50 N Mendenhall Rd, Memphis, TN 38117
Admissions (901) 683-1061 | Fax (901) 683-1012

Our Mission

The MJA family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for HIm and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

Our Purpose


To make learning meaningful and practical while pointing to our Creator as the source of wisdom and knowledge. To foster high standards of academic achievement and critical thinking through a rigorous and relevant curriculum. To personalize the teaching/learning environment in a manner designed to help each student maximize his/her spiritual, mental, physical, social, and cultural talents.


Civic & Cultural

To inspire love and loyalty for their country and respect for recognized authority. To nurture cooperation and interaction with the local community and/or civic agencies. To encourage appreciation, acceptance, and respect for all people groups.


Integrate Home, School and Church

To keep parents and constituent churches informed of current events and progress at MJA. To promote and develop the family atmosphere of the school, cultivate and communicate a genuine “church school” environment, and develop opportunities for parental contact. To encourage involvement of parents and constituent church members and encourage and cultivate involvement of the MJA students in the Adventist Church by providing opportunities for students to develop leadership skills and encourage their use in the church.


Physical Health

To learn to live healthy lives remembering that our bodies are the temples of God. To promote the understanding and practice of the principles of healthful living.



To provide opportunity for service and to develop young people who will be dedicated to serving their God and their fellow men. To teach the pleasures, privileges, and blessing of service to others, and engage in activities designed to foster acceptance of these principles.



To develop in our students thoughtfulness, kindness, and the ability to think of others first and help them develop a well-rounded personality and refined social skills.



To show students that the best way to lead is by example as Jesus did. To lead students to a knowledge and love of God and help them develop a relationship with Christ through Bible studies and baptism. To develop respect and reverence for the Bible. To assist parents and the church in the formation of Christ-like characters in their children. To foster qualities of Christian character: respect, reverence, responsibility, commitment, integrity, and concern for others. To promote, via all aspects of the school program, the unique “way of life” espoused by the Seventh-day Adventist church, including its philosophy, mission, doctrines, structure, and fellowship.