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Shenandoah Valley Academy students Cynthia Chavez-Moreno ‘19, Giselle Villatoro ‘20 and Bridget Moonga ‘19 gather. Photo by Laura Short

Columbia Union Conference Enrollment Numbers Increase

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

In the 2017-18 academic year, Columbia Union Conference pre-K through university-level schools reported a combined opening enrollment of 8,917 says Donovan Ross, the union’s vice president for education. Enrollment is up 90 students from last year, he adds.

God continues to miraculously provide for our schools and students, says Ross. “We have seen overall growth in our Early Childhood and Higher Education opening enrollment and continue to work towards increasing our K-12 enrollment.”  

Conference education staff reported the following totals:

- 1,215 students in early childhood education and care

- 3,055 in elementary (only) schools

- 859 in junior academies (pre-K – 10th grade)

- 517 in senior boarding academies

- 1,385 in senior day academies

- 1,886 at Kettering Health University in Dayton, Ohio, and Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md.

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