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The American Hebrew Academy is America's Only Jewish Pluralistic College Prep Boarding School.

Our Mission is to provide a nurturing educational environment where students are challenged to prepare for college, explore their Jewish identity, and graduate with lifelong skills for learning and leadership. We honor the diversity of the Jewish people and embrace our customs, practices and culture. We believe that an engaged teenager is an empowered teenager.

Our location is a beautiful park-like, 100-acre wooded campus in Greensboro, North Carolina, an unusually vibrant Jewish community.

Our students, 9th- through 12th-graders, come from throughout America and around the world. We accept applications for admission from students entering all grades and from all Jewish backgrounds.


Our teachers are committed to working with teenagers. Many bring more than 20 years' experience. Our faculty includes those who have earned Ph.D.'s and board certification in their subjects, and those who have lived and taught in Israel. Two-thirds have advanced degrees.

Our student:teacher ratio is less than 1:12. Average class size is 12 students or less.  Every class emphasizes active, hands-on learning.

Our innovative dual curriculum emphasizes traditional college preparatory courses and an enriched program of Jewish studies.

Technology is central to every student's experience. Each student receives a business-quality tablet computer. Each classroom is equipped with a SMART Board, ELMO projector, video recording of camera and television content, DVD and VCR units, and advanced technology linking microscopes and other classroom measurement instruments to student computers. The information collected and processed by this technology is easily made available to all students (as well as parents) whether on campus or at home.

Learning facilities and resources include state-of-the-art science labs, a student-operated television station, a botany lab and greenhouse, Hebrew language learning lab, media lab and a growing library collection of over 5,000 volumes spanning a broad range of traditional academic subjects, fiction, and Jewish studies.

Living spaces are home-like residences built for about 20 students each. Students live two to a room, alongside resident houseparents and assistant houseparents. Homes have lounges, televisions, and laundry rooms. Students and teachers share meals in a kosher dining pavilion.

Health and safety are priorities. We offer a fully equipped and staffed health center and 24-hour campus security.

Athletes join school teams in baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling. We also offer intramurals and recreational and fitness activities.

The Athletic Center is where the action is. The $15 million, 88,000 square foot facility houses our competition-sized pool, indoor basketball courts, rock climbing walls, a wrestling room, cardiovascular equipment, a nautilus room, a racquetball court, and audio systems that rock the house. Baseball, softball, soccer, track, tennis courts and practice fields are in daily use. All of our fields have outdoor lighting and are professionally maintained. Our new boathouse sits on a beautiful site where we offer kayaking and sailing on our 22-acre lake.

Other ways to get involved: work on the school newspaper, sing with the AHACapella group, act, play musical instruments, create art, and learn the ins and outs of media in our on-campus television station.

Admission is open to boarding and day students of all Jewish backgrounds entering 9th through 12th grade and is based on merit, extracurricular activities, standardized test scores, academic history, interest in Judaism, and desire to live and learn in a nurturing environment.

Tuition, room, board, and fees are $23,800 (day students) and $39,800 (boarding students) for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Financial aid is available to families based on demonstrated financial need. Scholarships are available based on merit and for children of rabbis, full-time Jewish professionals and educators.

Campus Security: The American Hebrew Academy has invested millions of dollars in campus security infrastructure and annual security operations. The safety of our students and the entire Academy community that lives and works on our campus is our greatest concern. Our security systems and procedures were developed in consultation with top ranking, highly experienced Israeli military and security personnel. Our security operations are managed 24/7, 365 days a year. Our in-house security team, experienced and knowledgeable in both military and police tactics, in conjunction with Greensboro Police Department officers working on our campus round the clock, create a security force that is visible, well known and is fully integrated into all Academy operations and programs. The use of technology is also a significant component in our security program and students are required to comply with safety and security procedures at all times.

The American Hebrew Academy is a non profit corporation chartered in accordance with IRS regulation 501(C)3 and has adopted policies and best practices to assure transparency and the public's confidence in its operations. The Academy provides its IRS Form 990 (Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax) and all applicable schedules to the public through this link: American Hebrew Academy IRS Form 990.

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