The Jewish Academy of Suffolk County

  • The Jewish Academy is the only Jewish Day School in Suffolk County. Our exciting approach to education, with a strong emphasis on excellence in all academics, has created an enviable reputation for the JA in a short period of time.Our students learn about their beautiful Jewish heritage and Hebrew as a spoken language, while our individualized, rigorous academic approach helps them develop their full potential in a dual curriculum.

School News

  • Respected New York Educator Says ‘Team Teaching’ Model Is Key To Fixing Antiquated System - 12/14/2016 - A new education model in action at the Jewish Academy in Commack has the teaching team meeting every day to discuss every student, and stays with the same kids year ...moreafter year. Students are empowered to have a voice in their education and their work is celebrated everyday in the classrooms as well every two to three months with a family oriented Curriculum Celebration where the students become the teachers. hide

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded2004

Student Body

Total Students70 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade The Jewish Academy of Suffolk County Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorChaya Teldon
Admissions AssociateDiana Aybar

School Notes

  • A walk through the halls of the JA will immediately impress you with the creativity of our faculty and student body. At the JA, our talented teachers, take great pride in their work, and their dedication shines through every day. Our goal is to well prepare your child for a life of learning and accomplishments, while growing to appreciate the richness of their Jewish identity. We are a STEM school, combined with a focus on Jewish values and character development. We are proud of our UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS with Stony Brook University, Touro Law School, and Cold Spring Harbor DNA Labs
  • We help develop  the tools your child will need, to grow into a person you will be proud of.  The Jewish Academy reaches out to and teaches every Jewish girl and boy equally. The Jewish Academy embodies a total non-judgmental acceptance of every Jew. The JA parent/student body represents an eclectic mosaic of families from across the full Jewish spectrum, weaving ever tighter, the fabric of the Jewish community. 
  • Every child in America needs 21st century knowledge and skills to succeed as effective citizens, workers and leaders in the 21st century. There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.
  • Learning and innovation skills increasingly are being recognized as the skills that separate students who are prepared for increasingly complex life and work environments in the 21st century, and those who are not. A focus on creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration is essential to prepare students for the future.

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My son attends Kindergarten at the Jewish Academy. I couldn't be happier with the school, and I have already enrolled him again for first grade. The teachers are spectacular and the lessons are individualized. There is a sense of community, kindness, and respect. You would never get this level of attention from a public school. I love that I get emails from the director of the school with pictures of my son enjoying his day. I used to have to beg my son to go to pre-K and now he runs onto the bus smiling. I couldn't be happier with my decision to enroll him at the Jewish Academy.
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