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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the educational philosophy of Southwest Adventist Junior Academy and how is the Bible taught? The educational philosophy of SWAJA is: Seventh-day Adventist Christian Education, in cooperation with diving agencies, is dedicated to the fulfillment of one great purpose: “to restore in man the image of his Maker, to bring him back to the perfections in which he was created, to promote the development of body, mind, and soul, that the divine purpose of the creation might be realized.” Education, p.15,16. Seventh-day Adventist education places a high value on the infinite worth of every individual and seeks to provide a climate in which positive self-image may be developed. By providing a Christ-centered curriculum, we seek to develop the spiritual, mental, physical, and social aspects of our students. Preparing students to live successfully and productively in our society is our goal. Bible is the first subject taught daily after WORSHIP. Stories/activities about Jesus’ birth, life, death, and resurrection form the theme of the lessons. Students are tested weekly on each lessons memory verse text.


  • What does SWAJA offer that other schools, esp., public schools do not offer? SWAJA offers a Christian-learning environment, facilitated by Christian instructors, and a Christ-centered curriculum. Our classes are small and impactful.


  • Are all students tested prior to entering Southwest Adventist Junior Academy? Yes, all students K-8th grade are assessed via Jerry Johns Reading Inventory and the IOWA Math Pre-Test by grade level upon entering SWAJA.


  • Does SWAJA offer after school care? Yes, After School Care is offered from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm.


  • Is there a fee for after school care? Yes, the fee for after school care is $3.00 per hour for students enrolled at SWAJA.


  • What types of extra curricular activities are offered at Southwest Adventist Junior Academy? SWAJA offers a wide range of opportunities for students including: Taekwondo


  • What is the current enrollment? 40 students and growing each year.


  • How long has the school been in operation? We have been in operation since 1951.


  • What is the school’s mission statement? The Southwest  Adventist Junior Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think and empower them to serve.


  • Is Southwest Adventist Junior Academy accredited? Yes, SWAJA is accredited by the North American Division Commission of Accreditation and the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Inc. (NCPSA) and the Texas Education Agency.


  • What curriculum is taught at SWAJA? Please see our curriculum Here.


  • What are the hours at SWAJA?  8:00 AM – 3:00 PM, After School Care 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM


  • Do you provide any financial assistance? A limited amount of financial assistance is available to students who would like to attend SWAJA. The application process begins in the Spring.


  • What is the grading procedure at SWAJA? REPORT CARDS: Report cards are issued every nine weeks to grades 1-8. Kindergarten students will receive report cards at the end of the second nine-week period.
    GRADING METHOD: Homework 10% Class Participation 50% Testing & Quizzes 40%
    GRADING STANDARDS: A = 90-100 B = 80-89 C = 70-79 Failing = 69 & below
    CONDUCT MARKS: E = Exemplary S = Satisfactory N = Needs Improvement – barely acceptable U = Unsatisfactory


  • Does SWAJA have a dress code? Yes, uniforms


  • What are the school colors? Red and Blue.


  • What is the school mascot? The Eagle.