Academics

Learning at AHA

We teach students to learn. No matter which grade you enter, you quickly get caught up in the excitement and momentum of learning. We nurture students to become life long learners.

The American Hebrew Academy is a place where you can discover the power, individuality, and focus of your talents. Classes in English, mathematics, social science, science, physical education, and Jewish history, philosophy and thought encourage you to ask and answer big questions.

Meet our Teachers.

They come from all over the world. They’re mentors, helpful advisers, and an extended family. The Socratic teaching methodology emphasizes debate; teachers want to hear your opinions and ideas.

Take a Leap Forward.

We offer traditional AP courses and advanced courses that are unique to the Academy. You can get a head start on higher education, by participating in The Dual Enrollment at Guilford College program.

We place students in research internships and challenge them with our leading edge science & engineering curriculum.

Whatever your academic passion, you can pursue it.

Bottom Line.

The American Hebrew Academy prepares students for college and to lead honorable, imaginative, and informed lives. We teach “life skills” beyond the classroom that will benefit our students long past their years at the Academy.

Students can explore future careers by choosing a variety of courses in particular fields of study.

Thirteen Heads are Better Than One!

If your idea of learning is sitting behind a desk, start thinking differently – we don’t have desks at the Academy. Our students gather around fully wired “learning tables.” The tear-drop shaped design makes it possible for students and teachers to put their heads together to discuss, debate, and most of all, learn.

“At the Academy, there aren’t any desks. Every classroom has a single learning table – a big wooden oval. We sit around it and learn from each other. You wouldn’t think a piece of furniture would make a huge difference in the way you learn, but it does.”

-Academy Student

National Merit Scholarship and Advanced Placement Examinations

The American Hebrew Academy is recognized as a school of academic excellence. Four percent of the Academy’s graduates have earned National Merit Scholarship Honors – the most prestigious high school scholarship program in the U.S. Six percent of Academy graduates have earned honors from the College Board Advanced Placement program for exceptional scores on the AP national examinations.