10 Reasons Parents Love PJA
“Annie really loves it at PJA and we are thrilled with the education that she is getting. Our decision to move her is constantly being reinforced in so many positive ways. She is really happy…PJA is a very special place and we're proud to be a part of it. Thank you for all that you and the staff have done to make our daughter blossom!”
- PJA parent Janet Cartasegna
Here's why PJA parents love PJA:
Global Perspective - Within PJA's curriculum, students investigate many different cultures at every grade level, drawing comparisons as they go and recognizing the value of our differences. Students use critical inquiry to make connections in learning that lead to action. PJA graduates students with ties to their community and a sense of responsibility for the world based on a values system rooted in Jewish faith and history.
Academically Rigorous - Our students' academic achievements are extraordinary, matching the finest private schools in the nation. Our curriculum goes well beyond traditional state guidelines. Exceptional science, math, language and literature are only the beginning. Our students leave PJA well prepared to excel in high school and college, and become ethical, responsible, and very involved leaders in their school and local communities, as well as in programs all over the world.
Did you know: PJA students spend 20% more hours of the day in class than do PPS students. Specifically, PJA has 29% more instructional hours in the day than does PPS!
Faculty Excellence - Our staff of dedicated professionals have ample opportunities to broaden their own knowledge and skills and thus offer students the best of their experience and learning.
Superb Classroom Experience - Smaller, manageable class sizes mean that each student is offered personal attention.
5,000 Years of Wisdom - Jewish Studies and Hebrew language skills encourage critical thinking and bring a richness and ethical foundation that is unparalleled.
Students Care - And so does PJA. Community service and tikkun olam (repairing the world) are part of the ethos of the school. Every student and faculty member participates.
Everyone is Welcome - Jewish, "a little Jewish", or not Jewish at all. However your family defines itself, you are welcome at PJA.
Kids Can Be Kids - The staff has carefully nurtured a culture of acceptance and respect for differences.
Great Facility - A newly renovated building includes computer and science labs, a wonderful library, three playgrounds and the use of the adjacent Mittleman Jewish Community Center, our Schnitzer Family Campus partner, featuring a lap pool, indoor soccer field, gym, and rock climbing wall.
The PJA Community - Students, parents, teachers, and staff all learn from each other, grow together, and celebrate together.