Sinai Akiba Academy

The Alice and Nahum Lainer School of today is built on the bedrock of our nearly five successful decades as a warm, challenging school that nurtures Jewish hearts and minds.
We`re constantly evolving to offer the most ambitious, intellectual and spirit-rich Jewish environment in which to grow critical thinkers and future leaders. With engaging teaching approaches-including the Responsive Classroom method, immersive Hebrew, reading and writing workshops, Investigations in Numbers, Data and Space math curriculum and inquiry-based science-plus stunning art, music and physical education facilities, Sinai Akiba nurtures passionate learners who will light the future for generations to come.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 592 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sinai Akiba Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Learning Support Program and Gifted Program available
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
592 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Sinai Akiba Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 20 / rolling
Admissions Director
Lisa Zide
Admissions Associate
Yochanan Kabaker


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
chess, Dance, fashion design, glee club, newspaper, newsteam, robotics, scrapbooking, spanish, student council, Tinkering, yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
art, chamber ensemble, Choir, drama, orchestra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
league sports

School Notes

  • We believe that children who are empowered to fail will take the risks that change the world.We believe in nourishing students` hearts, minds and souls.We believe that learning should be joyful.We believe in introducing students to a lifetime of personal growth, sensitivity, responsibility and intellectual inquiry shaped by Jewish practices and thought.We believe that tikkun olam and ruach are central to education.We believe in a rich and rigorous integrated curriculum.
  • Let`s get something out of the way right now: you are holding thousands of individual moments of wonder distilled into a couple paragraphs. It`s good and true and interesting and exciting, but NOTHING is more important than visiting a school you`re considering for your child. Nothing will tell you more than being inside its classrooms. So if you haven`t visited our dynamic West L.A. campus yet, we invite you to join us for a Take-A-Look Thursday tour (8:30 a.m. each Thursday school is in session) or schedule a private tour. We want you to experience the joy and wonder of our school first-hand.
  • Because we`re Jewish day school reimagined for families like yours.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Sinai Akiba Academy offer?
Sinai Akiba Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Sinai Akiba Academy's ranking?
Sinai Akiba Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Sinai Akiba Academy?
The application deadline for Sinai Akiba Academy is Feb. 20 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 20 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Sinai Akiba Academy located?
Sinai Akiba Academy is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA. There are 5 other private schools located in Westwood.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 592 students
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 20 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles, CA is $17,450 for elementary schools and $23,342 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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