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Austin Jewish Academy

Private | K-8 | 140 students

 

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Posted October 21, 2013

I am so very happy to have my children attend the AJA. Teachers are amazing, support staff wonderful, great leadership. Everyone working together to provide an all around great learning environment for children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2013

This school does the most important job of all -- infusing a love of learning in the kids. Great project-based education that nurtures the whole child. I have two kids here and couldn't imagine sending them anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

*cont I've never experienced a school office team as warm and as loving as AJA's. They are there for us 110% and always make sure we have everything we need to make our days productive. I couldn't possibly overstate all of the positive things I feel about being a part of the AJA community. I believe if you take a tour of our school, you will definitely experience the charm and warmth and educational excellence that AJA offers. Once you do, you will be able to fully understand why I feel this is such a magical school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 18, 2013

As I complete my third year teaching at AJA I feel that words cannot truly express how much I enjoy working here. As I enter my classroom each morning, I feel extremely honored and lucky to be teaching here. Not only do I have a small class size, where I can focus on each child's individual needs, I also feel supported by the entire staff and by the parents. AJA is a tight-knit community that feels as if I'm spending time with close family members on a daily basis. Teachers know the names of other students in the school, even if they have not taught them. Parents donate crafts and books to teachers, even when their children aren't in the class. Jenny Tubbs, our school principal, is a strong leader and is honestly the best administrator I've ever worked with. She is intelligent, eloquent, supportive, kind, understanding and loving. The parents, staff and children all adore her. *cont
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2013

Love Love Love this school. It is the best little school in TX. And little in a good way. The classes are small so that every child get the attention they need. If a student is excelling is excelling in a subject they will make sure they continue to be challenged. If they finding a subject to be difficult they will make sure they get the support to power through. We found the school by accident and are so thankful we did. We just wish it went through high school. The new Head of School is outstanding. She comes to AJA by way of LA with 10 years experience. They expect excellence in every classroom and they deliver. Check them out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2013

This is the biggest nightmare of a school to work in. I relocated with my family(no paid relocation) expecting for a good quality of life in Austin for a lower salary than the national average. Guess what, just rent is cheaper in Austin, but daily life is just as expensive as in other cities, just details. My job lasted 3 months and the Head of School wanted to reduce my salary in more than half!! In Texas you are not protected against this kind of breach of contract! I quit, two months later I saw a posting in a website for the same position so I guess the problem is not me... Management never agrees, expectation are unreal, instructions change weekly, and you will have to develop 6 different lesson plans for each group. Kids are great and so are fellow teachers, but think carefully and don't work here, don't do it to yourself. All my best
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 3, 2012

This school provides a nurturing environment for students to grow socially,academically and ethically. All students are welcomed into the extracurricular activities, so students who might not get a chance to play sports on a school team have a great opportunity here.The school is truly a community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

We have had our daughters at AJA since kindergarten and we have been thrilled with the school since day one. Our daughters have developed academically, socially, and spiritually beautifully - because of the committment and talents of the faculty and staff at AJA.
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Posted May 11, 2010

We have two kids at AJA. They both look forward to school every day, and love their teachers, friends, the activities, and what they are learning. My kids are young, and I love watching the middle schoolers. They thrive in the academically challenging, safe, nurturing environment, and are doing great academically. Small class sizes, individualized learning plans for each kid, teamwork among teachers, a buddy program for new kindergarteners and older kids, and many other features make this school unique. Get on their website and check out some of their academic achievements!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2010

AJA has been an outstanding personal and academic experience for my daughter. It's been more than I expected or could hope for her.
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Posted May 3, 2010

AJA is an outstanding academic experience focused on the whole child. Great teachers and amazing curricula = happy kids producing incredible results. I can highly recommend it.
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Posted April 14, 2010

AJA is a great school. The academics are great. The Jewish education is phenomenal and the experience is like none other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2010

We've been here since Kindergarten, and couldn't ask for a better education for our daughter. She is confident, smart and has a strong sense of self. She has placed consistently at PSIA academic competitions, and took a first award the regional science fair this year. She is in 5th grade but is in a 6th grade math program. She is very versed in Hebrew and will be able to pick up other languages readily due to learning a second language at an early age. The Judaic content has further strengthened her sense of identity and sense of wonder and awe. Additionally, these studies have bolstered her understanding of literary analysis and how events in history ripple forward through time. Relationships are forged across grade levels with a buddy system, and a strong parent community provides both friendships and support in times of need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

This school is a welcoming community. Staff is dedicated and talented and students engage in meaningful learning in both general and Judaic studies.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2008

the austin jewish academy teaches students to be fluent in hebrew by age 10. they also teach students about religious holidays and how to be a true jew. they offer their own form of girfted and talented, well sort of. All in all its pretty great
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 37%
Hispanic 8% 47%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Black 0% 14%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Pam Clark
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  • (512) 735-8351

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7300 Hart Ln
Austin, TX 78731
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