Dr. John A. McKinney
Christian Academy

Education With Excellence

The Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy (JAMCA), a private institution of excellence will offer each child personalized attention in a loving and nurturing environment. JAMCA is dedicated to ensuring that every child has engaged and stimulating learning experiences that will prepare them for the challenges of life.

Our Goals

Benefits of attending JAMCA include:

  • Nurturing and Spiritual Environment
  • High academic expectations
  • Small class sizes
  • Step Up for Student Scholarships Accepted
  • AAA Scholarships Accepted
  • Compassionate and Qualified teachers: All teachers have three or more years of teaching experience and/or have a bachelor’s degree

Our philosophy is rooted in the Holy Scriptures and affirmed respectively:

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint.”

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
-Philippians 4:13

We are dedicated to maintaining the highest level of scholastic standards. We are fully committed to providing an enriched academic environment, which will encourage every student to strive to attain excellence.

Children reach their highest potential if they have a healthy appreciation of self-worth. We deem it to be imperative that our curriculum incorporates a program, which emphasizes Christian values and academic excellence.

Standards of Ethical Conduct/Educator Misconduct

Our Goals

Our overall goal is to produce:

 1. Compassionate Thinkers  

  2. Visionaries with Christian Principles  

  3. Individuals with an appreciation of cultural backgrounds  

We strive for each child to be equipped to explore and critique the world around them.


Contrary to its name, the enactment of the federal No Child Left Behind Act,(2001), did leave many children behind in our public schools. With the enactment of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, unfortunately, contrary to its name, many children were being left behind in our public schools. Inasmuch, education had become more of a business in its operations at the expense of our children, leaving many with no place to turn. While others believed the solution to the educational issue was to retain children in the third grade who could not pass a standardized test.


In contrast, building a strong foundation emphasizing the fundamentals, grounded in Christian principles and practices, will make a difference. As a result, Dr. Victor T. Curry and the New Birth Baptist Church Cathedral of Faith International family took action. They decided the time was ripe to serve the children of the community. On August 16, 2004, history was made when the doors opened to Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy located on the premises of the church.

For more information and or an application, please call 786-318-3818 or click to download application

Dr. John A. McKinney Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational or admission policies.