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.










Middle School Curriculum

Middle school is a time of tremendous intellectual and social growth, as students develop their critical thinking skills and ability to learn independently and work collaboratively. In middle school, PJA students learn by doing, asking, and thinking for themselves, and are supported as they become intellectual risk takers and agents of change who have the ability to turn their beliefs into action.

The middle school curriculum includes classes in humanities, math, science, Hebrew, Jewish studies. The weekly schedule also includes PE, tefillah (prayer), health and wellness, and elective exploratories in the arts, service learning, cooking, technology and much more. 

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Middle School Spirit Week

PJA’s Middle School students had such a fun week! The Middle School Manhigut (Leadership) Exploratory class planned a week of spirit activities culminating in a super-creative program at  Friday’s Kabbalat Shabbat gathering.

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