Jackson Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (601)362-9676
  • 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 1300 students enrolled in preschool through twelfth grade.
  • Within our nurturing and spiritual community, Jackson Academy inspires and equips each student to lead a life of purpose and significance.

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 AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1222 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by GradeJackson Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers125 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
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 Notes2017-18 Annual Tuition K3 (3 day) $ 5,520 K3, PK, K (half day) $ 6,900 PK, K (full day) $ 10,260 Grades 1-4 $11,520 Grades 5-8 $13,020 Grades 9-12 $14,700
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorKayla Mosal


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 Reviews

5  1/19/2012
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 $4,854 for elementary schools and $5,787 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Mississippi is 94% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).