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.











Portland Jewish Academy students receive a well-rounded education, which helps them develop into children with character who become tomorrow’s leaders. Our rigorous academic programs foster a love of learning by focusing on both critical thinking and creativity. Each subject, lesson, experiment and field trip is treated as one part of an equation that creates a child who is curious about the world and brave enough to explore it.

Spotlights on Programs at PJA

Middle School Reflections on the First Week Back

PJA welcomed 67 Middle School students back to school this week for in-person learning. What a gift it is to have all of our grades back on our campus for full days of learning and playing together! We have marveled at how tall they are.

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PJA graduate Ethan Berkson-Klaus (class of 2020) started as a freshman at Cleveland High School in the fall of 2020. We got word about some pretty creative and helpful ways that Ethan was staying busy during the quarantine, so we decided to catch up with Ethan to learn more. 

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We are so grateful for the ongoing efforts of the PJA Kehillah Organization headed by co-chairs extraordinaire Sandra Valle and Tsvia Faclieru. Over the past months of isolation, they have worked hard to continue to bring our kehillah (community) together in meaningful ways.

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Student Diversity Retreat

We are PJA Proud of the twelve PJA Middle School students who recently participated in a virtual Student Diversity Leadership Retreat hosted by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), PJA’s accrediting body.

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