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Student Support Services

At San Diego Jewish Academy we believe that the social-emotional growth of our students is a vital component of their education, helping them to succeed as individuals and as positive members of the community. We have a number of different, but complementary, support services in place to help students achieve these goals both in the Golda Meir Lower School and Maimonides Upper School. On campus, our team of teachers, administrators, guidance counselors, faculty advisors, and learning specialists collaborate to help students cultivate powerful tools with which to thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.


School Counselors (K-12)

Sarah Greenstein

Sarah Greenstein, Guidance Counselor

We value the development and success of each student as a whole person, including their social-emotional growth.  By developing a caring and supportive relationship with our students, School Counselors function as a source of support for students and their families. School counselors provide students and parents with guidance about academic success, social skills, mental health, and personal wellness, as well as serve as a resource for community referrals to serve more in-depth or long-term needs.

Our School Counselors’ services include classroom guidance lessons; limited individual and small group counseling; individual/family/school crisis intervention; peer facilitation; consultation and collaboration, and referrals.

For more information or to talk to an SDJA Guidance Counselor, please contact Sarah Greenstein at sgreenstein@sdja.com or (858) 704-3748.

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Learning Center (K-12)

Lisa Sharp web

Lisa Sharp, Director of Student Support Services

The SDJA Learning Center is a K-12 resource to assist students in achieving their academic goals. The Learning Center specialists provide support which meets the students’ individual needs in partnership with their teachers and parents. Students work closely with specialists to strengthen their skills in the areas of self-advocacy, academics, planning, organizing, time management, problem solving, and test taking.

For more information regarding the SDJA Learning Center, please contact Lisa Sharp, Director of Student Support Services, 858-704-3795, lsharp@sdja.com



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