Portland Jewish Academy is a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and is proud of our partnership with them in strengthening our local Jewish community as well as the global community.
Portland Jewish Academy and Schnitzer Family Campus partner Mittleman Jewish Community Center are proud partners with the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland to bring the Harold Grinspoon Foundation's PJ Library program to Jewish children in Portland.
PJA has developed a wonderful summer program to give kids a taste of PJA fun in the summertime. This program, led by some of our talented teachers, is designed to be as fun and enriching as a summer should be. The program is not only open to PJA students but to any child with an interest in having some great summer fun!
Take a peek into PJA's Summer Discovery Program!
Leapfrog (4+5 yrs. old by June 1) Leapfrog engages young learners in an exploration of math, science, and literacy activities that are hands-on and inquiry-based. These classes will nurture your child’s curiosity, allow their imaginations to flourish, and foster a love for learning.
Stepping Stone (entering grades 1-3) Stepping Stone inspires kids to explore new and exciting topics that incorporate inquiry-based activities, global themes, and project-based work. Students will become inspired while forming friendships with other learners that share their passion for the same topic.
Soaring (entering grades 4+5+6) Soaring challenges learners to broaden their thinking through in-depth study of exciting topics offered by our talented instructors. The enrichment classes will be taught with inquiry in mind, allowing students to explore other cultures, and express themselves creatively.
General Information • Program Hours: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM • All students must be the designated age for the course and potty trained by start of class. • PJA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, or any other programs.
Lunch and Snack • Bring a vegetarian snack (meat and shellfish free) and a water bottle.
Start Your Day Early or Extend Your Day PJA Pre Care: 8 AM - 9 AM ($25 per week) Extend Your Day: Continue on to MJCC Day Camp (www.oregonjcc.org/daycamp). PJA will escort students to the MJCC at 1:00 pm. (PJA/MJCC Extended Day = PJA rate + $93 (MJCC Members) or $110 (MJCC Guests)
Payment/Refund Policy Every effort will be made to offer listed courses and instructors. If a course must be canceled, PJA will make every effort to direct your child to another class or offer a full refund. There are no refunds after May 1 except for course cancellation. In the unusual case where refunds are appropriate PJA will charge a $25 processing fee.
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