Austin Jewish Academy

  • Inspiring a community of students to transform the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences, English Language Learners, Gifted and Talented
Year Founded1997

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 39%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,925
Tuition NotesTuition Assistance available
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$5,000
Admissions DirectorRisa Ferdman

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Junior Honor Society, Newspaper (Student-run), Student Council - K'nesset

Arts and Music Programs:
Fine Arts program, Musical Theatre Production, Show Choir

School Notes

  • Educational Philosophy
  • During the nine-year span from Kindergarten through Grade 8, children deserve a relevant, rigorous and joyful academic and co-curricular program. With that in mind, three points of focus guide Austin Jewish Academy`s educational philosophy: Project Based Learning, Social Emotional Learning, and Jewish Studies.
  • Students at Austin Jewish Academy take ownership of their learning within the framework and guidance provided by our exceptional faculty. The Project Based Learning curriculum teaches students to collaboratively solve real-world problems. Teachers work together to meet individual student`s needs, so every child experiences deeper learning and develops high expectations of personal excellence. 
  • We are an inclusive community of learners, and integrate Social Emotional Learning at every level within our school culture to empower students to navigate the world in a healthy way and enable sound decision making. Students develop strong relationships with their classmates, across grade levels, and with faculty. Graduates move on to high school with character, confidence, and the ability to self-advocate.  
  • We are dedicated to inspire in our students an enduring commitment to spiritual growth and a meaningful connection to Jewish life now and for the future. As a community day school, AJA acknowledges and honors the diverse spectrum of Jewish life, instead of teaching one "right or wrong way" to practice Judaism. Learning about Judaism is also about living Jewish values and traditions, not just in the Jewish Studies classroom but as an integral part of school culture.
  • Our exceptional community of families and teachers raises our students to be today`s accomplished, innovative thinkers and tomorrow`s compassionate problem-solvers and leaders.  

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The average private school tuition in Austin, TX is $10,972 for elementary schools and $14,024 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Austin, TX is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).