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PK-12
Private
Birmingham, AL
Students enrolled: 288
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1500 Heritage Place Dr
Birmingham, AL 35210

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(205) 956-9111
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June 25, 2014
Not impressed, won't be returning.. Neither I or my children liked the experience we got here

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2014
JCA does not provide a college preparatory education. My daughter who graduated from JCA gave it a 2 out of 10 stars for how well it prepared her for college. She made straight As throughout high school but was never really challenged academically by the curriculum. Yes, my concerns were brought to the administration but were dismissed. If you are looking for an academically challenging college preparatory education, take your student somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
JCA is by far the best decision my family has ever made. The teachers are absolutely amazing as well as the faculty and students. There is plenty of discipline but fun and learning at the same time. The best part about this school is that not only are academics taught well but more importantly the spiritual atmosphere is amazing. If you want to grow to be a successful Christian JCA is the place to go! GO EAGLES!!

- submitted by a community member
March 13, 2014
I am a student at JCA and absolutely could not he happier. I went to public school for 9 years and came to JCA my freshman year. It has been a huge blessing in my life and I absolutely love it! The teachers don't just teach you about the subject they are teaching, but they also help teach and guide you in your Christian walk. You have chapel every morning and you get to sing songs praising our amazing God on Fridays. It is a unique opportunity to attend a school where all the faculty care about you and let that be known. There have been days where I haven't had such a great day and many staff members have made it known that they were there if I needed them. They are always there to lend a helping hand to you when you need one and they truly are like family. If you play sports, many staff members come to support and are always cheering you on and never cease to stop encouraging you. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else and if you are looking for a great school, with a Christian atmosphere, I would highly recommend JCA!!

- submitted by a community member
March 13, 2014
So thankful that we made the decision to move our daughter to JCA. We made this move from a very good public school but she wanted to be more involved with school activities which is really hard to do in a large public school setting. We have found the academics to be as challenging as the school we left. To those who have such negative things to say, please take your concerns directly to those you are anonymously bashing. It's easy to be negative and mean spirited when you have no name or face. I have found the administration and staff very helpful and genuinely care for the students. Is any entity faultless, whether it be a business, school or church? Why of course not! That people is called life. Thanks be to God for JCA and what they strive to stand for.........keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My child has been at JCA for three years. I have been so impressed with all of the faculty and staff at this school. Everyone is so sweet and helpful. The small classroom setting is perfect for him and it allows the teachers to be able to focus more on each individual child. Not only do they get a great education but your children are also surrounded by people who love the Lord and teach the word to them daily. You couldn't ask for a better school for your children!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My children have attended JCA for several years and we could not be happier. The teachers and administration care about the students and their well-being. The teachers strive to help the students succeed academically as well as spiritually and socially. We are thrilled with the new technology program that JCA offers and are pleased with the implementation thus far. We are also pleased with the dual enrollment program that JCA offers high school students to help them earn college credit. My family is blest to be able to send our children to a school that loves the Lord and our children!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
I have a child in the Preschool and Elementary School. I must say that I am very pleasd with how much they are loved and taken care of everyday. My children are leaps and bounds ahead of other children I know that attend similar preschools and elementary schools. I feel that my children are being taught so much about the Bible and God's love. I am very pleased with the growth that's taken place over the last few years. I look forward to the years to come!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
This is our first year at JCA and we could not be happier! I am so impressed with the teachers, the administration, and the staff! My children love their teachers and all of the friends they have made! We have played in the sports available and had so much fun seeing our kids enjoy being on a team and learning new skills! My children also love all their enrichment classes!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2014
Most things are very unorganized and seemingly thrown together. Trust me, don't do it, if you have high standards for your child. Let's just say, "one and done", we will not re-enroll.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2013
Good elementary school but a TERRIBLE middle and high school. Teachers play favorites, students are not disciplined, and students are also not prepared for college at all. The quality of education at JCA is very poor. I graduated from there and even though I was a good student and made straight A's, the work was way too easy, and if anyone ever got a bad grade it was because they were just being lazy (which goes back to the lack of discipline). I never had to study very much for tests, and I have suffered in college because of that. DO NOT send your child there for high school if you want them to be prepared for college. Just send them somewhere else, please.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2013
Our 3 children started in the Early Learning Center of JCA since we needed care for them during the day while we worked. We had always assumed that they would go to public school as they matured. I am so happy that these many, many years later we stayed at JCA. Our children deserve better than the public schools can, unfortunately, give. The smaller classes, student camaraderie, the dedicated and caring faculty and staff are things you will not find just anywhere. Our children are in a safe, academically challenged, Christian environment with cutting edge technology with the Eaglei 1:1 iPad initiative and we could not be happier! JCA is dual accredited and will prepare our children for college and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2013
JCA is not worth it. As a student who has been there for 4 years, this school is terrible. The Elementary school is okay, but the high school is a joke. There is one good teacher who prepares us for college, and one option for on-campus dual enrollment. Honors are only available in two classes. The teachers play favorites, and so do the coaches. Playing time in girls' sports is dependent almost entirely by the student's last name. One teacher constantly berates and insults students, calling them idiots, and telling them in front of everyone that they are stupid. If you want a Christian education, go somewhere else, because you will definitely not find it at JCA.

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2012
This school is a joke! The Pre- School & Elementary School are amazing, the teachers everything. The Middle School is getting better but the High School is a joke! I feel like in some areas it has not prepared me for college and only some classes are great, with great teachers and work. In all the other classes it's all about the teachers favorites. And if you're not their favorite you'll get in trouble or even get extra work! Also some of the students think they run the school. Misbehaving in class, picking a fight with follow students, and just acting awful to the teacher, and them doing nothing about it. All the High School is is a joke and i do NOT recommend your child going there if you're looking for a good High School cause you are not gonna find it at JCA!

- submitted by a community member
July 12, 2012
My three children have attended JCA for four years and we could not be happier. The teachers do a great job and really care about the children. We are very excited about the new technology plan for the school and believe that it will help the school become even better. The most impressive thing about the school is the student body. We are thrilled with the relationships our children have formed with their peers. It is great to raise your children in a Christian enviroment. While JCA might not have the great facilities that some schools have, it is worth every penny we spend to have our children in a loving, Christian enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
My wife and I are beyond happy with JCA and so thankful are children are such a wonderful school! We know they will have all the tools to succeed. Cannot wait for the iPad program to start and that our children will be a part of it!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
We were so blessed to find this school! Our children started in the 2k and 3k classes and are now in 1st and 2nd grade with honors. They continually test at a level of almost 2 grades higher. We had tried other schools in the area and some down right scared us. We had no reservations when our daughter was born that she would go to the loving care of the ladies in the nursery. She is now 2 and a very happy well adjusted toddler. If safety, academics and a dedicated caring staff is important to you then JCA is the answer! We hope our children will be able to graduate from JCA as we know they will have all the tools necessary to go out in this big world of ours!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
My child has been at JCA for two years. My child has grown academically as well as spiritually. I am very pleased with the Administration and teaching staff. The staff has always been kind and willing to help with whatever has been needed for my child. I highly recommend JCA to families that are looking for a solid Christian Education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2010
JCA leadership refuses to discipline bad kids. Middle and high school students are disrespectful. Science lab is used as a junk room. Students see cartoons in physics class and not given any tests. This is NOT a school to prepare your child for college.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
We have 3 children at JCA. We have found it to be an excellent place for learning and developing our children not only in the classroom, but also in their Christian walk. The class sizes are very good and the preschool is just that, a preschool, not a daycare. The Leadership over the past few years has dramatically improved and the facilities are on their way as well. Overall JCA is an wonderful place and we hope to keep our kids there for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
My child has been at JCA for the last four years and I have been overall. The tuition does go up every year and with new fees added this year I am not sure if we will be able to attend this next fall. The class sizes are great and the teachers so far have been very eager to help when it was needed. The drawback to JCA would have to be the appearance of the school itself. It look run down and air never works and bathrooms are horrible. I also think the level of learning is somewhat behind what is being taught in public school and I came to that line of thinking only by talking to others who have children in public school. My son loves it there and will be saddened if we are unable to attend this next year.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2010
Too political, Teachers play favorites. Students tend to not succeed after they graduate due to the lack of legitimate teaching as kid's get to 'play' in the classrooms and do what they want

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
JCA is an outstanding school. The stafff and teachers are dedicated to the education of each student. I highly recommend JCA for all grades of school.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 26, 2009
We have been involved with JCA for many years now. While there were problems in the past, the change in Leadership, the wonderful addition of Teachers and the Christian focus has now made this School one that I would highly recommend to others.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2009
I have been very pleased here. The teachers are loving, caring people who are allowed to let Jesus enter the classroom. We will be back next year!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2009
My child is currently at the preschool. I have found the teachers to be loving and attentive. They really care about the children and seem to have a positive attitude every day. The school also focuses on learning opportunities and not simply childcare. I definitely recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 05, 2009
Wonderful Christian enviroment. Both of my children attend the school and daycare. We wouldn't go anywhere else! The teachers are dedicated and love what they do. Not only do they excel with acadamics they also instill Gods love into our children.

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December 06, 2008
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October 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2008
If you are looking for a school that tries hard to provide an excellent education at a very reasonable price JCA is the place. While there are opportunities for improvement in areas such as appearance and air conditioning, improvements are being made. My son goes to JCA instead of a public school because he likes the close relationship he has with the teachers and his classmates. He could go somewhere else if he wanted but he has chosen to remain at JCA. We recommend it.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 08, 2007
Since the hiring of a new principal, disciplining has been great! It is more quiet, and the school is more cleaner with more respect for school property. There are an attempts to fix up the appearance and its getting better. Teachers are great and qualified. The school has sports are wonderful for JCA kids and they even provide sports for K-4 kids! I recommend sending kids to this school as mine will enroll again this upcoming fall.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2007
Large turnover of elementary teachers in the past 5 years. Going through transition. One child has excellent teacher and not happy at all with other child's teacher. Academics is good. As with all schools you must stay involved and know what is going on at all times and question things when they don't seem right. The school does have a lot of improvements to be made in many areas: hiring quality teachers, maintenance issues with classroom air conditioners, and a sound discipline policy, just to name a few. I feel that we should be getting more for our money, but over all I think that my children are better off at JCA instead of public school. I am still constantly seeking better educational options for my children.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
Serious discipline and control problems at this school. I absolutely would not recommend it.

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Jefferson Christian Academy
1500 Heritage Place Dr, Birmingham, AL  35210
(205) 956-9111
Last modified Jefferson Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Jefferson Christian Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top