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.







Preschool

Our Program

  • NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools) Accredited
  • Flexible scheduling (half and full-day options; 2, 3, and 5 day options)
  • Hours of availability: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Weekly specialists including Hebrew, Music, Art, Library and PE
  • Dedicated Preschool playground
  • Wooded outdoor classroom space
  • Family/teacher conferences twice a year
  • Utilize portfolio assessments to document children’s learning
  • Low child to teacher ratios
  • Classroom cohorts stay together for the entire year
  • Children guide their toileting process and timeline
  • State-licensed
  • Click here for our Early Childhood Immunization Records

Our Educators

Our educators are carefully selected for their experience and education. We view children as capable learners who celebrate the wonder of learning, and we honor families as partners. Our classrooms are led by a team of two educators. This co-leadership model allows us to collaborate, reflect, inquire, learn, and grow together as a community. Additionally, all educators are engaged in/have:

  • Ongoing professional learning focused on anti-bias education
  • Continued professional learning centered on values through a lens of Jewish life
  • A minimum of 15 hours of yearly professional learning
  • Active status in the Oregon Registry (Professional learning standards)
  • Associates, Bachelors, or Masters Degree
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience
  • Infant/Child/Adult First Aid/CPR Certified
  • Child Abuse Awareness Training
  • Intro to Childcare Health and Safety
  • Food Handlers Permit
  • Criminal Background Check

Enrollment, Tuition & Tuition Support

Download 2018-2019 Preschool Enrollment Application

Click here to apply for tuition support.

PJA Preschool Tuition, 2018 - 2019

Effective July 1, 2018
Early Morning Drop-Off begins at 7:30 am at No Extra Charge

Half Day Preschool
8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Annual

Monthly

Pre-K: Monday - Friday

$8,930

$893

3 Days 3's: M, W, F

$6,760

$676

2 Days 2's: T, TH

$5,360

$536


Afternoon Care Tuition, 12:30 - 4:00 pm
(Pre-Registration Required)

Annual

Monthly

5 Days/Week: Monday - Friday

$4,410

$441

4 Days/Week: Any 4 Days

$3,920

$392

3 Days/Week: Any 3 Days

$3,360

$336

2 Days/Week: Any 2 Days

$2,680

$268


Extended Day Tuition, 4:00 - 6:00 pm
(Pre-Registration Required)


Annual


Monthly

5 Days/Week: Monday - Friday

$2,130

$213

4 Days/Week: Any 4 Days

$1,870

$187

3 Days/Week: Any 3 Days

$1,640

$164

2 Days/Week: Any 2 Days

$1,300

$130

Drop-In Afternoon Care Daily Fee: $30

Extended Day drop-in: $15

Afternoon Care and Extended Day: $45

Early Morning Drop-Off begins at 7:30 am at No Extra Charge

Pricing for the 2018-2019 school year includes snack. Tuition includes "Vacation Day Programs" for school holidays when the building is open for those families enrolled in Afternoon Care and Extended Day. Schedule is TBD.

Calendar

Contact

Please contact us for more information or a tour of the Preschool Program.

Erika Saiers
Director of Early Childhood Education
esaiers@pjaproud.org
503.535.3536

Allison Hernandez, MS
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Education
ahernandez@pjaproud.org
971.254.8353

Jayme Ramones
Registrar/Administrative Assistant
jramones@pjaproud.org
503.535.3523