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Our approach to learning

At North Dallas Adventist Academy, we embrace a holistic approach to education, fostering an environment where academic excellence and spiritual growth go hand in hand. Grounded in Seventh-day Adventist principles, our learning philosophy is centered on nurturing the whole child—mind, body, and spirit. Through engaging and personalized instruction, we aim to inspire a lifelong love for learning while instilling values of compassion, service, and faith. At NDAA, education is not just about acquiring knowledge; it's about developing character and preparing students to make a positive impact in the world. Welcome to a learning journey that transcends the ordinary, where faith and knowledge unite to shape future leaders.

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Our History

NDAA began its education ministry, 40 years ago this year, as the Richardson Adventist School (RAS). The one room school was housed adjacent to the fellowship hall with just a handful of students.  God honored the dedication of early supporters like Mrs. Olivares, Mr. Don Beck, and others.  With the help of committed supporters of the Richardson Seventh-day Adventist Church, the school grew to become the church’s single largest ministry.

As God continued to bless RAS, the school eventually outgrew the church campus with 140 students in pre-kindergarten through 10th grade.  Both 11th and 12th grades were added, along with a vibrant international student program, and in 2007 God led Pastor Paul Hunt to a ten-acre property.  With buildings requiring only minor adjustments to meet the school’s basic operational needs, North Dallas Adventist Academy (NDAA) officially opened in August 2008 as a full K-12 academy.

By 2015, we had again reached capacity with our student body and began exploring options. In 2017, the Canyon Creek campus was purchased and the 2017 graduation ceremony was held at the new site. Today, North Dallas Adventist Academy continues to operate under full academy status with room for more students to join the NDAA community.

We thank God for continuing to bless this ministry and are looking forward to our next phase of growth.  We invite you and your student to become part of our growing family

What We Are About

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Our mission is to serve others using the gifts God has given us.

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Our vision is to empower students to become leaders in the school, church and community.

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We live by the motto to honor, inspire, and support because we are HIS (1 Peter 4:10) – Our commitment is to faith, service, and community.


Francis Nicholas

Athletic Director

James Mercer

Facility Director

Jason Stirewalt

Upper School Assistant Principal

Kim Sunny

Chaplain / US Bible

Linda Reynoso

Marketing Director

Melonie Wolfe


Patricia Rios


Randy Terry

Interim Business Director

Rosio Aguilera



Angeles Segura

Food Service Assistant

Angie North

Administrative Assistant

Bill Byard


Cari Gwin

Business Assistance

Claudia Monteiro

Teacher Aid

Connie Byard

Teacher Aid

Cynthia Camacho

Music Director

David Joya


Ebony Huffin

Lower/Middle School AP

Jessica Browne

Donor Assistant

Jorge Hanson


Lily Hernandez

Business Assistant

Luiz Rivera

Bus Driver

Nancy Solo


Reginaldo Ruiz

Bus Driver

Robert Turner

Bus Driver

Stephan Gray

Technology Director

Sylvia Lima


Valisa Nogueria

Teacher Aid

Victoria Mercer

Food Director


Amy Abernathy

Upper School Teacher

Anais Reno

Lower School Teacher

Becky Clark

Upper/Middle School

Bryant Lima

Morning/After Care

Danette Garmero

Lower School Teacher

Dawnella Gray

Morning/After Care

Gloria Leach


Joice Cain

Lower School Teacher

Kevin Dobson

Upper/Middle School

Maurice Grant

Upper/Middle School

Ricardo Arizaga

Upper School Teacher

Sandra Small

Upper School Teacher

Traci Birlew

Lower School Teacher

Vanessa Bocanegra

Lower School Teacher

Yvette Akar

Lower School Teacher

Yvonne Ruth

Middle/Upper School

One last thing:

At North Dallas Adventist Academy, children benefit from a balanced focus on academic excellence and spiritual growth. With dedicated teachers and a supportive environment, students receive personalized attention and develop strong moral values. The academy's emphasis on character development and community involvement ensures that children are prepared for success in all aspects of life.

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