Friday, August 18, 2017

Month 8 School of the Day: FLAGSTAFF JUNIOR ACADEMY

-Katie Woodard

We have had a child or two at Flagstaff Junior Academy for the last 7 years and we are so grateful we found this school! There are so many great school choices in our town. FJA goes from preschool to the 8th grade. The preschool is Montessori based and the kids are in multi-age classrooms through 4th grade. As a younger child in the classroom, they learn so much from the older students, and the older students gain so much confidence by teaching the younger kids. The kids are outside almost daily! The teachers are top notch and really take the time to individualize the kid’s education. Kids the same age can be at several different math and spelling levels.

We have been on some of the most fun field trips around during our years at the elementary school (and yes, I went on quite a few!). We visited the Biosphere 2 in Tucson, the Grand Canyon, Lee’s Ferry, the Phoenix Zoo and so many more. There are many great learning experiences at the middle school as well, including the chance to participate on the ski team (not an FJA team but accessible due to FJA’s schedule) take a San Juan River trip, visit Catalina Island and bike to the Grand Canyon! The after school activities are endless and include mountain biking, basketball, ultimate frisbee, cross country and so many more.

FJA is very well rounded and really focuses on educating the whole child. I see really curious, confident and happy kids there. The school feels like a wonderful and big family, and the teachers and staff are my favorite part of the school!

For more information about FJA, please visit

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