San Diego Jewish Academy
|San Diego Jewish Academy|
|Head of school||Chaim Heller|
San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) is an independent Jewish day school currently located in the Carmel Valley community of San Diego, California. The school is composed of three schools: SDJA Preschool, Golda Meir Lower School for grades K-5 and Maimonides Upper School for grades 6-12.
SDJA began as a small neighborhood school in rented facilities on the property of Congregation Tifereth Israel in 1979.
In 1999, San Diego Jewish Academy built a 40-acre campus in Carmel Valley. As of 2013, SDJA is a 56-acre campus.
In 2009, the San Diego Jewish Academy Lions were the first ever Jewish football teams in the United States. The team is made up of 11 players who have taken 25th place in their league and made an appearance in the CIF playoffs. In 2018, the Lions made it to the Finals of the CIF championship.
- Drew Ferris (born 1992), football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League
- David Schipper (born 1991), soccer player for Southland United of the New Zealand Football Championship
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