It is our desire that all WPBJA students choose to embrace and exhibit Christ-like living and an attitude of excellence in all areas of their learning and lives. Our extracurricular activities are chosen to give students opportunities to engage in activities that will grow them spiritually, mentally, physically, creatively, and socially outside of the standard curriculum.
WPBJA extracurricular offerings encourage students to explore their gifts and talents, be innovative and creative, and take on leadership roles in the school and community. These activities include:
- Beginning and Intramural Team Level Sports
- Arts and Crafts
- Music Groups
- Student Government
- Yearbook Club
In all activities West Palm Beach Jr. Academy students are motivated to pursue their utmost best for the glory of God.
“Whatever you do, do it heartily, as if for the Lord, and not for men.” —Colossians 3:23
WPBJA Pre-Kindergarten – 8th grade students enrich their academic learning through participation in weekly Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish classes.
Music education begins in the Pre-Kindergarten program with an introduction to rhythm, tone production, creating music, and singing. Elementary grades music offerings includes handbells, recorders, and choral singing. Middle school grades have the opportunity to grow and exercise their musical gifts by participating in choral singing, recorder ensemble, and chimes.
Students have the opportunity to share their musical gifts through local school and church performances. Middle school students may also participate in Festival of the Arts, a multi-day, state-wide gathering of Seventh-day Adventist schools’ music students culminating in a concert featuring a mass choir, orchestra, handbell and chimes group, and band.
“Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy.” —Psalm 33:3
We believe God has created each student with a unique personality, perspective, and gifting for His glory. At WPBJA all pre-school, elementary, and middle school students receive art instruction as part of their curriculum.
The WPBJA Art program offers a wide variety of mediums and technique to develop the young artist’s God-given talents. Students learn about various artists and careers in the art field, explore curricula wide art connections, and are encouraged to combine inquiry and personal expression to develop a comprehensive portfolio.
Realizing the benefits of being multi-lingual, WPBJA students are introduced to Spanish at an early age. Students in the lower Elementary are taught songs and rhymes that introduce the Spanish words for colors, parts of the body, days of the week, months of the year, animals, and basic greetings.
Upper Elementary students will recognize, understand, and pronounce Spanish characters; use appropriate expressions for greetings, departures, and questions; tell time; describe a variety of other topics, such as pets, weather, clothes, jobs, and emotions.
WPBJA Middle school grades introduce the student to the grammatical structure of the Spanish language. Students are taught Spanish sentence writing; acquire conversation skills; and gain a basic understanding of grammar, including word formation, verb conjugation, and idiomatic expressions.