Over the years the Adventist Christian population grew in the Cayo District. With strong belief in Christian Education; the Adventist Community decided to open a school to serve youth who, in turn, would be prepared to serve their church and community with integrity through Christian principles. An increase of student population in the Cayo district was limiting the access of our youth to a higher education; thereby the need to open a high school since a primary school was already in operation.
Its inception in September 1987 was a result of faith, sincere prayer and vision of Pastor Ellis Coe, then District Pastor of the churches in the Cayo District. Our loving God worked through dedicated members of the church at home and abroad to contribute funds and labor in collaboration with the Belize Mission of Seventh-day Adventist, the Administration and Staff of La Loma Luz Hospital who donated the land and the Government of Belize through the Ministry of Education. Today, Eden Seventh-day Adventist High School is a recognized institution of secondary education by the Ministry of Education in Belize.
At Eden, principles of tolerance, integrity, honesty, fairness, and ethical values are taught. Students are helped to develop attitudes of order, thoroughness and efficiency in their work; characteristics that will make them productive citizens in demand. In addition, they are led to become citizens of usefulness and service for God and man. Our objective then is “to teach the youth the importance of cultivating their physical, mental and moral powers, that they may not only reach the highest attainments in science, but through knowledge of God, may be educated to glorify Him.”