Jackson Academy

  • Jackson Academy is a college preparatory school in Jackson, Mississippi.
  • An independent, nonsectarian school founded in 1959, Jackson Academy is a coeducational private day school with approximately 1150 students enrolled in K3 through twelfth grade.
  • Within our nurturing and spiritual community, Jackson Academy inspires and equips each student to lead a life of purpose and significance.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1,162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Jackson Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Average SAT score1220
Average ACT score26

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes2018-19 Annual Tuition K3 (3 day) $4,800 -$400 per month K3 (5 day) $5,400 -$450 per month K4 (half day) $5,400 -$450 per month K4 (full day) $8,220 -$685 per month K5 (half day) $6,900 -$575 per month K5 (full day) $9,240 -$770 per month Grades 1-4 $11,880 -$990 per month Grades 5-8 $13,500 -$1,125 per month Grades 9-12 $15,240 -$1,270 per month
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorKayla Mosal
Admissions AssociateHaleigh Ritter


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballArcheryBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
Drill TeamEquestrian,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • At the heart of Jackson Academy's mission is a balanced, nurturing college-prepatory education for every student. The pursuit of 21st century readiness and innovation complements historically recognized educational pricnciples and well-loved traditions. While JA retains a traditional curriculum focus, the school embraces an atmosphere of constant improvement to bring the best possible experiences to students. JA strives to be not just the leading independent school in Mississippi, but to be a national example for teaching and learning.
  • Jackson Academy is the first school in the Southeast to offer computing devies (MacBook Air or iPad) for each student in Kindergarten to twelfth grade through the Apple one-to-one program. Students in first through eighth grades study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) labs. The loabs, along with the supporting, robust curriculum, expose students to science, math, and other subjects, such as robotics engineering, in ways that are fun, engaging, and build life skills necessary for succes in the 21st century.
  • The JA Way includes being positive, collaborative, progressive, and student-centered. At Jackson Academy, no one goes it alone. Here, you are surrounded by a community of supporters - all dedicated to helping you identify your greatest talents, develop your particular gifts, and live with a strong sense of faith and purpose. All of us, all behind you, with all our hearts. All For One...that's the JA Way.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Jackson
    Grades: PK-12 | 608 students
    12.6 miles
    4060 S Siwell Rd
    Jackson, MS 39212
    (601) 372-0149
    12.6 PK-12
  • Clinton
    Grades: PK-12 | 112 students
    10.8 miles
    1580 Clinton-Raymond Rd.
    Clinton, MS 39056
    (601) 924-5863
    10.8 PK-12
  • Raymond
    Grades: PK-12 | 486 students
    18.9 miles
    2894 Raymond Bolton Rd
    Raymond, MS 39154
    (601) 857-5568
    18.9 PK-12
  • Jackson
    Grades: PK-6 | 251 students
    1.2 miles
    100 Holly Dr
    Jackson, MS 39206
    (601) 366-1157
    1.2 PK-6
  • Jackson
    Grades: PK-5 | 151 students
    7.1 miles
    3424 Robinson Street
    Jackson, MS 39209
    (601) 922-1184
    7.1 PK-5

School Reviews

JA is a great school that I would recommend for anyone who wants to attend. This school can make a huge impact on your life academically and socially. Staff and faculty are really nice,and so.are the students they are just like family to me and I love each and everyone of them. JA also has a huge number of cool electives and school clubs. I love it and if your child wants to attend I say "GO FOR IT" I HOPE THIS WAS HELP
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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $4,469 for elementary schools and $6,191 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).