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K-8th Grade


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.

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PJA applications for the 2023-24 school year are now open!  

Visit K-8TH ADMISSIONS for important dates, information and to apply!

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Spotlights on Programs at PJA

Tikkun Olam Layeladim

This spring PJA families have been engaging their children in meaningful conversations about complex topics through picture books as a part of a new program called Tikkun Olam Layeladim: Our Young Children Heal the World.

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Poets & Scientists

PJA hosted two incredible events this week, both of which showcased student learning, lifted up student voices, and demonstrated student courage, confidence, and creativity.

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Work for the World After School Club

Want to know how to make a lasagna feast for 50 in about an hour? Just ask one of the members of the Work for the World After School Club. Twice this year, teachers Jana Hopfinger and Elana Cohn-Rozansky have offered a six week opportunity for PJA third, fourth, and fifth graders to meet after school to learn about local nonprofits and make things for others.

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Kindergarten Showcase & Learning Celebration

In place of spring conferences, Kindergarten hosted a beautiful and fun celebration of learning this week. Students shared their personal growth and progress with family members by displaying and describing a portfolio of work that they have done throughout the year.

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