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.


Welcome to Portland Jewish Academy!

We are excited that you are considering PJA, an inclusive Jewish Community Day School, as a partner in your child’s education.

We know families choose PJA for a variety of reasons. Here are a few that may resonate with yours.

You would like to see your child engaged and loving the learning process. At PJA, we use an integrated project-based approach to learning. Whether in our classrooms, in our studios or outside of our walls, our students develop strong academic skills through hands on learning; making deep connections, finding creative solutions, and collaborating with each other. Project-based learning is exciting and challenging.

You want the school to reflect and emphasize the values you hold dear. Our Middot (values) are the guiding foundation of our school. Kavod (respect) is infused in everything we do, in how we treat each other and our world. At every grade level, students are involved in community service. The most important work we do is to help make mensches – good people who do good things.

You want your child to be seen for who they are. At PJA, we know each student, each family, is unique, and all are honored. That is why we educate the whole child, why we differentiate in the classroom, and why we strive to be inclusive. Each student should feel challenged, cared for and know they can make a difference.

“Think for Yourself. Work for the World.” Our graduates live up to our motto, and are successful in high school, college and in life.

We look forward to sharing our school with you.

Warm regards,

Inge Hoogerhuis
Admission Director, Lower and Middle School

To learn more about PJA or receive an application packet by mail, please call 503.535.3599 or please click here to request an application packet.

If you are ready to apply, you may either click here to download an Admission Application directly or fill out the application form online here.

PJA is proud to be accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, along with our Portland partners Catlin Gabel, OES, FAIS, NW Academy and FMES. To learn more about independent schools in general, and the admission process for Portland NWAIS schools, please check out this webinar.