About OJA

By the Numbers

Your child has the benefits of a small, personalized school with the resources of our large network.


Extra-curriculuar Programs


Average Students per Teacher


FLCOE Network Schools


Enrolled Students

Who We Are

Kids at sign

Changing the future one heart at a time.


The Mission of Orlando Junior Academy is to develop in its students a love for learning and a joy of service while following Jesus.

Philosophy of Faith

Our philosophy of inquiry and exploration is modeled after Jesus’ example in the temple when he was young (Luke 2:46). Through His example, we strive to live a life worthy of His calling and emulate His values of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Eph. 4:1, Gal. 5: 22-23). We grow these values through service, our involvement in our community, and the relationships we build (Mark 10: 43-45, 1 Tim. 6:18-19).


Orlando Junior Academy (OJA) was established in 1906 on the campus of Advent Health, (formerly known as Florida Hospital). It was begun by Adventists in the Florida Conference to offer a profitable and meaningful education for its constituent students. OJA is open to all young people whose purpose is to do an earnest and faithful work and who have a sincere desire to develop Christian character. 

The educational complex of the academy originally accommodated students from kindergarten through ninth grades in fourteen classrooms. Currently, the school runs from VPK to eight grade and houses a gymnasium, band and choir rooms, music studios, engineering room, technology lab, and kitchen and playground areas. The school is located at 30 East Evans Street on the corner of Evans and Formosa in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando. From this strategic location the school serves the Adventist and local constituency of the metropolitan Orlando area.

Our students are encouraged to ask questions, design, think critically, explore, collaborate, tinker, and persevere while positively impacting our community. We strive to empower students to follow Jesus and become resilient and curious connectors, learners, and leaders in an ever-changing world. Students are inspired to make an impact on the world by exploring real-world challenges.

For over 100 years, God’s hand has clearly been seen through the different phases that have taken place at Orlando Junior Academy as we grow learners and leaders for Jesus. Come join our OJA family!

Florida Conference Office of Education

OJA is Accredited by

AAA Logo
MSA Logo
Change Your Child's Future for the best

Apply today and embark on a whole new life.

Scroll to Top