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.

Tuition & Tuition Assistance

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year

Tuition: Kindergarten - 5th Grade - $18,600
Tuition: Middle School - $19,190

Application fee for each new student is $50. Current PJA Preschool families are exempt.

Click here for information about Tuition Assistance

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Third and additional children from the same family receive a 20% discount on tuition.

Full Payment Plan
Entire payment by May 1, 2018 - receive $200 discount per student.
Entire payment by June 1, 2018 - receive $100 discount per student.

Ten Payment Plan
10 equal installments due the first of each month from July 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019. These fees are for the academic year 2018-2019. Fees may be adjusted for the 2019-2020 academic year. Consult the PJA business office for more information. A voluntary donation of $2,000 will help to offset the difference between the tuition and the actual cost of educating a student and is tax deductible to you. If you would like to make a donation to PJA, please click here.

For preschool pricing information click here.
For infant/toddler program pricing information click here.
To fill out a Tuition Assistance application, click here.

529 Savings Accounts

Effective January 1, 2018, 529 Savings Accounts can be utilized for pre-college education expenses, including tuition at independent schools such as PJA. Interested families are encouraged to talk with their accountant or financial advisor about tax benefits from utilizing 529 plan funds toward PJA tuition.

Tuition Assistance

Tuition assistance is determined on the basis of need, timely submission of the tuition assistance application and registration forms, payment of registration fees and, for returning families, participation in the Fair Share Program. We strive to make it possible for students whose families require assistance to attend PJA, while stewarding the community's resources responsibly. Only in rare cases do we grant more than 50% tuition assistance.

We utilize the online service of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process applications. FAST will be the standard submission format for all applications.

FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give; rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute toward tuition. All information from FAST is kept confidential. Results are reviewed by the Scholarship Committee who makes recommendations. Determination of aid is solely the responsibility of the PJA Scholarship Committee, PJA Principal and Chief Financial Officer. This committee considers all submitted information and individual tuition assistance decisions to be strictly confidential. Financial aid offers are then sent to families.

To be considered for tuition assistance complete the online form.
Click here to complete the online form.

The application process is self-guided. You may navigate in and out of the program allowing you to partially complete an application as needed and go back to it at another time. If you have questions about the application process online, please use the available online, e-mail and a 24/7 helpline provided through FAST. PJA is not equipped to answer your specific questions about the online application.

There is a $41 per family fee that goes along with the Tuition Assistance application to be paid by credit card at the end of the application session. If you do not have a credit card, or cannot budget the fee, please call Beth Germain at 503.535.3593 for assistance.

Once you have completed the online Tuition Assistance application, it will ask you to scan or mail your most recent tax returns for both state and federal taxes with all schedules and W-2’s to:

FAST Processing
1316 North Union Street
Wilmington DE 19806-2594

*including the school’s name on the outside of the envelope will ensure faster processing of your application.