Visionaries from the Metropolitan and Emmanuel Brinklow
Seventh-day Adventist Churches, along with the Allegheny East Conference of
Seventh-day Adventists saw the need for a Christ-centered school which would be
sensitive and responsive to the uniqueness of black students, in particular,
and diversity-minded families, in general, and conveniently located in the
northern section of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
Under the sponsorship of those two churches, (later joined by the First
Seventh-day Adventist Church of Washington, DC), the doors of George E. Peters
Seventh-day Adventist School opened in September of 1987. This accomplishment
was the result of years of dreaming, praying, talking and deciding; and two
intense years of fundraising, strategizing, meeting and working.
The school's first location was the Metropolitan Adventist Church building.
Four teachers - one serving as principal, staffed 68 students in grades 1-8.
In one year, the enrollment doubled! At the end of just six years, the
overcrowded school, with its bulging waiting list, made it necessary to move
into a newly constructed school building which could house a maximum of 250
students. The new building had ten classrooms, a fully equipped science lab,
library, computer lab, multi-purpose room for lunch and assemblies, music
studio for private music lessons, teachers' work room/lounge, and an
administrative office complex. There is ample playground and parking space.
The staff of certified teachers, individual students, and the school as a
whole, have several awards for achievements in academics and the arts.
The history of the school is still unfolding. You are invited to be a part of
the legacy and promise of George E. Peters Adventist School.