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

Graduation and the End of the School Year

We cannot count how many times we have said “unprecedented” in the last three months, and here we are saying it again. This year’s 8th Grade Graduation Celebration was unprecedented and unforgettable.

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PJA's Virtual Art Show

Greetings from the PJA virtual art studio! We couldn’t miss the opportunity to celebrate the tremendous work of our PJA artists this year, so our exhibition is coming to you digitally!  You will notice many of the photos highlight our students in the process of making their artwork.

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The Sack Lunch Challenge

On May 22, dozens of PJA families brought boxes and bags full of supplies for some of the most vulnerable populations of Portland. These bags contained sandwiches, fruit, and granola bars. Together, we collected 2500 sack lunches for Blanchet House...

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The Book Fairy

First graders received a surprise visit by the Book Fairy last weekend! What or who is the Book Fairy? The Book Fairy is a magical creature who helps first grade readers get excited about books and determined to read as much as they can. 

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