Upper School Clubs

Academic and Judaic Tournament Teams
  • High Q - A competitive group of students who meet regularly to build their knowledge of factoids in preparation to win the Channel 2 High Q High School Tournament.
  • Mock TrialNational Bible Contest
  • Yeshiva University National Talmud Contest

Advocacy Clubs

  • Environmental Club
  • Israel Advocacy
  • No Place for Hate - A group of teachers and students dedicated to making Atlanta Jewish Academy a community that provides students, staff, and visitors a sense of safety, respect, and freedom.

Fine Arts Activities

  • Art - Strives to advance visual arts at Atlanta Jewish Academy. Members share a desire to integrate arts and creativity into students' lives.
  • Girls Glee Club
  • Girls Musical Dinner Theater
  • Improv
  • Music/Band
  • Purimpalooza Talent Show - The annual school talent show showcases the AJA talent and spirit that permeates the Upper campus.  The show consists of music, dance, comedy, and many other surprises that keep the audience at the tips of their seats for the entire evening.  The event runs Purim evening directly following the Megillah reading and makes Purim evening and even more festive occasion.  
  • Photography- The Photography Club is a way for interested students to learn about the medium and increase their photography skills. Students are encouraged to submit their photos for publication in the yearbook or Palette.
  • Spring Drama Production

Student Publications

  • The Gesher, Yearbook - A student-run publication that requires students to format and prepare the school yearbook, which is distributed each spring.  The yearbook editor(s) are US upperclassmen who coordinate the photography, writing, software formatting, advertising sales, and other tasks required to produce a fun and engaging annual with the rest of the yearbook staff.  
  • Literary Magazine - Voices, the AJA US Literary Magazine, is a student-run online publication featuring the creative writing of AJA students.  All AJA US students are encouraged to submit their poetry, fiction, plays, and/or artwork to be published in Voices.  Literary magazine members write original submissions, edit submitted work, and maintain the Voices website.
  • The Palette, School Newspaper

Student Government

  • Grade Council
  • Student Council

Leadership Programs

  • Big Sister/Little Sister
  • Honor Council
  • Internships
  • JUMP
  • Peer Leadership - The senior peer leaders work on cultivating leadership skills of their own while also meeting regularly with ninth graders to teach them all the things they wish they knew when they were in ninth grade.
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Upper School/Lower School Oneg Buddy Program

Service Learning Clubs

  • Chesed Club - To participate in projects that foster Service Learning within the Jewish and greater community. Projects will be planned, coordinated and performed by club members.
  • Kids Who Care - Students Who Care (S.W.C.) is a community service organization that takes full responsibility of student's mandatory community service hours. SWC does this by planning projects, rides, food, and service forms for the students making community service hours easier and more fun.

Honor Societies

  • National Honor Society - A select group of students who exemplify the school's dedication to service, leadership, scholarship, and character. Members plan and participate in monthly service projects, attend regular meetings, and maintain a 3.6 GPA. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed their sophomore year, maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.7, and stood out to faculty and students for their character, dedication to service, and leadership abilities.

Exploring Judaism

  • Jewish Philosophy
  • Jewish Medical Ethics
  • March of the Living
  • Mishmeret
  • Mishmor
  • Process of Jewish Law

Math and Technology Activities

  • Discrete Math
  • Georgia Math League
  • Programming


  • Cross Country
  • Conditioning
  • Boys & Girls Basketball
  • Boys & Girls Soccer
  • Boys Wrestling
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Volleyball

Food Clubs

  • Meat Club - The Meat Club will learn outdoor grilling while enjoying the benefits of meat.