Our School

Mission Statement

Orlando Junior Academy exists to develop a love for learning and a joy of service while following Jesus.

Philosophy

We believe that God is sovereign over all creation. We make a connection to God’s claim in every subject, not just in biblical studies; in all behavior, including language, dress; and in all attitudes, including those toward others and toward property. The overall purpose of an Orlando Junior Academy education, shaped by a Seventh-day Adventist perspective, is to encourage students to use their heads, hearts and hands for God and to use discernment to create a worldview that is formed through the lens of faith.
We believe that students learn more by experiencing the world, than by sitting in a classroom and listening to a teacher talk about it. The instructional style of teachers at Orlando Junior Academy harnesses the child’s natural passion to learn through the use of methods, which help children develop the curiosity, knowledge, skills, and personal qualities they need for successful adulthood.

One Hundred Years of Excellence

To learn more about our first 100 years, please watch the following video.

Accreditation

Orlando Junior Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Department of Education, the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Department of Education and the Florida Association of Academic Non-Public Schools. (FAANS) FAANS is an affiliate member of the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) and is recognized by the State of Florida.  We are also accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, a national accrediting body.

School Affiliations

Orlando Junior Academy is a private, non-profit, Seventh-day Adventist school operated by two Seventh-day Adventist Churches (Florida Hospital Church and Kress Memorial). It is governed by a School Board and the Florida Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Department of Education.