Portland Jewish Academy

6651 Southwest Capitol Highway,
Portland, OR, 97219-0972
Tel: (503)244-0126
PJA is an established academic powerhouse with a respectful, cool and creative community.  We graduate students with a sense of responsibility for the world rooted in Jewish tradition and history. At PJA we teach our students to think for themselves and work for the world.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Other religious school association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 8
Year Founded 1961
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2005

Student Body

Total Students 372 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Portland Jewish Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 4
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,740
Tuition Notes Middle school tuition is slightly higher at $15240. Tuition Assistance is available to those interested in applying.
% on Financial Aid 50%
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Inge Hoogerhuis

Sports

Total Sports Offered 2 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,

School Notes:

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Thomas A Edison High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Maimonides Jewish Day School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is West Hills Montessori School-vermont (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portland Maimonides Jewish Day School
    Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    6612 Sw Capitol Hwy
    Portland , OR , 97239
    (503)977-7850
    Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
    0.1  mi  |  68  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • Portland
    West Hills Early Childhood Learning Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    7339 Sw Capitol Hwy
    Portland , OR , 97219
    (503)244-2579
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.4  mi  |  112  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Portland
    Hilltop Christian School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Assembly of God)
    5700 Sw Dosch Rd
    Portland , OR , 97239
    (503)245-3183
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Assembly of God)
    0.5  mi  |  91  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Portland
    West Hills Christian School
    (Christian)
    7945 Sw Capitol Hill Rd
    Portland , OR , 97219
    (503)245-6688
    (Christian)
    0.6  mi  |  444  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Portland
    St. Clare School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1807 SW Freeman Street
    Portland , OR , 97219
    (503)244-7600
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  234  students  |  Gr.  K-8

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