Rocky Knoll School is located in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia just off Interstate 81, at exit 12, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. We provide an accredited program of classroom instruction for grades Preschool, (a program for three and four year olds,) through the eighth grade.
Rocky Knoll's history goes back to 1973, when ground was broken for a small, two classroom school. The footprint of the school has now grown to five classrooms, a gymnasium, small library, kitchen, and teacher work-room. There are plans to build a new facility in the next 3 - 5 years.
Rocky Knoll is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, but encourages open enrollment that does not discriminate according to race or religious affiliation.
Our school offers multi-grade classrooms. Each classroom starting in grade one has two grades. Currently the classrooms are divided into these grade combinations:
- First Grade - Second Grade
- Third Grade - Fourth Grade
- Fifth Grade - Sixth Grade
- Seventh Grade - Eighth Grade
Individual attention and small class size are benefits offered to the elementary child in our close-knit, school community.
Our mission is to provide all students with the opportunity for spiritual, academic, and physical growth in a nurturing environment that builds positive relationships, ensures the acquisition of academic skills, cultivates independent thinking, encourages service, and prepares students for Heaven.
The purpose of Rocky Knoll Seventh-day Adventist School is expressed in Isaiah 54:13, "All thy children shall be taught of the Lord, and great shall be the peace of thy children."
The members of the Martinsburg Seventh-day Adventist Church operate Rocky Knoll School in order to provide parents with a Christian alternative for educating their children. "True education...is the harmonious development of the physical, mental, and spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in this world and for the higher joy of wider service in the world to come." E.G. White, Education, p. 13. The curriculum is designed to develop the whole student with an emphasis in values and including God in all aspects of a person's life.