“To increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man”

We follow Jesus’ example by nurturing each child’s growth as a whole person: academically, physically, spiritually and socially.

Growing spiritually

We exist to help students grow in their love for Jesus…

Growing academically

Our goal is to develop Christians with wisdom, not just…

Growing physically

Making healthy choices is a way of honoring our bodies as…

Growing socially

Loving and serving others is part of God’s plan for…


Updated: April 24, 2024


As a parent you want the best for your child.  And as teachers, so do we.

Established in 1940, Sandpoint Junior Academy (SJA) is a Christian 1st through 8th grade school located in Sandpoint, ID.  We believe that the best education results when Christ is at the center of all we do, the Bible is our foundation and students learn through a whole child approach––nurturing their growth spiritually, academically, physically and socially.  Our staff is committed to providing quality education in a Christ-filled environment.  We invite you to visit us and learn more about how this happens at our school.


"I like that my children go to school with what feels like family, in a safe environment, where they are ...encouraged to seek God in their every day experiences. I am excited to hear about...my child coming home and praying for things heard in school. It is important to me that... my children learn about God from others and that they can get answers to biblical as well as academic questions at school."

Happy Parent

"I enrolled my daughter in SJA because of the spiritual quality of education...She is surrounded by a Christ-filled environment, and this is very important to us."


“We believe the Adventist advantage in education is due to a holistic approach taken by the school system. There’s an unusual commitment to educating the mind, body and spirit.”

Elissa Kido, EdD

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