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Our History

Union Springs Academy was founded in 1921 and is owned and operated by the New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The academy traces its roots to various “home-schools” which began in western and central New York in 1901. USA is situated on a hill overlooking Cayuga Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. The present school campus was formerly a Quaker boarding school known as Oakwood Seminary.

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Over the years the campus has grown to include buildings for administration and classrooms, dormitories, church, faculty housing, farm, orchard and athletic facilities. For over nine decades Union Springs Academy has provided quality Christian education to young people from New York, New England, Canada and abroad. It is part of USA’s purpose to educate students for a lifetime. The unique and vibrant beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church are present throughout the campus in class instruction, work duties, behavioral standards and dormitory life. Daily worship services and Bible instruction enhance the lives of faculty and students alike.

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