Wisconsin Academy is a secondary coeducational boarding school formerly known as Bethel Academy and was founded in 1899 by the Wisconsin Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. It operated at Arpin, Wisconsin, until the spring of 1949. Beginning September 4, 1949, the school opened its doors near Columbus, Wisconsin, under the name of Wisconsin Academy. Wisconsin Academy maintains high standards—not to discourage, but to challenge all students and help them reach worthy goals: mentally, physically, and spiritually. Students will be expected to try sincerely to honor Christ in all they do. Also, they are to respect and uphold the principles and policies of the school. Potential students will want to carefully read over this handbook and give special attention to the statement of desired outcomes and the student statement of commitment before deciding to attend Wisconsin Academy. The principal, along with his administrative team and those faculty and staff hired by the administration and the Board of Education, has been charged with the responsibility for the school's successful operation.
Students are expected to give proper respect and show courteous behavior toward those in authority. Parents are encouraged to cooperate with and support the position of the administration, faculty, and staff. A student is always expected to follow directions given by a staff member unless they are asked to do something illegal or immoral. If a student feels he/she is being mistreated, he/she should do what is asked and then come to the principal or vice-principal to explain the concern. We encourage open dialogue in a kind and tactful manner as we jointly tend to train and educate our youth.
Wisconsin Academy is a coeducational school that admits students of any race, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and programs available to students. Wisconsin Academy does not discriminate based on race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administering its educational policies, admission policies, and other school-administered programs.