Oak Park Academy (Nevada, Iowa, US)

A coeducational boarding school formerly operated on the senior high school level at Nevada, Iowa, by the Iowa Conference. The school began in 1902 and continued for 78 years, closing its doors in 1980. In 1901, when the Iowa Conference was looking for someone to start denominational secondary education in the state, they turned to a native son, T. H. Jeys. A man of vision and humor, Jeys had already started a school at Elk Point, South Dakota. A farm was procured joining the eastern limits of Stuart, Iowa, 40 miles (65 kilometers) southwest of the capital city of Des Moines, but the school, first known as the Iowa Industrial Academy and later as Stuart Academy, was housed during the first year (1902-1903) in the rented Baldum Hotel in Stuart. There were 35 students. Later a summer school ...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Nevada, IA
United States