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.
A volunteer Board of Directors governs the CJA. We value diversity in background, skills, and experience, and we believe it is important to have a Board that reflects the diversity of our school. All of the board members are parents or former parents of CJA students; there are also two external…read more
The Calgary Jewish Academy is committed to attracting energetic, dedicated and innovative teachers and staff who share our vision of making the CJA the best Jewish Day school in Canada. We offer a dynamic, challenging and caring work environment. Our faculty and staff are an integral part of the CJA community.read more
The Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA) was founded in 1987 as a result of the amalgamation of Calgary’s first Jewish day schools: the Calgary Hebrew School (1912) and the I.L. Peretz School (1927). The Calgary Jewish Academy has strong roots in the Jewish community and has a long history of educational…read more
Ms. Brenda English Ms. Brenda English Head of School Ms. Brenda English assumed the Principalship of The Calgary Jewish Academy in January of 2016. In September of 2017 she assumed the role of Head of School. Prior to taking the position at the CJA, Ms. English was an Administrator and…read more
Mission Community, Connections, Character, Confidence.Jewish Values, Identity, Traditions, Heritage and Hebrew FluencyAcademic Excellence & Innovation Vision To be the leader in engaging, educating and empowering Calgary’s Jewish youth. To become a nationally renowned independent school.read more
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Welcome to the Calgary Jewish Academy. Thank you for taking the first step in discovering how the CJA can support the development of a strong Jewish Identity and increase the academic and leadership potential of your child. The CJA has a century-long legacy educating children who have and will continue to…read more