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The Place Where Faith and Knowledge Meet

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First School -Victory Drive Structure (in rear)

Ramah, a name chosen after one of the schools of the prophets established in Biblical times by the prophet Samuel, first opened its doors in as a seat of learning in 1914 in Savannah, Georgia.  The school, then a large, one-room structure, was erected on Victory Drive and had an enrollment of seven students of all faiths.

 

After 36 years, in 1952 the school was built on Burroughs and 41st Streets and renamed Ramah SDA Junior Academy.  The school size grew from one-room to four rooms and an auditorium, with an increased enrollment as well.  Both school buildings served students in grades one through eight.  A short time later, RJA was extended to grade ten with a kindergarten program added as well.

 

In 1978, tragedy struck; the school was destroyed by fire.  With strong determination and diligence the will to rebuild Ramah was set by its constituents.  The philosophy, the curriculum, and the learning were kept alive in a rented school building for one year.

 

On April 12-13, 1980 the newly constructed building was opened and dedicated.  In addition to ten classrooms, this facility included a Science Lab, Music Room, Home Economics Room and a Library.  Ramah SDA Junior Academy remains at this site today, serving Pre-K3 through grade 9.

Over the years, Ramah has attracted students from all areas of Savannah, its suburbs and the Low Country. Its facilities have become an asset to the city of Savannah as  hundreds of people can attribute their early learning to the teachers of Ramah SDA Junior Academy.

Our parents represent a large number of professionals and paraprofessionals that only want the best for their children.   Ramah is widely known throughout the south and in Georgia.  RJA is touted for its sound curriculum and the successes of its students.  The moral standards are high at Ramah.  Our students do not contend with or are exposed to smoking, drugs, pornography, class cutting or fighting. Disrespect of staff is not tolerated.

Our school has proud graduates who continue to contribute to Ramah in-kind and tangibly long after their departure.  The Alumni Association is active and viable, sponsoring scholarships for current students and an annual reunion which occurs the second weekend after Easter. 

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Burroughs Street  Building - Burned in 1978

And this HISTORY continues...

Established 1914 to Train the Heart - Head - Hands