The American Hebrew Academy is the only international Jewish college prep boarding school in the world! The advantages of boarding schools are boundless. The advantages of a Jewish boarding school will last a lifetime. The Academy inspires intellectually adventurous teenagers from 31 states and 38 countries to pursue excellence in a one-of-a-kind academic environment.
The diverse culture, customs, and values of Judaism challenge Academy students of all backgrounds to maximize their full academic, personal, and spiritual potential, which serve as the foundation for lifelong learning, community service, and global engagement. Experiential learning, competitive athletics, creative arts, travel around the world, and leadership development is at the core of the Academy's holistic curriculum.
The American Hebrew Academy is an elite school with an internationally acclaimed faculty and staff, state-of-the-art facilities, the world's most significant closed-loop geothermal heating and cooling system, and a stunning 100-acre (40 hectares) lakefront campus in Greensboro, North Carolina. Graduates are regularly admitted to prestigious colleges and universities and go on to leadership positions in business, medicine, law, finance, social service, and the Jewish community in the United States, Israel, and around the world.
You may come from the only Jewish family in your town. Alternatively, you may live in a wealthy Jewish environment. Either way, you will discover more about yourself at the American Hebrew Academy. Furthermore, you will learn about the privilege and responsibility of becoming one of tomorrow's Jewish leaders. You will gain a greater understanding of who you are as a Jew and more excellent knowledge and respect for the diversity of Jews. We Believe:
That high school students thrive in a place that engages their convictions and intellect, with traditional and innovative approaches to prayer, practice, and peoplehood.
Jewish families worldwide deserve a place where their children's traditions, histories, and cultures flourish within a global Jewish environment.
That a Jewish community based on life-long friendships, unforgettable experiences, and a sacred connection to Israel and the Jewish people inspires young people to become leaders in their community.
That the Jewish world in the 21st century needs educated and sophisticated young leaders who honor both the diversity of Jewish beliefs and the commonalities that bring us together.
At the American Hebrew Academy, education is strengthened by Jewish values for learning, by the respect accorded to the learning process, and by student adaptation to working continuously on concurrent strands of study. Graduates of the Academy commonly speak of the ease with which they can navigate college course loads after managing the work required in a dual curriculum.
The integration of the liberal arts and sciences and the program of Jewish learning is a unique feature of the Academy's academic program, including a period of study in Israel and is unmatched by any other school in the world. Formal instruction, informal programming, and innovative learning opportunities are combined to create a holistic educational experience in a Jewish community.
At the American Hebrew Academy, we are committed to creating a one-of-a-kind school and nurturing the world's future Jewish leaders. We seek students who are academically motivated, excited to live, and learn in an international environment, and want to further their Jewish identity. At the American Hebrew Academy (or AHA as it is affectionately called), students thrive in small classrooms and actively engage in sports, theatre, clubs, student organizations, and happily participate in community service and Jewish life on campus. Our close-knit community supports and challenges our students to be the best version of themselves.