Fort Lauderdale Adventist School was launched in the early 1930s by the Fort Lauderdale Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its first teacher was Mrs Ivy Stranahan who was the founder of Adventist Education in Broward County, Florida and the wife of Frank Stranahan, founder, City of Ft Lauderdale.

The school was located on the Stranahan's property. In 1973 their residence was named to the National Registrer of Historic Places. Mrs Stranahan sponsored three Seminole Indian children to our school. Over the years our school changed its name and location several times, from in the 1930s to 1977, when our campus was relocated to its current location (11701 NW 4th St, Plantation, Fl  33325).


In the 1970s, the Plantation Seventh-day Adventist Church  became an official constituent.  During the 1990's school's name was changed to Sawgrass Adventist School (or SAS)


Thus our school, established over 85 years ago, has shared its history with the establishment of Broward County and has been providing Seventh-day Adventist Christian education to the families of the community.


Historical chronicles


 An Adventist Pioneer and Trailblazer (article begins on page 12 of the May, 2013 Issue of Southern Tidings).


Sawgrass Throughout the Years


In this section, you'll find photos of Sawgrass Adventist School from its founding until today.


  • Ivy Stranahan
  • 1890s
  • 1930s
  • 2000s





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