6th Grade Program

Begun in August, 2006, our Sixth Grade Program brings new enthusiasm to Jackson Prep. The students have their core academic subjects taught in newly constructed classrooms atop the McRae Administration Building, giving them a level of independence from the schedule of the upper grades. Parents who are looking for a smaller and carefully structured way to phase their children into the enhanced expectations of the Prep curriculum would do well to investigate our Sixth Grade Program for their children. Once again, enrollment in the Sixth Grade will be limited to 40 students.

Admission to Sixth Grade
An Application for Admission to the Sixth Grade Program may be submitted beginning in September prior to the year of initial enrollment. Admission testing will take place on several dates. To reserve a place for the test, please submit the R.S.V.P. card.

Save a copy of your 5th grader’s first term report card for submission with the application. These items may be brought to Jackson Prep on the day of the admission test or mailed in advance to the Office of Admissions, Jackson Preparatory School, P. O. Box 4940, Jackson, MS 39296-4940.


Sixth grade students are enrolled in the following classes:

• Language Arts/Reading/Vocabulary/Grammar
• Mathematics
• Science
• Social Studies
• Physical Education/Health
• Exploratory Studies
The Exploratory Studies courses include:
• Study, test taking, and organizational skill building
• Language and cultural enrichment
• Computer skills
• Performing and visual arts
The Health/Physical Education and Athletic Programs for grade six are designed to provide experiences and skill development in a variety of activities and to develop overall physical fitness. Sixth grade boys have a football schedule and sixth grade girls an accompanying pep squad opportunity. Fundamentals of tennis, track and field and volleyball are included in the P.E. program.

The Library at Jackson Prep houses a collection of over 20,000 volumes. Grade appropriate reading materials are available to sixth graders, as is a reference collection for use in their core curriculum. Subscription-based computer research databases are available to all Prep students in the Library and through the internet for home use. These services are password protected. The Library opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes at 3:30 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays and at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Sixth graders will receive Library Orientation early in the school year.

Sixth graders will begin their day earlier than the rest of the school to facilitate their independence. Their first class begins at 8:00 a.m. and the last class ends at 2:30 p.m.

There is plenty of room for sixth graders in our newly enhanced After School Care Program. Provisions are made for sixth graders to participate from 2:30 until 6:00 p.m. There are opportunities for study hall, tutoring and extra-curricular activities as the program expands to meet student interests. Currently, Prep offers lessons in basic guitar and karate.

Eighty-five dedicated and experienced educators comprise the Prep faculty and professional staff, including 42 who have earned post-graduate degrees. Six faculty members hold Ph.D. degrees. The student/faculty ratio is 11:1. The sixth grade faculty is committed to ensuring a well-rounded experience for their students and will be fully accessible to parents in the same manner as are the rest of our faculty and staff.

Jackson Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, religion, nationality, or ethnic origin.

For additional information call Lesley Morton, Director of Admissions at 601-939-8611 ext. 231 or e-mail her at