History & Philosophy
Since opening its doors in 1997, Austin Jewish Academy (AJA) has been committed to preparing young minds both for their academic careers and for their roles as critically-thinking leaders. AJA’s progressive and rigorous curriculum for Transitional Kindergarten through Eighth Grade provides opportunities for hands-on, collaborative learning within a nurturing environment and is built upon high expectations based on individual student profiles. We are an inclusive community of learners, with a faculty dedicated to inspiring a life-long love of learning and to developing a meaningful connection to Jewish life past and present. At AJA, we empower students to reach their full potential both in the classroom and in the world at large by instilling our core values: tikkun olam, community, tradition, empowerment, excellence and integrity. Our approach is to partner together with parents as we raise our students. Together, these factors ensure Austin Jewish Academy graduates are today’s accomplished, innovative thinkers and tomorrow’s compassionate problem-solvers and leaders.
Austin Jewish Academy is a community Jewish day school open to all students and is affiliated with RAVSAK, a non-profit organization that promotes pluralistic non-denominational Jewish education. AJA receives accreditation through AdvancED and is sustained with the generous financial support from the Jewish Federation of Greater Austin.
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