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Mount Juliet, TN
Students enrolled: 493

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735 North Mount Juliet Road
Mount Juliet, TN 37122

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(615) 758-2427
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May 29, 2014
I do believe that this school's staff mean well but the final product is just not good. Many here think that because they are paying for a "private" education, it is better but this is not the case. I was disappointed in the teacher and administration's credentials. My child summed it up when he said "This is a school with good intentions but it is 15-20 years behind as far as the curriculum, standards and the facility go." He also wanted to play sports for a "real" school and so we chose public.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
The Administration here is atrocious. Some people like it and think it is very attentive but don't be fooled. They do not care about anything other than trying to improve their academic rating, even at the expense of the kids.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
Excellent godly teachers, curriculum, and facilities. If you want your kids to excel academically and spiritually than this is the place.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2013
I have 2 children at MJCA and am very happy. My oldest went to DCA and hated it. She loves this school and it is more affordable. They just added on a new children's wing and I would not change a thing.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
I hate to be negative so I will start with a positive...the office staff is very friendly. Otherwise I have to say the teachers lack credentials, high turnover, outdated technology and REALLY bad athletics are what made us move to another private school. I will just say you need to tour Friendship and DCA and then go tour MJCA, the differences are HUGE and very obvious. We didn't leave angry, we just realized our children were not getting a good education, it was third rate, at best.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
This school tries hard but simply does not meet the standards if other private and public schools in the area. We were there for two years but were not hAppy with the mindless gossip and drama and mediocre staff and curriculum . If you want your precious child to be coddled and not see the real world this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2013
We have 3 children attending this wonderful school and could not be more pleased with the school setting and the dedicated teachers. The teachers go beyond to ensure your child is getting what they need. I am so happy that those I asked when searching for a school for my children all referred us to MJCA because it feels like a perfect fit!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
My son attended their pre-k program and had a great experience, especially compared to the daycares in the area. The teachers were actual teachers, degree and all! Communication between teachers and parents seemed strong. The rooms were always clean and organized. My son never complained about going to school. Overall, I would say they have the strongest Pre-K program in Mt. Juliet. We opted for public school for elementary so I don't know much about the other grades. Personally, we felt the public schools in Mt. Juliet were strong enough and didn't merit the large financial investment of private school. If you're looking for a strong Pre-K program then this is definitely where you want to be! I toured and/or tried just about all of them in the area and was incredibly disappointed at what is offered. I'm very glad we found MJCA. We had a great experience and are grateful for the time my son had there.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2013
We had children in MJCA for 7 years. I assumed MJCA had improved, however, last week a parent told me about things which led me to believe nothing much has changed. They fired their Bible teacher and replaced her with coaches teaching the Bible. So much for the Bible being important. The school has more sports per capita than other schools. The profanity of the football staff is inexcusable, but tolerated by the administration and parents. Just for fun, google TSSAA for score history. There was always mindless gossip and drama among the moms who loitered after the day started. Moms, please go home! It's all economics. With such a thin profit margin, if people threaten to withdraw their kids, they win, and the teacher that may be doing a good job has to go. At contract time no reason is given, the contract is just not renewed. Goal: appease parents to stay employed. The Christian element was strong in the elementary school, but lacking in secondary, or at least not enough to justify the cost. We didn't leave in anger, we just didn't see benefits of staying. We disliked the messy classrooms and unstable atmosphere. "Modest tuition" means "We don't pay our teachers well."

- submitted by a community member
November 09, 2012
My son is in the 12th grade at MJCA and have read all the posts. This is his first year. My son has been in a few private schools in Nashville and Colorado. In his 7th and 8th grade he was in a private school Evergreen, CO. with a teacher-student ration of 4-1 and significantly more expensive than MJCA. 9th through 11th we attended a school in Brentwood which was a lot less expensive than 7th and 8th grade. But still 4x times the cost of MJCA. We are very happy at MJCA. We are getting the same education that I received when I was in public school in Nashville graduating in 1975. It is a hidden tax in allowing our children to have educators that care, to be semi-crime free, and not to have the overhead of the public school system. It was not by price, but be choice, that we enter MJCA in his senior year. For the nay-sayers with the lower scores in rating the school. If you are a parent then be a parent. It is not up to MJCA to install values in our children or be responsible for poor performance. This is our responsibility. If you are the students then get real. MJCA provides you a great opportunity. Take advantage of this and study your butts off.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2012
My daughter will begin 2nd grade at MJCA in a few weeks. She has attended MJCA since pre K. Her grades are perfect. I should be happy right? Well, ask her to do some 1st grade math and she nearly falls apart. She has no idea how to read a clock. Oh, and she has a severe speech impediment that not a single teacher brought to our attention. So you may ask, why do I continue to send her here? Her mom and I are not together, and her mom makes the decision.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2012
I have been at this school for almost 9 years.The education is pretty good but at some times I feel there could be more spiritual/relegion things involvded. And to be honest,yes I agree,parents are involved WAY to much and sometimes it gives others advantages. But they are involved MORE in elementary then any other.For people who are saying many kids are overlooked. Trust me with the new principle,they are NOT overlooked.Most are excellent teachers. For the review about her child getting be-wittled in 2nd grade, Im aware of what teacher she is talking about,I have been her student.Trust me she isnt nearly as bad as a past 4th grade teacher, who picked a kid up and thrust him against a wall.I was there. She was fired,if they're not already fired,then they're not doing to much wrong. I learned math 3 grades above my level. That shows you how good and advanced this education is.

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2012
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy has some great teachers who are all very qualified and care about their students. Like any other place, MJCA is not perfect. However, despite the various weaknesses of a small school such as MJCA, our children have scored post high school levels on standardized achievement tests in late elementary school, have scored well above average on college entrance exams (in the 30s), have been awarded full scholarships to private colleges, have left MJCA with lifelong friends and most importantly, have received a Christian foundation. We consider it a great value for our money.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
I have to laugh when I read these. I graduated from here a few years ago and I can tell you that while I liked it Ok, I was not prepared for college. Also, as far as "ten percent having an ACT score of 30 or better", well that is 3 kids and when I graduated our score were low. Also if we are going to be honest (and I know that you wonderful "Christians" will be) let's tell the whole story and share that 40% never go or drop out of college, get someone pregnant or get pregnant and still live at home with their parents 10 years later.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2012
The best choice for my high school education. I enjoyed it so much and made some awesome friends! This school has its priorities right, education comes first. They do this by offering a challenging curriculum that has made college a breeze thus far. The new headmaster is awesome as well! Definitely check it out. Being a recent graduate, I can assure you, MJCA impacted my life dramatically.

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2012
Mt. Juliet Christian Academy is one of the finest schools in Middle Tennessee. The teachers truly care. This year's senior class had over 10% of its students score in the 30's on the ACT. You can graduate from high school with 36 college credits. Yes, you can go to college as a sophomore if you take advantage of the opportunities provided at MJCA. MJCA also offers competitive sports, drama, fine arts, and much more. Please listen to the facts, and ignore people that have an ax to grind. God has blessed this great school. Come and be a part of this family.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2012
I am a parent of a student at MJCA. I have no intention of ever leaving this great school! The education is very strong (which is proven by the better than 10% of the seniors scoring in the 30's on their ACT this year). MJCA also provides many opportunities for their students. Whether it is music, fine arts, athletics or student leadership groups, MJCA has it. I would encourage any parent to give MJCA a good look.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2011
The people at this school (parents and staff) live in a fantasy world. They think that MJCA is some sort of utopia and believe me, it is severely flawed. Curriculum is dated, mediocre and bland. Teachers are unqualified and most are not state certified (look your child's teacher up on the Dept of Ed website).A friend summed it up perfectly ....This school is not "excellent" at anything. There is no quest for excellence, because of the "everyone is a winner" mentality. For example: EVERYONE makes the cheer squad, soccer, team etc...there are no real tryouts. If you can stand, you can participate. With this philosophy, why would anyone try harder or push themselves. This is why they have the worst athletic teams in the STATE. Look closely before choosing this school. ACT scores are LOWER than the public schools. Get the facts.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
As a parent, my child's education and spiritual growth is the most important thing to me. We have attended Mt Juliet Christian Academy for 5 years. Every teacher that has crossed our path has been excellent! We both work in order to provide the income to pay for this school. We have not been on a vacation in 3 years so we can keep our child here. We have gotten more on the return of our tuition than we have paid! This is where you want your child to be due to teacher quality, princial leadership and parental involvement!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
My daughter was damaged by the teachers at this school. She attended k-2nd grade and each year got worse. Her second grade teacher belittled kids, screamed, threw books and my daughtewr even saw her hit a child with a ruler. I went to the Principal over and over and I know that other parents did too. As far as I know this teacher is still there. My daughter is in middle school now (at another school) and she STILL tells me things that happened in that classroom that are hard to believe. Please ask othersthe community about this school before plputting your child here. It is one of my greatest regrets.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
I did not listen to the negative things I had heard about this school. I went with it for covenience and a christian atmosphere. I now know why I got that "strange look" when I told people where I was sending my child. It has a reputation in the educational community as a second rate school with poor leadership and pathetic athletics and I understand why. We were there for one year of high school and I saw the light....quickly.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2011
Excellent school! Teachers are top notch, the curriculum is challenging, and the administration is always available and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2011
second rate...at best. I taught here for one year and could not believe the unethical things I witnessed. Parents run the school, certain kids get priveleges while others don't. I saw grades changed and behaviors overlooked. It was unbelievable...and as far as being ahead of the public schools? what a joke.

- submitted by a teacher
May 31, 2011
My children loved this school! What a warm and welcoming environment, where the love of Christ is exhibited by administration, faculty, parents, and other students. My sons received an outstanding education while there. In addition, the athletic programs are second to none for a school this size. If we had it to do over, we'd pick MJCA again!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
WONDERFUL SCHOOL!!! Our three children have been at MJCA since kindergarten and are now middle and high school age. We feel that we have received great value for our tuition dollars over the years. We love the warm, family atmosphere and the fact that our children are excelling academically and athletically at MJCA. Our twelve year old daughter, under the Duke Tip Program, scored 15 on the ACT test as a seventh grader, without having any high school courses, which speaks for the education she is receiving. She also begin taking high school courses in eighth grade. Spiritually, our children are being taught by dedicated, caring teachers who are leading and teaching by example. We are so happy at MJCA and would do it all over again!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
Can't say enough about this school! It has been a complete and total blessing to my family! I feel that my children are receiving an excellent education along with great opportunities to participate in the arts and athletics. The individualized attention they receive from their teachers is invaluable. I love the fact that MJCA focuses on academics, but also seeks to grow its students spiritually and develop their characters with community service. My kids love MJCA and feel safe there and that is worth it all to us.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
Our children have been at MJCA for 10 years. We feel they have received an excellent education, as well as character development. The school goes above and beyond to make sure each child is given individualized attention. We feel blessed to have our children here.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
This is an amazing school who teaches every child as a whole. My children's tests scores are very high, but I feel as though the teachers are teaching my children not to the test. I couldn't think of a more nurturing environment. They will all be well prepared for college and have a great friend base with Christian friends and families. The leadership is seeking to build a top notch school for the community.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2011
I am a teacher at MJCA and I wouldn't teach anywhere else. The teachers work to ensure every child is loved and has a positive school experience. We are academically ahead of public school due to our small class size, quick paced curriculum and amazing parental support. Classes are taught with enthusiasm and a creative approach. The administration is top notch and seeks God's will in every decision.

- submitted by a teacher
May 28, 2011
This is an excellent school that I highly recommend! The teachers are excellent, and Christian values are taught and demonstrated.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
Carefully evaluate MJCA before placing your child here.The elementary school is good but due to poor leadership and high teacher turnover, the middle and secondary schools are not up to other private school standards in the area. (There are, however, several excellent teachers in the secondary area.) There is too much "parent" involvement which at times gives the appearance of preferential treatment. The Athletic department should be completely overhauled (needs new administration - too much good ole boy networking.) Before spending a small fortune sending your children to this school, compare ACT scores, graduation numbers, scholarship awards, etc. with other schools. We did not feel we received the education for the dollars spent.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2011
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about MJCA. My daughter has gone there since Kindergarten and we love it I feel blessed to be able to send her to a school where she can freely worship the Lord and where her teachers love the Lord as well. She is thriving academically and has learned so much from every teacher she has had in the past. So we say, MJCA all the way!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2011
one word:incompetence. People who say that this school is higher academically are wrong. DO YOUR RESEARCH..the public high schools in this county had an ACT average score 1 point higher than this school. As for the christian atmosphere, the teachers play solitaire, cruise facebook and tell the kids to "shut up" constantly, not exactly a "fine christian example" if you ask me.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2011
This school once had promise but has really gone downhill over the past 4 years. The leadership is truly pathetic and quite honestly, scary. Please look out for dishonesty and people who hide "behind christianity". This school does not value people,and it is so sad. I will be moving my children to another private school next year and I feel sorry for anyone who walks into this place, I really will not be surprised to see it close. The enrollment has plummeted recently and they are barely holding on to 447 students. PLEASE do your research on this place...scary.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2011
In my opinion you cannot beat MJCA. My daughter tests 3 to 4 levels above her current grade and is doing a lot more academic work than our public school friends. The teachers care for the children and love them like their own. You cannot beat the teacher/student ratio. The most important aspect is teaching our children to put Christ first in their life and MJCA definitely does that!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
This school has been called a "safe haven for losers" both students and faculty. As a former student, I must agree. It is full of kids who would never make it anywhere else.When I left to go to public school (I begged my parents to get me out of there) I was so far behind in math and science (even though I was a straight A student). The public schools offer so much more and have great teachers. I agree with the comment on watching a basketball game at MJCA-it is unbelievable-parents and students make COMPLETE fools out of themselves. RUN don't walk away from this school.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2011
This school has subpar teachers and NO leadership and the athletics programs are horrible. It is a "ggod old boys" network where even terrible teachers stay because they have "buddies" in administration. I would NEVER recommend this school. Math and Science is very weak.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2011
OPINION ONLY: a great failure of a school that had potential many years ago. Recent and current leadership is almost comical. A handful of great teachers reside at MJCA (at least the ones that have not been fired or driven away). However, most of the teachers are uniquely unqualified to serve as daily mentors and role models to the student body. The school appears to be a safe haven for under-achieving adults that pose as "teachers". This school could bounce back but not until someone with true authority takes a deeper look and establishes an independent committee to find the root problem(s). After thought: go watch a basketball at MJCA and take note of the worst parental behavior in the state........a true embarassment to our great community.

- submitted by a community member
July 17, 2010
I have a child in middle school and a child in elementary school at Mount Juliet Christian Academy. Both of my children have attended MJCA since preschool. My children are receiving a wonderful Christian education. They are taught daily by teachers who love the Lord and who love them. My youngest child struggled with self-doubt while taking tests and her teachers were wonderful about working with her and helping her become more self-confident. They were the perfect balance of loving yet firm. My children are receiving an excellent education here at MJCA. Being a small school, they are able to give everyone a chance at the sports teams. My oldest is more academically inclined than sports-minded, but he gets a chance to play on the soccer team which he would never have at a larger school. I am VERY happy with Mount Juliet Christian Academy and recommend it to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
I see a lot about curriculum but its the same curriculum you use if you home school. Abeka or Bob Jones which are both bland but very Christian. My children went there for two years and had great teachers, unfortunately the school lacks leadership and vision. It is tied to a church that does not want it and the sports programs are awful.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2008
We needed to move to another state and the worst thing was taking our son out of MJCA. We LOVE the school. We highly recommend this school to everyone. The teachers truely care and the principals are wonderful. Our son was given an amazing academic and Biblical education. Worth every cent!

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June 18, 2008
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no rating May 10, 2008
I am an alumnus who attended MJCA for 12 years, and am now a junior at MTSU. I found that I was EXTREMELY well prepared for college. MJCA challenges students academically, and will most definately prepare them for college. The teachers are wonderful; they are so much better than college teachers. They care about their students, and they know their stuff. It is also a safe environment. I recommend it highly!

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2005
The curriculum is challenging. The teachers go the extra mile for the children. If you want your child to be nurtured spiritually and academically MJCA is the school for you. There is a close knit family atmosphere in the school.This is a school that puts Christ first. Achievment test scores are consistantly higher than public school scores.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2004
MJCA is a great Christian school. The teachers really care about the students. They often spend countless hours after school volunteering their time to tutoring, clubs, sports, band, chorus and drama productions. The academics are strong as well. The fine arts department has a fabulous reputation in the community.

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April 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2004
If you're looking for a school that focuses on the spiritual growth of children while at the same time ranks much higher in test scores than the public schools, this is the place!

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Great school. I think the Headmaster should come out and interact more with the parents and students. The teachers are really good and keep the parents well-informed on their child's progress.

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August 22, 2003
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Mount Juliet Christian Academy
735 North Mount Juliet Road, Mount Juliet, TN  37122
(615) 758-2427
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Mount Juliet Christian Academy Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top