About BJA


Baltimore Church School was established in 1915 at Druid Hill Avenue and Robert Street. Previous locations include: Druid Hill Ave. / Robert St., Harlem Ave. / Dolphin St., W. Lafayette Ave., Madison Ave., Oswego Ave., Bellona Ave., The name Baltimore Junior Academy (BJA) was adopted in 1927 under the pastorate of Elder M. S. Banfield.  In 1975, BJA officially opened its doors at 3006 W. Cold Spring Lane.  Since its inception, BJA has educated approximately 12,000 students.  Offering students an education that incorporates Christian values with a strong academic program.   BJA has always been African American owned and operated, however, no student will be denied admission based on race, sex, ethnic background or religion.

Mission Statement

To provide instruction in a Christ-centered educational environment for the enhancement of the spiritual, mental, physical and social development of youth entrusted to its care.

School Profile

Baltimore Junior Academy
Type of School:
Private Christian Day School
Year Established:
Grade Levels
Pre-K4 to 8th Grade
Current Enrollment
83 Students
Teacher Student Ratio

  • National Council for Private School Accreditation
  • Adventist Education

Adventist Advantage

Seventh-day Adventists recognize that God, the Creator and Sustainer of the universe, is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. We operate a global system of schools to ensure that our youth may receive a balanced spiritual, intellectual vocational, social, and physical education with God as the source of all moral values and truth.


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