Here's why families choose Orlando Junior Academy...
We strive to empower students to follow Jesus and become resilient and curious connectors, learners, and leaders in an ever changing world. Our students are encouraged to ask questions, design, think critically, explore, collaborate, tinker, and persevere while positively impacting our community. Students are inspired to make an impact on the world by exploring real-world challenges.
These challenges include our fifth graders exploring how to diagnose medical patients through their Code Blue Project and our first graders practicing entrepreneurial, communication, and marketing skills with a small bath salt selling enterprise to help families adopt kids. Our new Launch Lab, robotics program, STEAM program, and classroom learning provide students with the tools they need to change the world.
Our close partnership with the Edible Education Experience was born at OJA through our nutritional science lab and garden that housed Iron Chef Jr. Competitions, and numerous lessons that integrated nutrition, gardening, and curriculum that helped kids experience where food comes from and how it feeds different avenues of their health. Now that the Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden, operated by the Edible Education Experience, has opened across the street, we continue to collaborate with them on seed-to-table experiences and events for our students. These opportunities to serve and engage with our community help our students to grow their passions, love of Jesus, and life-long skills so they can succeed in life.