Portland Jewish Academy is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community as well as the global community.


PJA may look small from the front, but once you're inside you see how vast our facilities are--over 80,000 square feet. There’s plenty of room for kids to grow during their years at PJA and explore everything we have to offer.

PJA has modern classrooms, playing fields, and three separate playgrounds.

Our technology lab gives students the chance to use computers as a tool for research and effective project planning. Our new science room helps students plan and work on specific projects for local and national science competitions. The new PJA art studio allows students to really focus on creating art in an environment where they are surrounded by creativity. It is right in the center of the school so each student can see what other classes are working on.
PJA is proud of student accomplishments and we show it. We have project bulletin boards in the hallways, art hanging in many places, news bulletins and kudos posted throughout our building to show our entire community the great things our students are doing.

Portland Jewish Academy shares a building and campus with the Mittleman Jewish Community Center. As a result, PJA has access to spaces many schools may not have.

PJA Physical Education classes from preschool through the 8th grade often use the MJCC gym or Sportsplex with all these spaces we have to offer. In the gym the kids play basketball, floor hockey, tennis, and assorted games. In the Sportsplex, soccer and gymnastics are king. In our 3rd and 4th grade classes, P.E. is held in the pool because our students get swim class, perfecting strokes and skills.

Our school assemblies are held in the fully appointed MJCC ballroom, complete with stage, sound system, audio-visual capabilities and large viewing screens. Israeli Dance often happens in the ballroom so the children have room to spread out and have fun while dancing.

After school, PJA students can take advantage of all the MJCC has to offer. Whether it’s sports, art, dance, or swim, the MJCC has a wide variety of activities for the after school hours.

To visit the MJCC web site, click here.

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