Judah Preparatory Academy (JPA) is a state registered elementary and middle school program. JPA also has 501(c) 3 status as the educational component of Judah International Ministries. JPA provides academic enrichment and instruction to children from pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. Our school population includes students from McLean, Peoria and Tazewell counties.

About the Vision:
JPA is the vision of Bishop Mark A Du Bois of Judah International Ministries. During the inception of the school, Bishop Du Bois was teaching on vision, purpose, and destiny to the adult congregation. When he was asked the question, “What about the seed?” meaning what about the children, he began to realize that most us of are reared in environments or educated in systems that do not speak to who we really are, who we are purposed to be, or what we are to do. By the time we become aware of our destiny and purpose, we are already entrenched into mindsets, habits and established jobs and/or careers that oftentimes have no connection to God’s purpose in our lives. In September 1994, Ministerial Excellence Academy was established to unveil this purpose in children beginning at a young age and began as an alternative to public education. In 2016 the school changed its name to Judah Preparatory Academy to better reflect its nature and mission.

Teachers at JPA strive daily to equip their students with purpose driven education. Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”

Our Mission:
JPA provides children with education in an environment that unveils, develops and nurture the uniqueness in each of them.

JPA creates an atmosphere for children where love and encouragement are key to achieving excellence in education.

JPA educates children with an enriching and scholastically challenging curriculum.

We accomplish our mission by capitalizing and uniting the resources of the church, home and the community. Parents and/or significant authority figures are an integral part of the learning environment and are required to participate in the education of their children with financial support, volunteering as often as possible and participating in school activities. Upon graduating from eighth grade, students have successfully transitioned into high schools throughout the Midwest, graduated and many have gone on to pursue higher education.