Grades K-12

Academic Overview

Passion for Academic Excellence
Donna Klein Jewish Academy is a community of commitment, bonded by a love of knowledge and the joy of learning. Here, a dual curriculum of college preparatory academics and Judaic Studies ensures a level of academic rigor and achievement that few other schools can match. The comprehensive K-12 program offers something rare: a 21st century education founded in centuries of wisdom and tradition. Teachers are the heart and soul of the DKJA experience. Caring and talented, they provide a deliberate balance of challenge and support, inspiration and discipline, setting high expectations and providing the assistance needed to achieve students' goals.
The school’s STEAM-powered curriculum includes Honors, AP and advanced college-level courses including pre-med, pre-law and engineering programs in High School. Integrated classroom technology and innovative teaching methodologies provide a state-of-the-art learning experience. A broad range of hands-on and immersive learning experiences at every grade level provide the relevant context that transforms classroom knowledge into real-world skills.
DKJA also is the only Jewish Community Day School in the world to have earned certification as a FranklinCovey Leader In Me Lighthouse School. Beginning in Kindergarten, this renowned leadership program equips DKJA students with the critical thinking, problem solving, communication and executive functioning skills that are the hallmarks of high achievers.
As testament to the school’s high academic standards, DKJA graduates consistently gain admission to the country’s most prestigious colleges and universities and go on to rank among a “Who’s Who” of Jewish leaders around the world. College acceptances include Amherst College, Brandeis, Columbia University Jewish Theological Seminary, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, NYU Stern School of Business, Princeton, Tel Aviv University, Vanderbilt and many other fine educational institutions.