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Welcome to

Septima Clark Academy

an independent school for Black girls

“I believe unconditionally in the ability of people to respond when they are told the truth. We need to be taught to study rather than believe, to inquire rather than to affirm. ”

– Septima P. Clark

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Our Mission

Named for educator and activist Septima Poinsette Clark, the Septima Clark Academy provides academic curricula and enrichment programs, exposure, and experiences that serve the needs and whims of our scholars. From the environment to the methods, we lean on the concepts and philosophies of women pioneers in education and activism to steward the scholastic journey of young scholars in Jackson, MS, the southern regions of the US, and beyond.

Our Aims


We aim to cultivate opportunities for families to exercise agency in their daughter’s educational journey.


We aim to implement curricula that honors the scholar’s present scholastic development while also bolstering her academic growth.


We aim to create an environment where Black girls can become autonomous learners surrounded by a close knit team of supporters.

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We aim to create space for our scholars to intentionally engineer their own personal development and build meaningful relationships with peers

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Contact us

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We are currently enrolling students in Kindergarten through Ninth grade into our local academy for the 2022-2023 academic year. If you love a Black girl in grades K-9 who lives in or near the Jackson, MS area, and would like to offer her an incredible academic experience, please contact us for more information on enrollment, our programs, programmatic structure and services at