About Our School

“Listen, my son, and be wise, and keep your heart on the right path.” - Proverbs 23:19

About AJA

The Adventist Junior Academy (AJA) has been serving the Green Bay community and educating students since 1943 and has been at its current location since 1958. As part of the Adventist educational school system, our school is part of the second largest denominational school system in the world.

AJA is a Christian school environment that is focused on upholding Christian ethics, and is centered on the belief that the knowledge of God is the beginning of wisdom. We teach that a relationship with God is the basis for our fellowship with one another, that the Bible is the infallible Word of God, and that each student is created by God and is blessed with talents and gifts that are uniquely their own.

Our goal is to help each student reach his/her highest academic potential and to guide them in how to serve God and others throughout his/her entire life.

Our aim is to function as an extension of the home, and to nurture each student as a whole person—spiritually, physically, and socially. We consider it to be both our privilege and our responsibility to “Educate for Eternity.”

AJA welcomes students of any religion, race, color, national, and ethnic origin with equal rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to all attending students. We believe that the Creator's design is for “whole person” development, and that no matter what your religion or philosophy of life, an Adventist school education can help your child make better moral decisions and grow up to be a trustworthy community leader.

In today's worldly environment, we at AJA feel a strong need to make available Christian education to our community with a focus on teaching our students the value they have as a child of God, the importance of serving others and your community, and developing a personal relationship with Christ. We hold that these goals provide tangible evidence of our stated philosophy —“Educating the whole person for a life of useful service to the world.”

“Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. So that your trust may be in the Lord, I teach you today, even you.” - Proverbs 22:17 - 19

2014-2015 Staff

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History of AJA

The Adventist Junior Academy has a link to history dating back to 1876 when the Seventh-day Adventist Church first had a presence in Green Bay, Wisconsin. A lot was purchased in 1880 at West Walnut Street and Ashland Avenue, and by 1885 church members had erected a church at that location.

By 1940 an expanding church congregation required a new larger facility, and the growing membership also recognized the need for a school. The new church was dedicated on June 7, 1942, with the school facilities ready to educate students by 1943.

Less than 20 years later, the school facilities had been outgrown. A new location was needed for the school with the fore planning that the church building would eventually follow. The present site on Shawano Avenue was purchased, and construction on the school was completed in 1958. Groundbreaking for the church took place on June 16, 1967, and on November 23 of the following year, the new church and school were again reunited and exist today at their current location.

The 2008–2009 school year was a milestone —and time for celebration —as Adventist Junior Academy marked 50 years at this address! While the structure has been modified, undergoing additions and improvements, the same spirit of Christian education and values that have been taught to many past generations of students continues to provide an environment of spiritual and scholastic growth for both current students and those yet to come.

Our Beliefs

As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures. For a detailed explanation of our beliefs, please go to the official site of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.