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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Fun, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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To state the obvious, we live in unpredictable times, filled with images we could never have imagined only a couple of years ago. These rapid changes and lack of predictability create anxiety among many of us and that anxiety finds it way to our children, some more and some less. I wish this anxiety, or […]

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Calendar, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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We review the annual SDJA school calendar several times a year, making sure it meets our requirements of 180 days in which school is in session and is also parent-friendly. After our most recent review this week, I want to share some changes that will take effect for the 2016-2017 school year. •    First day […]

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Enhancing the SDJA Student Experience, By Skip Carpowich, CFO/COO

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If you take a walk around SDJA, you may notice a few changes around campus – all thanks to our student body. They asked and we listened. The process actually started this past summer at our Senior Leadership Team retreat where we reaffirmed our commitment to building confidence in the school and, toward that end, […]

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The Right Path, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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As a high achieving independent school, SDJA belongs to and receives accreditation from two different organizations: The California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC.) CAIS ensures that our program and governance is measured by the standards of selective and tuition-bearing schools throughout California. WASC measures our student […]

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