Wilmington Junior Academy is involved in
expanding the potential for the whole student -
spirit, mind, and body.
We believe that it is important to touch the whole student - spirit, mind, and body. However, the school is only part of this process. The most effective spiritual training takes place in the home and the church. Our school strongly supports this training by putting it into a practical lifestyle and academic format. This is what differentiates Wilmington Junior Academy from other schools. The combination of these forces in your child’s life will be a strong deterrent to the self-centered lifestyle, so prevalent in today’s society.
The Wilmington Junior Academy staff believes that character development is of supreme importance. This school was established to provide support and training that stresses these uniquely Christian values, while providing the highest quality academic foundation upon which to build a successful life. We believe this will result in a lifetime of loving, learning, and working for our Creator.
It is our Mission to:
- Teach Christian values.
- Develop each child’s individual potential.
- Develop feelings of self-worth in our students.
- Encourage students to develop an interest in and experience the joy of learning.
- Provide a solid academic platform for further education.
- Train students to work and play cooperatively.
- Help children learn respect for people, classroom materials, and equipment.
- Help children understand and accept choices and their consequences.
- Provide a safe, warm, nurturing environment.
- Help children establish satisfying relationships with other children and adults.
- Help students learn to think for themselves and not merely be reflectors of other’s thoughts.
- Impart a knowledge, understanding, and personal relationship with God as Creator and Source of life.
“True education means more than the pursuit of a certain course of study... It has to do with the whole being and with the whole period of existence possible to man... the harmonious development of the physical, the mental, and the spiritual powers. It prepares the student for the joy of service in the world to come”
(E.G. White, Education, 13).
How Parents Can Help Their Children in School
- Help your child understand that school is a disciplined learning situation.
- Show normal parental affection to your child.
- Train your child to be accountable for his/her actions and words.
- Train your child to use his/her time wisely.
- Show a sincere interest in what your child is learning in school; be available to help with homework.
- Show respect for your child’s school by not talking negatively about it in front of your child.
- Support the school’s rules and regulations.
- Be a model of what you want your child to become.
- Parents are required to attend one of 3 orientation meetings before students will be allowed to start school.
- Send your child to school well-rested and well-fed.