Grace Simmons Hopes to Ignite Imaginations with New Book

Grace Simmons finds purpose in influencing her students to embrace imagination and improvement, making her excited to come to work as a fifth grade teacher at Jackson Academy. “I love JA,” she said. “It’s a very nurturing environment for students, and the faculty is so close. Jackson Academy is exceptional.”

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Twice This Year: JA Named Best Private School

The Clarion-Ledger announced Sunday that Jackson Academy was named Best Private School in its poll in which Mississippians vote for their most admired businesses, organizations, people, and events. In two other categories, voters named Sandra McKay Best Teacher and the JA Carnival Best Festival.

This announcement comes just weeks after the Mississippi Business Journal named JA the Best Private School in its annual poll.

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Grandparents Enjoy Precious Moments at JA

Grandparents didn’t mind returning to school one bit, as long as they got to sit beside their grandchildren in class. Over 200 grandparents, relatives, and special friends braved a bit of stormy weather to attend JA’s first Upper School Grandparents Day Friday.

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Hammering Away at Cancer

The JA campus community took action last week to beat breast cancer, making Friday’s pep rally a “Pink Parade,” sponsoring a fundraiser, and offering up-to-date prevention details to faculty and staff.

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Jackson Academy Celebrates Homecoming

Crisp air added the perfect “football weather” to a festive Jackson Academy homecoming. The weekend was made special by homecoming court royalty, an anniversary recognition, returning alumni, and a win for the Raiders.

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Volleyball Champions!

Ranked No. 1 in Mississippi among public and private schools by Maxpreps, Jackson Academy’s volleyball team captured the state crown and finished with a 43-3 record, undefeated among MAIS schools. Read the full story on Also, check out the full write-up of Lady Raider Volleyball’s record-breaking season and straight-set victory over Hartfield Academy in […]

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