Message from the Principal

Dear Friends,


We want to personally welcome you to Ephesus Jr. Academy.  We are more than a school, we are a family.  Our school family stakeholders consists of dedicated teachers, caring parents, vibrant scholars, a supportive school board and an invested church, Ephesus SDA Church.   Each day when  we open the school doors, we do so with joy and great anticipation of another great learning day. 

We offer small classroom sizes with mighty expectations.  Our scholars learn in a multi-grade setting which allows teachers to differentiate learning in a greater way, as we utilize data based strategies to foster on going academic achievement.  We celebrate success quarterly, and we provide on-going benchmarks to help to guide our instruction. 

We stress the importance of building strong characters that reflects the life of Jesus.  Our curriculum is strong and is infused with prayer and faith.  We believe that our scholars are created by God to do something  BIG for Him,  as they serve others now and in the future.  

Our scholars matriculate from EJA and have become  educators, administrators, mentors,  scientists, musicians,  accountants, doctors, lawyers, nurses, pastors, entrepreneurs, engineers,  and serve in  other professions.  We are proud of our alumni.   

Our core values are as follows:

  1.  Everyone is loved.

2.  Treat others the way you want to be treated.

3.  Do your best every day.  


We look forward to having you and your scholar(s) join our school family.  


Serving God's Children,


Joy Nugent,







"We love the teachers and what they do for our scholars each day.  They work hard and are committed to helping all the boys and girls succeed."  Mr. & Mrs. Epps.


"I appreciate what my child learned during distant learning. I appreciate the spiritual aspect of how Christ was tied into everything.   Even though we were not able to be in the actual school building towards the end of the school year,  I observed  on Zoom, many times, how engaged the teachers and students were. My child still continued to grow academically. This was a great experience and I praise God for our teachers and staff."  Mrs. Jackson