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.


Afterschool Enrollment for the 22-23 school year begins April. We have a two week priority enrollment period for currently enrolled families (April 11-24) followed by open enrollment beginning April 25th.

Enrollment for the 21-22 Afterschool program is closed. Please email us to be added to a mailing list for 22-23 enrollment.

Working families deserve the comfort of knowing that their children are well cared for during the hours they cannot be at home with their families. PJA offers supervised before-school and/or afterschool care for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade at the Portland Jewish Academy and at two local Portland Public Schools.

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Find out more:

Kidscorner & Dragon's Den at PJA: serving students from East Sylvan & PJA (Maplewood and Rieke students are welcome to enroll, but transportation is not currently provided from those sites)

Kidspace at Forest Park Elementary School in NW Portland

Kidzone at Glencoe Elementary School in SE Portland

Dragon's Den at PJA, serving students from East Sylvan, Maplewood, PJA, Rieke, & Robert Gray

Each of our programs tries to balance free-choice play with structured-activities during the day in addition to offering time for students to work towards homework completion, active gross-motor games, enrichment projects and nutritious snacks. We work to build positive relationships between children and their families as well as our host school community.

We also offer:

Full-Day Care offered on most No-School Days
We try to balance these no-school days between fun and educational field trips as well as on-site theme days. Site location for full-day care is dependent on enrollment for each individual day. We are typically able to run Full-Day care in three locations across the city in NW, SW & SE Portland. During Winter Break we are only open in SW & SE Portland. 

For more information:

Please call or email Sean Bartlett - Director of PJA Afterschool Programs.

503.535.3546 or sbartlett@pjaproud.org

or click here to fill out our inquiry form.