Academic Philosophy

Academic Philosophy

At Jubilee Academy we teach in a holistic fashion, which means we address the whole child not just the academic subjects. Our teachers and staff address the spiritual, the academic, the emotional, the physical, and the social needs of every student.

At Jubilee every student is an individual and his/ her gifts and talents are discovered and celebrated! When students deal with difficult portions of the curriculum teachers use accommodations to help support the student and experience success. We also believe in teaching students to self-advocate so that they are prepared for their future.

Our staff and faculty are made up of strong Christian role models who sign a statement of faith. These gifted professionals not only enhance curricula through subject-matter expertise, diverse instructional techniques and cooperative learning strategies – but also by integrating a Christian world-view to all learning.


Every student at Jubilee Academy studies the Bible through a 45-minute class every morning. Our goal is that students learn about a personal relationship with Christ, learn scripture by reading the Word, and learn to apply the Word to their daily walk. Biblical principles are taught throughout the curriculum.

Matthew 22:37 “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”


Our program has been newly developed this year in order to provide the highest level of academic achievement through individualized learning. Our teachers teach from a specially developed set of Christian standards that allow them to drop down for students who are struggling and accelerate for students who have already mastered content and are ready to move on. Students learning styles and individual needs are addressed in every classroom.

Proverbs 1:5 “let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.”


Our staff is caring and supportive both in and outside the classroom. Our teachers and staff act as Christian mentors to our students and help support them as they walk through the developmental process of life. It’s common at Jubilee for a teacher to allow instruction to be swayed for a few minutes to talk about a life issue or barrier that students are discussing or that has come to their attention through classroom discussion. Our Head of School is also a certified school counselor and can walk students through emotional discourse that may take place during the school hours.

Galatians 5:22-23 “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against things there is no law.”


Jubilee Academy is located on Camp Kavanaugh in Crestwood, Kentucky. Our campus includes rustic buildings and grounds that give our students the ability to experience the great outdoors throughout the day. All students are given movement breaks throughout the day which can include: walks, outside games, recess, and sports. When weather permits, students eat lunch outside and then are given physical movement break after lunch to play and develop fine and gross motor skills. Physical education takes place every day at Jubilee. Research shows that longer breaks and physical movement actually helps student learning.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies.”

Social Needs

All children need socialization; they need friends and they need to learn how to interact with one another in a way that Glorifies God. The environment we provide at Jubilee gives students the opportunity to collaborate on academic projects, socialize during breaks, and learn to serve together through school-wide service opportunities. We encourage students to support one another and become a community. Teachers and staff help students to learn Godly interaction and when students experience conflict, we walk students through the steps of reconciliation with one another. We also serve our community as a school through different service projects to engage our students in the local community as God calls us to.

1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”