Where Education
Takes Root

At Desert Jewish Academy, we believe education is a seed waiting to bloom. We are an inclusive community day school dedicated to providing your child with a rich and fertile environment where both academic excellence and Jewish values can flourish.

Our Mission

To foster a vibrant community school where all students feel valued, supported, and empowered to reach their full potential.

To cultivate a lifelong love for learning that extends beyond the classroom and inspires intellectual curiosity and spiritual growth.

To equip our graduates with the academic foundation, character, and life skills necessary to thrive in an ever-changing world.


  • Holistic Educational Approach: We recognize the importance of nurturing the whole individual—mind, heart, and spirit. Our curriculum is designed to offer a comprehensive educational experience that encompasses rigorous secular studies and the rich traditions of Judaic learning.
  • Inclusivity and Community: We prioritize creating a welcoming environment where every student feels valued and supported. The sense of community is at the heart of our philosophy, fostering strong relationships and connections that enhance the overall educational experience.
  • Academic Excellence: We are dedicated to providing an outstanding academic foundation, preparing students for success in higher education and beyond. At the DJA we believe education is a personal journey, and our small class size and dynamic teachers build each lesson around our students to maximize their success and ability to connect with the material. Our focus on academic excellence extends to both secular studies and the exploration of Jewish heritage.
  • Character Development: We believe that education is not only about acquiring knowledge but also about developing strong character. Our philosophy places a significant emphasis on instilling ethical values, integrity, and a sense of responsibility locally and abroad in our students.
  • Lifelong Love for Learning: We inspire a passion for learning that extends beyond the classroom. Our dynamic approach encourages curiosity, critical thinking, and a commitment to continuous intellectual and spiritual growth throughout life.
  • Preparation for the Future: Beyond academic achievement, we strive to equip our graduates with the skills and values necessary for success in the modern world. This includes fostering adaptability, resilience, team work, communication, and problem solving.

See What Sets Us Apart: Schedule Your Tour

Step into a world where education and Jewish heritage thrive together. Join us for a tour to experience the vibrant atmosphere and innovative learning approach that define Desert Jewish Academy.