Harris Junior Academy
Educating for Eternity
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Mission - Vision - Philosophy


The Harris Junior Academy family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.


Harris Junior Academy focuses on building Christ centered relationships, utilizing solid Biblical principles embedded in a quality educational program; instilling in our students the thirst for more knowledge.
Following Christ's example, our students will be equipped to serve God with relevant life skills, leadership abilities and a desire to serve others, both here on earth and through eternity. 


The Harris Junior Academy is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39

  • master the basic academic skills

value labor, physical and mental, as the

  • blessing God intended

  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

The Harris Junior Academy operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

3121 SW Hailey Ave Pendleton, OR 97801-3801