Decatur Adventist Junior Academy (DAJA) was established to create an environment in which students develop a love for learning, acquire a strong knowledge base that fosters high-tech skill development, and strengthen their abilities to advance in a competitive and global marketplace.


We believe that true education is the harmonious development of the whole being-- mental, physical, spiritual, cognitive, emotional, and social. Thus, our goal is to daily nurture young children; to develop their sensitivity to the needs of people and help them realize work and service as a way of life. This is the catalyst that fuels and strengthens their intrinsic values and self-worth to be responsible citizens and active contributors in the communities in which they live.

We believe that Christian education enables, refines, elevates and gives true meaning to education. God's ideal for each of us is to reach higher than our highest possible thoughts.