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Welcome to the Calgary Jewish Academy

The Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA) was founded in 1987 as a result of the unification of Calgary’s first Jewish day schools: the Calgary Hebrew School (1912) and the I.L. Peretz School (1927).

Our dedicated faculty teaches a rigorous dual curriculum (Alberta Education curriculum and Judaic Studies) which challenges students from Nursery through Grade Nine to excel academically and develop a strong sense of identity. Our approach to education is based upon the morals and values set forth by Jewish heritage and tradition: teaching, learning, respect, leadership and cooperation.

Students at the CJA are encouraged to explore their identities through scholarship and to make Judaism culturally and socially relevant in the 21st century. They are provided with the tools to translate belief into action — all while creating friendships and community connections that will last a lifetime.


Did You Know
"Our school is important to the community because it brings the community together."
Bev Sklar, CJA Alumnus and Proud CJA Parent
Did You Know
The CJA is different from other schools because it is a close knit, warm environment.
Mary Waterman, CJA Alumna
Did You Know
"The CJA is different from other schools because it is Calgary's Jewish community school."
Did You Know
The CJA ranked in the top 3% of schools in Alberta on the Fraser Institute Report Card 2014-2015.

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