The Pensacola Jr. Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the Gulf States Conference. We exist primarily to touch the lives of our children and youth for Jesus. Every student entrusted to our care is a gift of God to be educated for both now and eternity. It is our intentional approach to harmoniously blend the work of redemption and education as one ministry through a Christ-centered curriculum.
To fulfill our mission, we will:
TEACH Reverence for God. Respect for others, and responsibility for one’s self.
EMPHASIZE The Journey to Excellence in every achievement – physical development, academic competence, spiritual commitment, social maturation, and aesthetic appreciation.
ENCOURAGE A lifestyle based on the principles and truths of the Holy Scriptures as evidenced through an abiding relationship with Jesus Christ.
INSPIRE An appreciation for the joy of service to mankind through outreach opportunities and mission adventures.
LOVE Every student as a unique individual, recognizing his or her dignity and infinite value
The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes God as the ultimate source of existence and truth. The basic tenets of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, as well as the inspired writings of Ellen G. White, are directed toward God’s restorative plan for fallen humanity. The Church conducts its own system of education to engender belief in these tenets, within the context of one’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and to foster a desire to share that relationship with others.
Adventist education seeks to nurture thinkers rather than mere reflectors of other’s thoughts; loving service rather than selfish ambition; maximum development of one’s potential; and an appreciation for all that is beautiful, true, and good. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge.
It is a balanced development of the whole person. Its time dimensions span eternity. In Adventist education, homes, schools, and churches cooperate together with divine agencies in preparing learners for citizenship here on this earth and in the New Earth to come.