The Seventh-day Adventist Higher Secondary School, Kolhapur, was founded in 1975 and is conducted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is registered as a participating institution under by-laws XXIX of the Council of the Seventh-day Adventist Educational institutions and under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, S. No. 267 of 1972. The School is also known as S.D.A. Higher Secondary School. The School is accredited to the World Adventist Accredited Institutions, Washington D. C., U.S.A.
From 1984 onwards this school is affiliated to the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, (ICSE ) New Delhi and also upgraded from 2005 to ISC XI & XII. The Delhi Education Act of 1973 passed by the Parliament, in Chapter 1 under the Definitions Section 2 (s) recognizes the Council as a body conducting public examinations. Fifty five Universities/ Board and State governments have already recognized these examinations as the equivalent of the corresponding examinations.
Seventh-Day Adventist Higher Secondary School, Kolhapur, Maharashtra for boys and girls is part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist organization having its headquarters in Silver spring, Maryland, USA. It is managed by Ashlock Trust. The Seventh-Day Adventist Church runs a large educational system throughout the world. Its educational system is the second- largest Christian school system in the world. Seventh-Day Adventist educational system has 7,804 schools, colleges and universities, with 84,997 teachers and 1,673,828 students operating in over 100 countries around the world.