Student Life

Life at the Academy

Imagine a magnificent lakeside campus, student houses, classroom buildings, a student union, and athletic center built from Jerusalem stone.
When you step through the gates, it feels like home away from home. What makes the American Hebrew Academy so special are the people, the friendships and the Jewish community that are at the heart of everything we do.
It’s an experience that is hard to put into words, but for our students it is knowing that they are better for having been part of the American Hebrew Academy family.
Learning doesn’t stop when the school day ends. Extra-curricular, service projects, sports, arts and Jewish Life experiences create an environment like no other for our students. There is always something to be a part of and a moment to be remembered. Join the winter ski trip, go hiking on Grandfather Mountain, celebrate Shabbat in Times Square at C-Teen, attend the AIPAC Conference in Washington, D.C. or just chill and soak up some rays at the Wet N’ Wild Waterpark or Carowinds Amusement Park.
Acres of Land on Campus
(40 hectares)
Student Homes on Campus
Percent of Faculty Live on Campus
Percent Boarding Students

Our Future Leaders

The most eloquent expression of the Academy’s significance is the young people who choose to come here. Here is a place where future leaders unlock their potential while an entire people is enriched and strengthened.

The Academy Advantage

As a boarding school, we are at work 24/7, focusing all of our energy, talents, and best ideas on our students, at a time in their lives when every moment matters.
Our faculty’s connection to students doesn’t end with the class bell. Along with serving as teachers, advisors, coaches, and program leaders, many also live with students as House Parents.
They cook together, celebrate Shabbat, and are always on hand to share the high and low moments that define the teenage years. They create a warm and inviting home away from home for our students.