A group of students work on a planting project in Levana's garden.


Three lower school students work on a leaf project in the garden

Creating Impact, Inspiring Change

Our vision integrates character development, academic excellence, and Jewish values, fostering collaborative efforts and practical learning experiences.

SDJA's Sustainability Goals

Reduce our environmental impact and resource consumption

We are committed to reduce our environmental impact and costs across energy, waste, water, transportation, and more, fostering a greener, more sustainable future.

View our video about SDJA's solar project

Engage stakeholders and identify sustainability champions

Through formal and informal avenues, we encourage participation and leadership in our sustainability initiatives, ensuring a holistic approach to environmental stewardship and community involvement.

Launch programs and learning opportunities that foster character development

We strive to nurture character development and the expression of Jewish values, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience that prepares our students to be ethical leaders and responsible global citizens.

View our video from Tu Bishvat in Levana's Garden

Utilize interdisciplinary efforts to promote school-based sustainability

At SDJA, we believe in the power of interdisciplinary collaboration to promote sustainability. By integrating various disciplines, we aim to create a cohesive and coordinated approach to sustainability within our school community, fostering a culture of environmental stewardship and innovation.

Develop sustainability and environmental literacy for students, faculty, and community

Through education and resources, we aim to empower everyone in our community to make informed decisions and take action towards a more sustainable future.

Develop outdoor learning opportunities that model real life ways to live more sustainably

Our approach is to make sustainability real, relatable, and easy to adopt. We provide spaces for hands-on experiences that illustrate practical ways to incorporate sustainability into daily practices, enriching our educational environment and inspiring sustainable living.

SDJA Sustainability Report

Download the 2022/2023 Sustainability Report PDF.