San Diego Jewish Academy

Located on a beautiful 56-acre campus in Carmel Valley, SDJA blends strong academics and meaning.

From personalized education to pluralism (embracing multiple beliefs), San Diego Jewish Academy offers infants to high school seniors a unique environment of acceptance and community that culminates in some of the nation’s highest-achieving students, but there is more to being a great student. We engage our student’s passions and help them discover their identity; developing them both scholastical

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Last week, we welcomed 130 Israeli students from Sha’ar HaNegev Regional High School, accompanied by teachers, counselors, and mental health professionals, to our SDJA campus.

The emotional encounter with our SDJA students felt more like a reunion than a first-time meeting. They needed to be with one another and craved the warmth and support of our embracing community.

Our students and families enjoyed Shabbat dinners, weekday outings, adventure, and lots of love with our special guests. May this connection with our “mishpachah” continue to strengthen and grow and may our Sha’ar HaNegev guests and their families in Israel know peace soon.


Yesterday, Kindergarteners hosted their Kindergarten Farm Stand! As part of our Core Knowledge Language Arts curriculum, students explored the importance of farms as a source of food and other essential products. Students delve into how farmers raise and care for farm animals, building upon their prior knowledge of plants from previous units. Through this, students drew connections between the needs of animals (food, water, and space) and those of plants.


On Monday, our lower school celebrated the 100th day of school.

Students could get creative and celebrate in my different fashions, such as wearing 100 band-aids on their shirts and wearing their hair with 100 hair ties. Students also had a chance to wear their favorite number from 1 to 100 or dress up as a person who is 100 years old.

We had so much fun celebrating 100 days of growth, learning, and creativity with our students!


Yesterday, the science and technology department hosted the middle school Science Fair! Since September, students from the 7th and 8th grades have worked on developing, researching, and running their experiments. Parents and teachers walked around to see each student's project and asked them questions, allowing students to showcase their hard work and ideas.


Parents and guests actively participated in the Beit Caffe event, offering 3rd-grade students a real-world application of their Hebrew skills.

Transforming the Ulam into a bustling Hebrew-speaking coffee shop, students assumed various roles as baristas, chefs, and waiters, creating an energetic atmosphere that provided a real-world context for their language learning.


Today, a few of our ECC students stopped by our Head of School's office to sing him Happy Birthday!


Our ECC and GMLS families enjoyed activities in the garden today after school to celebrate Tu B’Shvat, the “birthday of the trees.” They joined together in community to make bird feeders and art projects and participated in scavenger hunts while enjoying storytime!


This week on 💙We're more than a community; we're family.


Hevra (Student Government) students delivering their weekly orders of Challah to our SDJA parents. Shabbat Shalom!


Our 3rd-grade math class taking advantage of some outdoor learning while enjoying the San Diego sun!


We are so happy to welcome back our SDJA family today for the first day of school in the new year! Happy 2024!


Our Upper School students enjoyed Hanukkah celebrations last week during Lions Time! They could pick from participating in an "escape" room, Hanukkah trivia, or making dreidels with their classmates. We've truly enjoyed celebrating as a community.



Hanukkah has officially begun! On Wednesday evening, our SDJA family came together to create lasting memories at an unforgettable Hanukkah event. The festive spirit was palpable as nearly 500 individuals gathered on our campus, turning the night into a magical celebration.

Thank you to:
Hanukkah Event Committee Chairs: Rebecca Light, Jen Milrood, and Inna Judelson

Hanukkah Shuk Committee: Bianca Kopelwicz, Debbie Bank, and Jessica Pollak

Thank you to our fabulous photographer, our very own, Liat Feco, for the beautiful photos!



GMLS students write cards of support for the Israeli soldiers with beautiful and meaningful messages. 💙

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