10 Reasons Families Love PJA
Think for yourself. Work for the world.
PJA’s commitment to teaching students to think for themselves and work for the world is evident in our classrooms and in our commitment to service. PJA inspires positive Jewish engagement, respect for differences, and responsibility for our world.
5,000 Years of Wisdom
Jewish Studies and Hebrew language encourage critical thinking and bring a richness and ethical foundation that is unparalleled.
Our students’ academic achievements match the finest private schools. Exceptional science, math, language and literature prepare students to succeed in high school and beyond.
PJA Faculty bring their passions and expertise into the classroom. They offer students the best of their experience and learning.
Superb Classroom Experience
Smaller class sizes, personalized attention and integrated technology in each classroom.
More Instructional Hours
PJA has 29% more instructional hours in the day than do Portland Public Schools
Students Care - and So Does PJA
Through values-based learning and action, PJA students and staff participate in tikkun olam (repair of the world).
Everyone is Welcome
PJA faculty nurtures a culture of acceptance and respect for differences.
PJA includes advanced computer and science labs, a wonderful library, three playgrounds and the use of the adjacent Mittleman Jewish Community Center, featuring a lap pool, indoor soccer field, gym, and rock climbing wall.
The PJA Community
Students, families, teachers, and staff all learn from each other, grow together, and celebrate together.