The Student Experience
inspiring a community of students to transform the world
During the nine-year span from Kindergarten through Grade 8, children deserve a relevant, rigorous and joyful academic and co-curricular program. With that in mind, these three points of focus guide Austin Jewish Academy’s educational philosophy.
The PBL curriculum teaches students to collaboratively solve real-world problems. Teachers work together to meet individual student’s needs, so every child experiences deeper learning and develops high expectations of personal excellence.
Social Emotional Learning
We are an inclusive community of learners, and integrate Social Emotional Learning at every level within our school culture to empower students to navigate the world in a healthy way and enable sound decision making.
As a community day school, AJA acknowledges and honors the diverse spectrum of Jewish life, instead of teaching one “right or wrong way” to practice Judaism. Learning about Judaism is also about living Jewish values and traditions, not just in the Jewish Studies classroom but as an integral part of school culture.
Education for a lifetime
Grounded in the understanding that cognition and emotion are tightly intertwined, we embrace a whole child approach to supporting and educating every AJA student. By inspiring a deep and personal love of learning, we give our students an education for a lifetime.