Admissions

All our hearts. All our minds. All for one. At Jackson Academy, your child is surrounded by a community of supporters to discover his or her own gifts, hone talents, and find purpose.

Together, we create amazing learning experiences. We build mini amusement parks with K’NEX in state-of-the-art STEM labs. We develop strength and leadership paddling whitewater in the Appalachian mountains. We connect with our faith through community service and prayer.

Admission to JA is admission to a compassionate community of learners dedicated to helping your child reach his or her full potential. We support them as they learn and grow, nurturing and strengthening their character along the way. And together, we prepare them to succeed in the college years and beyond.

At JA, no one goes it alone. Simply put: We’re ALL FOR ONE.

Applying to JA

  1. Do your research. Take a look at schools and ask about their curriculum, approach to learning, and outcomes. While we’re proud of everything we’ve built at JA, in the end we want you to find the best fit for your child.
  2. Talk with an admissions counselor. Our admissions staff is experienced when it comes to helping with this important decision. Pick up the phone or schedule a meeting with us. We’re happy to talk through any questions you may have.
  3. Visit Jackson Academy. The best way to determine a fit for your child is to experience the JA community in person. Attend one of our admissions events or schedule a personal tour. The best way to experience JA is to visit JA.
  4. Complete the online application. We’ll need some basic information to get the admissions process rolling. Create an online account, and complete our application.
  5. Submit the necessary documentation. We’ll need a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a few additional items, depending on the specific academic division your child will enter.
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Ways to Experience JA

Use the quick links below to schedule your visit to Jackson Academy through one of our Admission Events or a personal tour.

Meet Our Staff

Kayla Mosal
Director of Admission
601.364.5761
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Contact Kayla for general admission, enrollment and international information.
Kayla received her undergraduate degree from Mississippi State University and her Master’s degree from Mississippi University for Women. She is married to Dr. Seth H. Mosal, a 2000 Jackson Academy graduate, and they have two children now attending JA. Kayla began working at Jackson Academy in 2012 and became the Director of Admission in 2017. She has a passion for working with people and is excited to speak with you about what JA has to offer your family.

Marie Brooks
Associate Director of Admission 
601.364.5452
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Contact Marie to learn more about Middle and Upper School (Grades 5 – 12) enrollment information or to schedule a campus visit or admission test.
Marie graduated from Mississippi College with a B.S.W degree and followed with her Master’s degree in social work. Marie joined JA’s Admission Office in 2018, after working ten years in an independent school setting, seven of those in the Admissions department. She and her husband Josh have two children enrolled at JA. Marie’s love of people is evident as she works with new and current families.

Abbie Cox
Preschool Admission Coordinator
601.364.5721
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Contact Abbie to learn more about Preschool and Lower School (Grades K3 – 4)
enrollment information or to schedule a campus visit or admission screening.

Abbie graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught in JA’s Lower School for three years before joining the Admission Department in the summer of 2021. She is married tonative Jacksonian Sam Cox. Abbie’s love of young children is apparent as she works with the families of our Preschool and Lower School.

Cathy Strauss
Admission Coordinator
601.364.5450
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Contact Cathy for information about the general admission process or scheduling campus visits.
Cathy joined JA in 2013 soon after her two daughters graduated from Jackson Academy. A graduate of the University of Mississippi, she has worked with the Admission office since joining JA, as well as with past Heads of School. Cathy is the face of the front office in Admissions and is happy to assist with any general questions you have or with directing you to the person who can best assist you.

“JA will always hold a special place in my heart because it gave me all the love and support I could ever need.”

Conner Beth Ball, Class of ’17

Visit Jackson Academy

Schedule your personal tour of Jackson Academy’s campus to learn more about JA by calling 601.364.5761 or signing up online.