Lower School

Explore the SAA Lower School!

Our Lower School is a place where students in kindergarten through fifth grade engage deeply in learning and develop meaningful relationships with fellow students and teachers. Students enter into the Lower School program and are empowered to become proficient critical readers, skilled writers who can write across a variety of genres, and mathematicians who can master concepts that allow them to understand and solve a range of mathematical problems.
Discover why our program is right for you:

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  • Our Community

    We are a diverse community that is enriched by a wide range of cultures and religious practices. Here, students and parents form tight-knit friendships in the Lower School, many of which last a lifetime. The School community is one that sticks together and supports each other throughout life's challenges and celebrations.
  • Differentiated Learning

    Our teachers are highly trained in differentiated instruction. They use formative ASSESSMENT in all academic areas to better understand each child's strengths and weaknesses. We use these assessments to engage in both small group and individualized instruction to meet the needs of all learners. In addition, we have a Student Support Services department that includes advanced learning specialists and educational therapists to help meet the needs of all learners in our school. 

    With in-class differentiated learning that focuses on each child’s strengths, small group and one-on-one learning support and an advanced learners program, teachers and specialists differentiate instruction to address the needs of all students. Sinai Akiba is proud to have six learning specialists who provide support so that all students’ emotional, behavioral, social, and health needs are met.

  • Experiential Learning

    Learning isn't limited to the classroom. Each grade is involved in exciting activities in the innovation lab, experiments that push their reasoning skills, and excursions throughout the Los Angeles area and beyond where they experience real-world applications of their studies.  
  • Highly Trained Teachers

    Sinai Akiba Academy invests almost double the national school average in professional development in our faculty to ensure that our teachers are always growing and learning. Each year, our faculty attend (and lead sessions at) prestigious national conferences and workshops, including Columbia University Teachers College Readers/Writers Workshop, Summer Leadership Seminar at Stanford University, National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference, Responsive Classroom Leadership Insitute, the Center for Emotional Intelligence Workshop, and Wexner Summer Institute.
  • Responsive Classroom

    Responsive Classroom is an educational philosophy that understands that social/emotional learning is as important as academic learning. This philosophy is widely used throughout the Lower School and can be seen in morning meetings and the ways that teachers use language when they interact with students. Students achieve more when they feel like an active part of a classroom community.

    J-STEAM education is the study of Judaica, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. The program encompasses both project-based learning and design thinking to provide our students with opportunities to explore, collaborate, and create in our Innovation Lab. Students are encouraged to identify and solve problems through brainstorming, experimenting, and working towards mastery in an environment where it is safe to take risks.  Additionally, students learn technical and scientific principles such as coding and circuitry, all while developing real-world skills that they will use throughout their education.

Danielle Simantob, Current Parent

Sinai Akiba has given my children space to thrive as young thinkers.  The teachers take the time to each child and support them in the ways they are needed.
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About Sinai Akiba Academy

Sinai Akiba Academy is a private Jewish day school in Los Angeles, serving students in Early Childhood through Grade 8. We also offer a variety of parenting classes and programs for children through our Parenting Center. A Sinai Temple school.

Notice of Non-Discriminatory Policy As to Students

Sinai Akiba Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.