An SDJA education engages students with a diverse and challenging course schedule that offers a comprehensive and rigorous education, preparing our students for the important transition into college. An SDJA graduate is especially appealing to colleges because our students graduate with 100 more credits than most high school students due to our elevated graduation requirements and Judaics courses.
Art & Music
The visual and performing arts are a valued part of the SDJA curriculum. Courses of study include visual art, ceramics, drama, instrumental music, and choir minyan. We believe that the practice of making art engages the imagination, promotes innovation and builds self-confidence.
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AthleticsAthletics are a vital part of the curriculum at SDJA. As an extension of the academic classroom and traditional school day, many valuable life lessons are learned through athletic participation. Click here to learn more about Athletics at SDJA.
The Maimonides Upper School Humanities Department seeks to instill in our students a curiosity and respect for our global community. Faculty and curriculum are dedicated to fostering discerning and self-reliant citizens who are prepared to actively and ethically participate in a globalized society.
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The Judaic Studies curriculum at SDJA is designed to ensure that graduates leave our school with a deep appreciation for a wide variety of Jewish subjects, from the Torah to modern Jewish history and everything in between. In addition, students acquire a variety of skills, such as textual analysis and critical thinking, that they take with them for the rest of their lives at SDJA and beyond.
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Students are encouraged to learn a second (or more) language while at SDJA. In addition to Hebrew, which is required in the lower grades, SDJA offers a number of foreign language options.
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