Throughout our ten-decade history, our students have distinguished themselves in the fine arts and in public speaking, and many graduates have become leaders in business, the arts, and ministry.
Our story began in 1927 with Bob Jones Sr., a well-known American evangelist with a burden for Christian education. Bob Jones Academy opened in Lynn Haven, Florida, with 47 students in grades 7 through 12, sharing many resources with the fledgling college by the same name.
In 1947, the two schools—Bob Jones Academy and Bob Jones University—moved to Greenville, SC, where the Academy gained its own facilities, an increasing enrollment, and a growing number of dedicated faculty members. An elementary school division was added in the 1970s, and within just the first six years, enrollment increased fourfold.
In 2011, the school, previously operating as semi-independent divisions (including Bob Jones Elementary School and Bob Jones Junior High), was unified under the name Bob Jones Academy.
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