Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy (PHAA) is open for onsite in-person instruction!


Welcome to the Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy website. We are a K-12th grade Christian school located in Pleasant Hill, Calif.

We are dedicated to providing a Christ-centered education that nurtures spiritual growth and character formation with the highest academic standards. All of our staff are committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment. 

Our school is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. The Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities in countries around the globe. 

This last 2020-2021 school year, we were open 100% onsite for over 90% of the school year.  We will be open onsite for the 2021-2022 school year with Back to School Orientation on August 15, 2021.  

Contact us at (925) 934-9261 or to schedule a visit to see our school in person. Apply online at, new student.  Hope to see you soon!


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Graduation Programs:

Download a pdf of the 2020-21 programs for our graduating classes.


8th Grade

12th Grade


Open and Onsite Information:

Update January, 2021:  Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy received our K-6 Waiver and opened September 15, 2020.  On October 13, 2020, we opened 7-12 according to County red-tier guidance.  Below are current documents in compliance with CA State and Contra Costa County along with our previous updates.

*This is our Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Reopen Plan in compliance with Cal/OSHA Covid Protection Plan (CPP).

*Below is our Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy School Guidance Checklist:


*PHAA is in compliance with Covid-19 and Reopening In-Person Instruction Framework and Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in CA 2020-2021 School Year.

October 12 Update:

Finally, our K-12 onsite education will begin tomorrow, October 13! 

It was just 7 months ago, on March 13, that we closed regular face-to-face instruction and moved into remote learning due to Covid 19. Even though the pandemic still surrounds us, Contra Costa County announced that we can open under the red tier guidelines as mentioned to you just over a week ago.

We need to stay at this level and continue to reduce the average case rates and testing positivity rates. Thank you for doing your part...following all protocols and preventive measures as outlined in our reopen plan, making certain you have reviewed the checklist prior to your arrival and once onsite, students regularly wash their hands, always wear a mask properly, and social distance in and out of the classroom at all times.

Below we have several important updates regarding drop off and no parking zones, reminder about new staggered times, no hot lunch program yet, and much more.

Thanks again for taking every precaution to ensure a safe campus. Your commitment and integrity in keeping your child safe helps all of us to protect each other, establish safe on-campus routines, and prevent the spread of Covid 19. Review the steps noted in our reopen plan below if needed. And, thanks again for choosing PHAA...we love our students and look forward to seeing each and every one...whether onsite or remote!

Lisa Bissell Paulson, Ed.D.

Principal | Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy

796 Grayson Rd | Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 | (925) 934-9261

(August 30 updated Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy Reopen Plan)

We desire the students at PHAA to connect with God through an interactive learning process as modeled by Christ: He inspires; He transforms; He serves.