academy

An international boarding academy where great minds grow in HIS image

Welcome to the Valley Grande Adventist Academy
"Where great minds grow in HIS image"


Valley Grande Adventist Academy provides a Seventh-day Adventist, Christ-centered environment derived from a Biblical background and Christian principles in which youth develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, and socially.  In harmony with this purpose, students are provided the opportunity to pursue a program that will prepare them for lifelong learning, and to live more enriched and productive lives in the service of God, the church, and their fellow man.

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If you have a child at VGAA we encourage to use our RenWeb Student Information System to check daily assignments, grades and attendance.

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A group of doctors came to the Texas Rio Grande Valley in 1937 with a dream to practice medicine and live in a quiet, rural setting to rear their children. They began Valley Grande Academy as a small K-12 school. Because they were medical and missionary minded, it was natural for them to extend their ministries to the education of the children of the Valley. They eventually established a foundation to ensure that Valley Grande Adventist Academy would continue to serve the youth of Texas. Many professionals from around Texas and the world have graduated from Valley Grande Adventist Academy’s education and the warmth of the Valley and its people. The Lord is blessing the united efforts of parents, churches, teachers, board members, students and alumni to provide quality Christian education with a safe and wholesome environment. We trust that the same professionalism, spirituality, academics, and commitment to Christian education that began here over 75 years ago will be appreciated and perpetuated.  

Valley Grande Adventist Academy (VGAA) is an international Seventh-day Adventist co-educational boarding school with Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade programs, operated foren Seventh-day Adventist youth and others who desire quality, Christian education. VGAA is operated by the Texas mid-valley constituent Seventh-day Adventist churches: 

Donna Seventh-day Adventist Church

Mercedes Spanish Seventh-day
  Adventist Church

Elsa Spanish Seventh-day Adventist Church

Weslaco English Seventh-day
  Adventist Church
Harlingen Spanish Seventh-dayAdventist Church Weslaco Spanish Seventh-day
   Adventist Church
Mercedes English Seventh-day Adventist Church  
Seventh-day Adventist education is dedicated “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfection in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose of His creation might be realized.  Education, pages 15 & 16.

VGAA is an international boarding school accredited by the:
- Board of Regents of the 
General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (G.C.),
- Texas Education Agency through recommendation of the 
Texas Private School Accrediting Commission (T.P.S.A.C.).
All VGAA teachers, and staff are Seventh-day Adventist members, certified by the 
Southwestern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and/or the State of Texas.


VGAA, as an international boarding school, admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins, and religious affiliation to all rights, privileges and activities available at the school.  Students of other faiths are welcome to apply to VGAA, but the accepted student has to participate in all school activities, and agree to abide by the rules and regulations stated in this Handbook.

Special Education is not part of the curriculum of VGAA, because we do not have the resources for it. Admission of students with pre-established behavior problem, or Individualized Educational Program (IEP), will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the receiving teacher and the VGAA Executive Committee. All accepted students have to be able to do regular class work.