George Stone School (Union College)

A Multi-Grade Teacher-Training Laboratory School

Mission Statement 



The George Stone School family exists to enable teacher candidates to grow and develop skills in a multi-grade setting that encourages students to fall in love with Jesus, teaches them to think, and empowers them to serve God and others. 


Our Philosophy 

The George Stone School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to  value labor, physical and mental, as they
  • develop a personal relationship with God and fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
  • master the basic academic skills
  • blessing
  •  God intended
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

The George Stone School operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


George Stone School is accredited by the North American Division Commission on Education,  and the National Council of Private Schools Accreditation. Our school is recognized for promoting and maintaining a well-balanced education program and for meeting or exceeding standards considered essential for quality education.   George Stone is an approved by the Nebraska Dept. of Education under Rule 14.
Union College's program of teacher preparation, with its rich history of over 100 years, received Nebraska state accreditation in 1941 and was the first Seventh-day Adventist college to be accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in 1963.  Union College is currently accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).


Who Are Adventists?

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