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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,162 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Jackson Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Mississippi for:

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
1,162 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade
Jackson Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
125 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
10 courses
Average SAT score
Average ACT score

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2018-19 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
Admissions Director
Kayla Mosal
Admissions Associate
Haleigh Ritter


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.

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MS School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 1,162 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Mississippi is $5,292 for elementary schools and $6,101 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).

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