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  • About Bass

    Bass Memorial Academy

    We are a Seventh-day Adventist boarding high school owned and operated by the Gulf States Conference.  We are dedicated to training young people according to the principals found in the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy.  It is our primary objective to encourage young people to develop a love for Jesus Christ and dedicate themselves to live for Him.

    We are located in the heart of the Mississippi Pine Belt between Purvis and Lumberton, Mississippi, which is one half-hour south of Hattiesburg and one and one half-hours north of New Orleans. BMA primarily serves students in Southern Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Northern Florida;  however, students from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas and beyond also attend.

    The Gulf States Conference of Seventh-day Adventists operates the school, which opened in 1961 on more than 300 acres of land donated by I. H. Bass, founder of Bass Pecan Company. The main campus is situated in the middle of an old pecan orchard where the friendly southern students grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

    BMA is accredited by the Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges, and Universities.

  • Strategic Plan

  • Mission & Philosophy

    Our Mission & Philosophy

    Youth, Rightly Trained!

    Bass Memorial Academy was founded on the principle of training young people to work for the Lord.  Young people have left our campus and taken up every kind of work imaginable.  Our utmost goal for our graduates is for them to use the skills gained here to be of valuable service to God and to man.  God has purposed to raise up an army of “Youth, Rightly Trained” to take the message of Jesus and His soon coming to a dying world.  It is our desire that each of our students will join that army.

    With such an army of workers as our youth, rightly trained, might furnish, how soon the message of a crucified, risen, and soon-coming Savior might be carried to the whole world!
    Education pg. 271

    There are many opinions today about how this “training” should be done.  Our staff are seeking the Bible and the Spirit of Prophecy to establish principals of training upon which to form our program.  Through prayer and much discussion, we have established seven objectives chosen to be the foundation of our mission.  They are as follows:

    • T rust in Jesus Christ
    • R espect for our body
    • A cademic excellence
    • I   ndustrious work ethic
    • N oble character
    • E vangelism and service
    • D edicated members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

    It is now our goal to make sure our program is balanced and aligned with these objectives.  This is an ongoing process that will end only when Jesus returns.  Our hope is that you will be able to see these objectives woven through the fabric of our school.

  • Academics

    Academic Information

    A diploma will be granted to a student who has met the academic requirements as listed in the school bulletin, maintains satisfactory attendance and citizenship, completes financial obligations, and attends Bass Memorial Academy for at least the final semester of their senior year.

    BMA offers two diplomas, General Education and College Preparatory, as well as a Certificate of Attendance. A General Diploma requires a minimum of 220 units while the College Preparatory diploma requires a minimum of 250 units.  The following chart shows the requirements for graduation.

    Social Science
    Foreign Language
    Fine Arts
    Minimum Required



  • Human Resources

    Grounds Supervisor

    Position Summary:  Bass Memorial Academy is seeking applicants for a Grounds Supervisor.  The Grounds Supervisor is responsible for the upkeep of Bass Memorial Academy’s grounds.  The Grounds Supervisor will also provide support to the Plant Services Director.  This is a full-time position.  Applicants must have a strong desire to mentor young people and a willingness to serve others. Click here for a job description.


    • Post-secondary training.
    • Applicants should have two to three years’ experience maintaining grounds.
    • Preference will be given to applicants who have maintenance experience.
    • Must be committed to the mission and values of Bass Memorial Academy
    • A member in good standing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church

    Application Deadline:  Applications will be received until the position is filled.  This position begins as soon as possible.  Qualified candidates should send their resumes and names of three references (one pastoral, one employment, and one personal) with contact information to:


    Scott Bowes
    Bass Memorial Academy
    6433 US Hwy 11
    Lumberton, MS   39455
    Email: scott.bowes@bassmemorialacademy.org
    Fax: (888) 557-1815