News

Sydney Thaxton Shares Experiences Writing First Book

Sydney and her mom Amy greet students during the book signing January 25. Sydney Thaxton encouraged students who attended the reading and signing of her book to write about something they like. The fifth grader did just that when she wrote Dusk, her first published book. She selected a story about a dog that was […]

Read More

Equestrian Team Completes Season

From left to right:  Molly McClure, Regan Felder, Annalee Willson, Olivia Quin, Addison Armstrong and (trainer) Patti Shoemaker. Not pictured: Lauren Sutton, Ana Kelly Hontzas, Lily Rhoden, Sophie Rhoden, Alden McNamara, Anna Claire Sheffield, and Sarah Clay. The Jackson Academy Equestrian Team has completed its regular season wrapping up the group’s second year in equestrian […]

Read More

Little Dribblers Perform

The Little Dribblers took the court last week in an impressive and entertaining performance of ball-handling skills, timing, and working together. Check out the above video of their performance.

Read More

Alpha and Omega Cheer for Teachers and Students

Seniors and kindergarten students in Alpha and Omega attended the faculty-student basketball games together this past week. They cheered and watched games between female faculty and Upper School girls and male faculty and Upper School boys. The games were competitive and close in score, which made the event all the more exciting! Ultimately, getting to […]

Read More

Lady Raiders Basketball Team Receives SUPER 10 Ranking

The varsity Lady Raiders were listed in the state’s Super 10 for girls basketball teams Saturday in the Clarion-Ledger. Jackson Academy is the only independent school in the listing. The Lady Raiders currently lead the MAIS AAAA rankings. The boys team is currently ranked second in MAIS AAAA. SUPER 10 1. Olive Branch (21-1) 2. […]

Read More

JA Teams Earn First Place for Mississippi in Global Competition

Robotics teams in Jackson Academy’s fourth grade earned first place in the state in a global competition for lower school students. The four JA teams that completed the coding challenge each earned a perfect score. They all tied for first place in the state of Mississippi. Globally, the JA teams were among only 180 of […]

Read More

Lower School Teams Code in Global Competition

This year, a systematic coding curriculum has been added to the Lower School STEM program for grades first through fourth. Using various age-appropriate robots and apps, the students learn programming, predicting, and problem-solving skills. As part of their learning experience, the fourth graders participated in the global Wonder League Robotics Competition along with 5,200 schools […]

Read More

JA Announces Vice President and Dean of the School Appointment

Jackson Academy President Cliff Kling has announced that Jack F. Milne has been named Vice President and Dean of the School. Milne will fill the role of senior administrator overseeing academics, arts, athletics, and student life upon the retirement of JA’s current Headmaster, Pat Taylor, in May 2017. “Jack brings a wealth of experience and […]

Read More

Pat Taylor Recognized by SAIS

JA Headmaster Pat Taylor accepts 2016 SAIS Distinguished Service Award The SAIS Distinguished Service Award is presented to a head of school or administrator who has spent 25 years of service to one school as well as service to SAIS in recognition of a distinguished career in independent education. The recipient of this award is […]

Read More

Eight Students Represent Their Communities in Leadership Programs

Each year, JA is proud to have several students chosen to participate in youth leadership programs across the Jackson metropolitan area. This year Trussell Jones, Charles Beneke, and Mary Mitchell have all been inducted into the Youth Leadership Jackson program. Chloe Owens has been chosen to serve on the Mayor’s Youth Council. Blaine Bowman and […]

Read More