San Diego Jewish Academy

11860 Carmel Creek Road,
San Diego, CA, 92130-0921
Tel: (858)704-3717
Grades: NS - 12 | 550 students
San Diego Jewish Academy offers infants to high school seniors a unique learning environment that culminates in some of the nation’s highest-achieving students.
By developing students both scholastically and ethically, our graduates are prepared for the most challenging course of all – LIFE.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes

Student Body

Total Students 550 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade San Diego Jewish Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 19 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average ACT score 27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Dress code)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,995
Tuition Notes Tuition costs varies widely depending upon the grade level of the incoming student.
% on Financial Aid 33%
Admissions Director Leslie Cohen Kastner
Admissions Associate Lara Mouritzen

School Notes:

  • Early Childhood Development Program
    SDJA's Early Childhood Development Program offers children from six weeks to five years old an active environment that helps them develop cognitively, socially and emotionally. SDJA provides its students with a warm environment that helps students develop the building blocks of learning.

    Golda Meir Lower School
    At Golda Meir Lower School, our students are placed in a nurturing environment that encourages critical thinking and exploration, which helps your child begin on a path of growth and lifelong learning. Through diversity of subject matter, Golda Meir Lower School offers its students a holistic education with special courses in art, music, computers, physical education, library activities, kosher cooking and science. With a pluralistic approach to Judaism, language acquisition and an understanding of the richness of Jewish culture are also an integral part of the lower school experience.

    Maimonides Upper School
    Maimonides Upper School students attend schools like Yale, Princeton and Stanford and over half of our faculty has graduate degrees. In this type of environment, rigorous testing and text book education would likely be commonplace. That is not the case and we encourage you to speak to our students if you tour our campus. We understand that in order to truly engage and educate a child, we first need to understand them. By offering our students personalized attention, they are able to develop relationships with their teachers, and in the same respect, our teachers understand them. This fosters an innate sense of community at our school, which truly enhances your child’s education.

  • Profile last updated: 02/03/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is High Bluff Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Del Mar Highlands KinderCare (1.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Del Mar Hills Nursery School (1.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • San Diego Del Mar Highlands KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    3790 Townsgate Drive
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)794-7710
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • San Diego
    High Bluff Academy
    12707 High Bluff Dr.
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)509-9101
    1.2  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Del Mar Del Mar Hills Nursery School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    13692 Mango Dr
    Del Mar , CA , 92014
    (858)755-8338
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.4  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • San Diego Del Mar Pines School
    3975 Torrington Street
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)481-5615
    1.5  mi  |  154  students  |  Gr.  K-6
  • San Diego
    Carmel Valley Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    13340 Hayford Way
    San Diego , CA , 92130
    (858)481-7933
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Christian)
    2  mi  |  147  students  |  Gr.  PK-K

School Reviews

  • Recommended June 01, 2012 - I have been a Parent of this amazing institution for 13 years, my children have been in this school from kindergarten to HIgh School, the level of education is amazing, Both of my older kids were accepted to amazing Universities, the curriculum and the programing is excellent. The teachers are so well prepared and they are very involved with the kids, I am so happy my children are not only a number, they are persons, every teacher knows their name. It''s a great institution! - Posted by Parent

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The average private school tuition in San Diego, CA is $8,359 for elementary schools and $11,681 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).