Welcome from the Head of School

Thank you for visiting the Canton Academy website. Canton Academy has existed for some fifty-four years and has a long-standing tradition of excellence in both academia and athletics. The school is located in Canton,
Mississippi, the City of Lights and home of Nissan and the renown Canton Flea Market. Canton Academy has a unique blend of students from several counties in the area including Hinds, Holmes, Leake, Madison, Rankin, and Yazoo. Our nurturing yet challenging atmosphere is a strong draw for families seeking the best educational environment for their children. You will find that we live our mission, “With a bold vision for the future, Canton Academy exists to nurture hearts and challenge minds in a Christian environment.” We aspire to provide a safe and supportive educational experience for our students. Canton Academy students exhibit a strong ability to be supportive of one another and demonstrate the kind of commitment needed to meet high standards in many areas of life.

Enjoy your website visit!

“Nurturing Hearts, Challenging Minds,”

Ron Jurney
Head of School
Canton Academy

Our Mission

With a bold vision for the future, Canton Academy exists to nurture hearts and challenge minds in a Christian environment.

Philosophy for Quality Education

The philosophy of Canton Academy is based on Christian principles and academic excellence. We believe that each student should have an opportunity to reach their maximum potential. It is our responsibility to provide students with varied learning experiences so that they may grow intellectually, socially, morally, and physically. The school shares with the home, church, and community the responsibility of providing each individual with the opportunity to make their best contribution to the society in which they live.

Canton Academy is accredited by the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Accreditation Commission.