50 N Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
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  1. Complete and submit application packet, including transcript requests, as applicable.
  2. Although not required, a $100 deposit, applicable toward the registration fee, will guarantee a child’s classroom placement.
  3. Give separate recommendation forms to each of three individuals. One copy must be given to student’s previous school administrator. Family members may not fill out recommendation forms. (New students in Grades 5 – 10)
  4. Submit copy of most recent report card.
  5. Upon receipt of the above forms, application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
  6. Grade placement testing (new students, see below).
  7. Student/Parent interview.
  8. Transcripts received, as applicable.
  9. Receipt of acceptance letter.
  10. Submit required fees.
  11. Enroll in classes.

Academic Records

The parent/guardian will be expected to give approval for the pupil’s cumulative records to be transferred from the previously attended school to MJA. The appropriate form is provided in the registration packet, available in the office or online at www.memphisjunioracademy.com.

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee, comprised of two teachers and the principal, will meet to review applicants. Early application is recommended.

Admission Status

New students admitted are on new-student-probation for their initial nine weeks. During the nine weeks, the student’s academic and overall performance will be evaluated by the staff and if there are any concerns, you will be notified.

At the conclusion of the nine weeks, the student attains regular enrollment status unless otherwise notified.

Registration Paperwork

New and returning students must fill out registration forms and provide records, such as immunization certificates and birth certificates. A list of items required is provided with registration paperwork.

Since MJA is required to verify receipt of specific forms/documentation to the state, parents will be notified of any items missing and provided with a due date, after which students will not be allowed to return to classes until the requested information has been received.

Grade Placement

The school reserves the right to give entrance and qualifying (grade placement) tests to any student. The results of such tests, along with the student’s former school records, will help to provide the information needed to place the student in the grade where they will have the greatest opportunity for success.

All new students applying to Memphis Junior Academy will be given a placement test. This includes pupils presenting credit from a non-accredited school or home school


All Grades

All new students must submit:

Birth certificate

Physical examination / Certificate of immunizations

Official transcript from previous school, as applicable

All students must be in good academic and behavioral standing. Any exception will be at the discretion of the Academic/Discipline Board.

All applicants will be given consideration for enrollment as follows:

Students paying a $100 non-refundable deposit, which will be applied towards tuition fees.

Students Registering by March 1st of the Preceding School Year

Constituent students

Non-Constituent Adventist students

Non-Adventist students

Students Registering after March 1st according to the preferences listed above.


Pre-K students must be four years of age on or before August 15th.

Pre-K students must be enrolled at MJA by the end of the first quarter grading period unless transferring in from another school.


Kindergarten students must be five years of age on or before August 15th.

All new students entering Kindergarten will be given an assessment test.

First Grade

First Grade students must be six years of age on or before August 15th.

All new students entering the first grade will be given an assessment test.

Fifth through Tenth Grade

New students entering fifth through eleventh grades are required to submit three complete character reference forms with their application. One copy must be given to student’s previous school administrator.

Seventh-day Adventist Church Standards

MJA is open to young people who desire a Christian education. Students who apply for admission are expected to support the unique purposes, philosophy and objectives of the school and live in harmony with its principles. Basic to all the above admission requirements is that pupils respect the Word of God, maintain a reverent attitude toward that which is spiritual, and conduct themselves in harmony with the standards of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Unpaid Accounts

Students having an unpaid account at MJA or another school will not be admitted until a letter of financial clearance from the school is presented.


Call the office at 901-683-1061 or email memphisjunioracademy@gmail.com

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