Fraser Valley Adventist Academy was founded by individuals who possessed a deep passion for establishing a school where their children would receive top quality Christian education. In the late 1940’s, the Langley Seventh-day Adventist Church started a small school, operating nine grades with two teachers. Several years later, the church members of Langley, Aldergrove, Mission, Chilliwack and White Rock decided that it would be best to consolidate their schools and operate one unified school in the Fraser Valley region.
After much prayer, a location was finally chosen in the Aldergrove area. Norman Bird purchased and donated the property at the price of $19,000.00. To this day, this has been the home of Fraser Valley Adventist Academy.
In the fall of 1971, Fraser Valley Adventist Academy was opened, but as the school building was not yet ready, classes were held in the Langley two-room school on 55A Avenue and in school rooms of the Christian Reformed Church located nearby. The first principal, Mr. Date Vanderweff, was busy overseeing grades one through ten in the two locations and with helping to build the new facility.
Church members worked hard to complete the school building (presently the elementary building) so that in the fall of 1972, all the students could be together at the new location. The mayor of Langley, Mayor George Preston, helped to officially open Fraser Valley Adventist Academy.
Three years later, with more dreams and hard work, the school grew to include grades eleven and twelve. The first FVAA grade twelve class graduated in 1975, consisting of twelve graduating students.
Soon after the first building was completed, work began on a second phase which included administration offices, classrooms and a gymnasium. Many local church members, including several from the United States, gave much of their time, work, and money to construct the new additions and to furnish them. Later, an additional building was added to house classes in vocational training. A mobile building was also brought in to be used as a library.
In the early 1990s, the local church constituency decided that it was time to expand the school facility. The new wing was to include a computer lab, a cafeteria, a music room, as well as various classrooms. Once again, the dedication and sacrifice of many individuals made this dream a reality.
Fraser Valley Adventist Academy continues to thrive today, having expanded with the addition of a kindergarten class, the development of a strong athletics program, and the offering of high school AP English and additional elective classes. We have a current enrolment of approximately 240 students, with 26 dedicated teachers and support staff working here daily.
For more than 45 years Fraser Valley Adventist Academy has graduated students who have gone on to pursue various careers in areas such as engineering, teaching, business, medicine and more. Leading students towards discovering their God-given skills and to developing their faith, values, academics and achievements has always been, and always will be, the primary goal of our constituents and staff.
We are so grateful for all of the individuals who have helped make our school what it is today.
2020 - 2021 Mrs. Linda King
2014 - 2020 Mrs. Cathy Domke
2009 - 2014 Mrs. Karen Wallace
2008 - 2009 Mr. Morian Perepelitza
2002 - 2008 Mr. Kevin Honey
1999 - 2002 Mr. John Janes
1995 - 1999 Mrs. Marjorie Fortney
1987 - 1995 Mr. Eugene Rau
1982 - 1987 Mr. Ian Cheeseman
1978 - 1982 Mr. Jack Sands
1977 - 1978 Mr. A.W. Matheson
1971 - 1977 Mr. Date Vanderwerff