Fortuna Junior Academy

Updated: June 26, 2019


Fortuna Junior Academy

1200 Ross Hill Rd.
Fortuna, CA 95540

Phone:  (707) 725-2988

FJA Home Coming Event

October 19, 2019:  The 95th anniversary of SDA education in Humboldt county will be celebrated on October 19, 2019 at FJA.  Sabbath School will be starting at 10:00. Church Service at 11:00.  A potluck will follow.  There will be an afternoon of visiting and reminiscing.  Bring photos, yearbooks, and videos to share.  If you want to mail pictures ahead of time to be used in a power point presentation mail them to Jamie Burzo 1200 Ross Hill Road, Fortuna CA 95540.  They will be returned.  Invitations will be mailed out to alumni staff and students.  

Why 95 years?  It was on August 11, 1924 that the first Fortuna church school opened in the new church building at 16th & L Streets. Records indicate that the one room was freshly painted and that desks were secured from the public school and renewed with a new coat of varnish, and the floor was oiled. Thirteen children enrolled and Mrs. Horsman was the first teacher. It was planned to have a school garden as a part of the manual training activities. The record indicates that there were eight grades.