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Welcome to Intermountain Adventist Academy
550 25 ½ Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
Welcome to Intermountain Adventist Academy(970) 242-5116 | Fax: (970) 242-5659
Colorado National Monument


IAA places a high value on structuring its academic programs so that every student can be successful. Small class sizes, multi-grade settings, and individual tutoring are all possible at our school. We offer a challenging curriculum that can be altered to meet the needs of varying students.


IAA is accredited by the North Central Accrediting Association (NCAA), as well as the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, which is a member of the National Council for Private School Accreditation.

Leadership Opportunities

IAA believes that making strong leaders is essential to the future of the church and our country. Leadership skills are developed through peer-to-peer learning/tutoring in the classroom and opportunities to lead out in school and church programs.

CHERISH: “To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper.” Proverbs 19:8

CHERISH is an acronym that expresses the core of the Adventist school’s mission.

  • C – Christ-Centered – Reflecting God’s character in attitudes and actions. 1 Pet. 2:5
  • H – Honor – Showing value, dignity and high respect for people and property. 1 Pet. 2:17
  • E – Exploration – Discovering new information to gain a deeper understanding of God and His creations. Rom. 1:2
  • R – Responsibility – Following directions, completing tasks, and taking ownership of choices. Col. 3:23
  • I – Integrity – Being truthful, fair, and deserving of the trust of others. Lk. 16:10
  • S – Service – Working for the benefit of others. Gal. 5:13
  • H – Heroism – Making decisions that align with convictions and beliefs, even if it means standing alone. Josh. 1:9

Outreach and Service Opportunities

Because of our strong belief that Christ expects us to care for each other, we place a strong emphasis on teaching students to serve one another and the world around them. We encourage them to look for opportunities to be servant-leaders in the classroom and in all walks of life.

Extra-curricular Activities and Enrichment Classes

We at IAA want to help students to develop skills in many areas of life. Exposure to different activities and environments also helps students to start thinking about future career possibilities. Classes vary from year-to-year.

Health Emphasis

Knowing that a healthy body has a huge impact on learning and success, the staff and volunteers at IAA believe that we should teach and promote a healthy lifestyle. Some facets of our program that show this are:

  • Homemade, well-balanced vegetarian meals that are offered for purchase on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • Allergy awareness/sensitivity.
  • Daily P.E. classes offered.
  • Participation in local Track and Field Day.
  • Emphasis on “Creation Health” which incorporates all forms of healthy living, including maintaining healthy relationships and dealing with stress factors.

Spiritual Growth Opportunities

One of our main goals is to prepare students for the future in Heaven. We provide many opportunities for growth that are woven into our daily schedule. Some of these include daily classroom worships, a weekly whole-school chapel program, Bible class as part of the curriculum, Week-of-Prayer, and opportunities for witnessing.

Fine Arts Involvement

  • Music classes taught bi-weekly.
  • Music opportunities for learning voice/choral rhythm, recorders, desk bells, and hand chimes.
  • Presentations at churches and programs at IAA.
  • Music Festival participation at Campion Academy in Loveland, CO once a year for students in grades 5-8.