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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
Institute for Independent Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Support Program and Gifted Program available
Year Founded1968

Student Body

Total Students603 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Sinai Akiba Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers129 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
48%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 20 / rolling
Admissions DirectorLisa Zide
Admissions AssociateYochanan Kabaker

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballSoccer,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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.

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