Sixth Grade Humanities students have been keeping a digital diary of sorts about this unprecedented time in our lives. Each student is asked to post a daily image and caption to capture how life is changing in this time.
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
What a whirlwind this has been! It was only a couple of weeks ago that the PJA administration team recognized that we were headed into either a voluntary or mandatory school closure in the near future. Our tech experts - Matt Rosenberg and Matthew Dalton - mobilized quickly to get the technology in place and to train our teachers for distance learning.
PJA’s art program which begins in the Early Childhood years (read last year’s Spotlight on that program here) continues in the Lower and Middle School with a focus on Teaching for Artistic Behavior (TAB). Lower School classes spend one period a week in the art studio. Middle Schoolers can elect an art exploratory each trimester...
The Hebrew month of Adar began on February 25th. The holiday of Purim falls during this month with its silly and joyful celebration. As the Hebrew song goes, “When the month of Adar arrives, our joy increases!” Learning at PJA is almost always fun and creative, but during this month...