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.



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.


Academically Rigorous
Our students’ academic achievements match the finest private schools. Exceptional science, math, language and literature prepare students to succeed in high school and beyond.

Faculty Excellence
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.


Great Facility
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.


Inquire Now!

Stop by and get a feel for PJA, all ages and grades, from the people who are most dedicated - our PJA families, faculty, and staff - people just like you.

Personal tours are available with Admission Director, Inge Hoogerhuis.

Call 503.535.3599 to come in and see us!


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