Welcome to Berean Junior Academy

The Berean Junior Academy is one of many Seventh-Day Adventist operated Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth grade day schools throughout North America. Seventh-Day Adventists have operated schools for over 100 years in this country. Our National Department of Education is headquartered in Silver Springs, Maryland. BJA, as it is affectionately known by many, has been in operation for over 70 years in the city of Charlotte and is the oldest African-American Christian Academy in the city of Charlotte and three surrounding counties. We have graduated many students who have become positive and productive citizens in the community. We are proud to continue this fine tradition year after year.

The Berean Junior Academy has a God-centered curriculum, geared for average to above-average students, where Liberal Arts is stressed and is accredited by the Parochial School Association of North America and holds state recognition from the North Carolina Department of Education, which means that students can matriculate into state accredited schools. The components of the curriculum are the following: Reading, Writing, Spelling, Math, Science, Language, Religion, Physical Education, Art, Choir and Computer Skills. We have a participatory environment where home and school work together challenging students to reach their fullest potential.

We believe that the development of the total child is important. The harmonious development of the mental, physical, social and spiritual aspect of the child is necessary if well-balanced people are to be introduced into our society. Therefore, we believe that young people should be thinkers and not mere reflectors of their environment.

Our student body is small and classes are multi-graded with a ratio of 17 to 1. Students in all grades (Pre-K through 8th) are required to wear uniforms while in attendance during the day. We begin each day with prayer and remind our students that God loves them and created them in His image. We stress that young people develop their love relationship with God, work hard, be honest, respect others and be positive. Our environment is conducive to learning, drug free and safe. Discipline based in love and fairness is administered to all students. Excellence is required and teachers stress that each individual do their best.

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What Do We Believe?

Mission Statement
The philosophy of Berean Junior Academy is to provide a sound, Christ-centered, uniquely Seventh-day Adventist education, in which the student is taught to cherish the practical teachings of the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy maintaining at the same time a high degree of academic excellence.

We believe that our school should not only prepare our youth to be leaders in our church and in our society, but also to be heirs in the world to come. To provide such an educaton, this school recognizes that the parent’s role is very important in the development of the students.

“In the formation of character no other in influence counts so much as the influence of the home. The teacher’s work should supplement that of the parents, but it is not to take its place. In all that concerns the well-being of the child, it should be the efforts of the parents and teachers to cooperate.” Education, pg. 283.

Our Philosophy
The Berean Junior Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
  • master academic skills to become leaders in today’s society
  • cultivate , mental ability, physical fitness, and moral purity as the blessing God intended


Journey to Excellence
Hear from administrators, teachers, parents and students about the quality academics, strong curriculum and integrated spiritual and moral content of our school. Journey to Excellence

The Berean Junior Academy operates in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Address and Contact Information

The Berean Junior Academy
3748 N. Beatties Ford Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28216