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Discover Toledo Junior Academy

The Approach and Philosophy of Adventist Education

The Seventh-day Adventist Church recognizes God as the ultimate source of existence, truth, and power. In the beginning God created in His image a perfect humanity, a perfection later marred by sin. Education in its broadest sense is a means of returning human beings to their original relationship with God. The distinctive characteristics of this Adventist worldview, built around creation, the fall, redemption through Jesus Christ, and re-creation, are derived from the Bible.

The aim of true education is to restore human beings into the image of God as revealed by the life of Jesus Christ. Only through the guidance of the Holy Spirit can this be accomplished. An education of this kind imparts far more than academic knowledge. It fosters a balanced development of the whole person—spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional—a process that spans a lifetime. Working together, homes, schools, and churches cooperate with divine agencies to prepare learners to be good citizens in this world and for eternity.



Our Christian Environment

  • Provides a safe, friendly atmosphere with students of high moral principles.

  • Helps students grow in their relationship with Christ (our most important goal).

  • Provides involvement in outreach activities (helping at the Ability Center of Greater Toledo,, sending care packages to overseas troops, making cards and collecting socks for seniors, and collecting donations to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, etc.).

  • Ensures that all subjects are taught from a Christian/Biblical perspective.

  • Provides daily Bible classes and weekly Friday worships to direct students' minds to Jesus.

  • May be the most important investment you will ever make. It can yield eternal dividends!

Spiritual Goals

  • Learners will grow closer to God through loving teachers and staff who demonstrate His love daily. 

  • Learners will grow in their knowledge and understanding of God’s creation.

  • Learners will creatively apply their spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social-emotional knowledge.

  • Learners will demonstrate their commitment to the Creator through service to others.

Our High Academics

  • Teachers have high expectations for each student.

  • High achieving 8th graders can take some high school subjects.

  • Math and Reading Curriculums are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Our Small Class Sizes

  • Averages between 10 and 20 students per classroom.

  • Allows individual attention and instruction - students can be given remedial or accelerated work very easily.

  • Fosters a warm, nurturing family-like environment very conducive to learning.

  • Allows work to be graded soon after it is done so re-teaching can take place if necessary and potential problem areas are caught early.

  • Allows teachers to communicate regularly with all parents on the progress of their children.

Our Multi-Grade Classrooms

  • Allow students to be easily accelerated in math and other subjects. 

  • Allow for differentiation based on varying ability and interest levels 

  • Expose students to content they would not get in the traditional single-grade classroom. 

  • Foster high academics.

  • Create a family environment where students actively engage and collaborate with one another through a variety of activities. 

The Arts and STEM

  • Involves all students K-8 in music classes and music performances.

  • Involves all students in a weekly art class.

  • 1-1 Chromebook Program for grades 3-8

  • Involves students in activities such as Science Fairs, Academic Expos, Music Festivals, Bell Choir Festivals, Field Day, Outdoor Education, and field trips.

Our Frequent Communication with Parents

  • Is maintained with school-wide/classroom notes sent home weekly.

  • Includes posting daily grades online, fostering high parent involvement. 

  • Ensures that potential problems are caught early and parents/teachers can work together for a successful solution.

  • Allows for no surprises at parent-teacher conferences or on reports cards because parents know how their child is progressing all along.

Our Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Allow students to participate in First Lego League (Ages 10-14) each Thursday after school, giving students opportunities to collaborate, create, and learn perseverance in a fun and engaging way. 

Admission Limitations

Toledo Junior Academy is not equipped to accept students who have serious mental, physical or emotional challenges, or who demonstrate serious academic and/or behavioral problems. 


Toledo Junior Academy is chartered by the State of Ohio and is supervised and accredited through the Ohio Conference and Columbia Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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