Welcome to Our School!
About Our School
James Stephens International Academy educates students in grades K through 8. Opened in 2009, James Stephens International Academy was formed by the merging of Lee Middle School and Michigan International Academy. With a rigorous and engaging curriculum, along with a team of dedicated teachers and staff, we proudly educate nearly 900 students each day.
Success for Certain!
The mission of James Stephens International Academy is to collaboratively research, design and provide an interrelated and trans disciplinary curriculum that is rigorous and relevant for all students. We will provide an environment of trust, respect, and dedication with cultural understanding which will build a foundation of success for educational excellence.
Our teachers, staff and administration will provide a safe, caring environment which fosters the growth of the whole person. Together, we will model an appreciation of differences and a consideration of the world as our neighbor. This meaningful and strategic foundation will guide our students toward becoming responsible citizens who demonstrate positive leadership at home and abroad.
- We would like to welcome Friendship Baptist Church as one our business partners. Thanks to their generous donation, we were able to enhance the education for our students at JSIA. Thanks again to Pastor Bing and the congregation of Friendship Baptist Church.
- Dress Code Policy for 2013-2014 School Year
Once again, the Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation has made a generous donation to James Stephens International Academy Blessings in a Backpack program. The Bobby Nichols-Fiddlesticks Charity Foundation has provided our backpack program with $31,000 for the 2012/2013 school year. This is a $8700 increase from the $22300 that was donated last year. Their donation has allowed our school to provide nutritious meals on the weekends for our Pre-k through 5th grade students. Our middle school students are an integral role in this program. JSIA’s SB and Life Skills classes assist with passing out the food for the backpacks weekly. We couldn’t do it without them. In addition, our amazing family volunteers are lead the way in helping our program be a complete success.