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About This School

Austin Jewish Academy is a private middle school. The principal of Austin Jewish Academy is Pam Clark, who can be contacted at pam.clark@austinjewishacademy.org. 131 children attend Austin Jewish Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. The student to teacher ratio at Austin Jewish Academy is 7:1. Murchison Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Hebrew
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 91%
Hispanic 8%
Multiracial 0.8%
Asian 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    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.

  • (6 months ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    *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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

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

  • (3 years ago)

    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!

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (5 years ago)

    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

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