American Hebrew Academy

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
Tel: 336-217-7070
4334 Hobbs Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
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  • The American Hebrew Academy is the only Jewish college preparatory boarding school in the world.
  • We are a caring community with dedicated faculty and staff who challenge Academy students of all backgrounds to maximize their full academic, personal, and spiritual potential, inpsiring our students to discover who they are and who they can become, as learners, as leaders, and as Jews.
  • The Academy seeks to educate the whole student - mind, body and soul - while engaging in experiential learning. Our challenging dual curriculum is based on traditional college preparatory classes together with an enriched program of Jewish studies.
  • We are American, Mexican, French, Indonesian, Australian (to name a few). We play tennis, soccer, basketball and volleyball. We do theater and art, we love cooking, and science and math. We are conservative, reform, orthodox and every Jew in between.

Alumni Reviews
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  • Indiana University
    There are so many international students. I met so many people from all around the world each year and was able to learn in classes with them. I had the opportunity to live with them. . .
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    First of all, AHA is a Jewish school. Not only is it Jewish, but it is also not affiliated with any sect or branch of Judaism. The school is accepting of all traditions and customs. . .
  • IDF
    1. Being a Jew and meeting more Jews around the world blowing the bubble you were used to before and showing you more environment and way of life around the planet. 2.facilities and equipments are on. . .
  • Kennesaw State University
    One aspect of the American Hebrew Academy that I feel makes it unique from other boarding schools is the small class sizes. The maximum capacity for a class was fifteen students; this made classrooms very. . .
  • North Carolina State University
    The mandatory Jewish studies aspect of AHA is a very important thing to me. The religious undertones of the school make it very unique. However I think the most important aspect of the Jewish life. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2017 School Data
American HebrewBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG7-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationJewishNon-denominational
Year Founded20011910
Campus Size100 acres106 acres

Student Body

Enrollment145 students300 students
% Students of Color
5%
20%
% International Students
50%
20%
% Students Boarding
90%
66%
Average SAT Score1230* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1200 - 1500-
Average ACT score26*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size10 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:41:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2417
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
67%
70%
Summer Program OfferedNoYes

Finances

Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$42,000
(Tuition does not include a $1,200 technology fee)
$54,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$24,000
(Tuition does not include a $1,200 technology fee)
$30,000
% Students on Financial Aid
46%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant18329$22,844
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo

Admission

Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
50%
55%
Director of AdmissionsBarbara Greenstein Boyette
Associate Director of AdmissionsLaura Berke Hausman

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered815
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total Extracurricular Organizations2624
ExtracurricularsClub or Organization:
Active Minds at AHA, AHAcapella, AHArai Student Ambassador Program, Art Club, Book Club, Business Club, Chess Club, Comic Book Club, Creative Writing/Literary Magazine, Dance Club, Four Corners (Tikkun Olam), Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), Green Team: Environmental Club, Israel Club, Jewish Life Committee, Partner Dance Club, Positive Psychology Club, Programming Committee, Republican Club, Social Action Board, Special Olympics, Stock Market Club, Student Government, The AHA Standard (Newspaper), Theatrical Society, Women's Advocacy Group (WAG)

School Notes

  • If you want to be intellectually stimulated, in small classes with teachers who engage with you (not just lecture), living in community with Jewish students from all backgrounds from all over the world, the American Hebrew Academy is the high school for you.  This academically rigorous, college-prep Jewish high-school educates students in a beautiful camp-like setting with top-notch facilities and accomplished faculty and staff.
    • School accreditations: TABS, NAIS, NCAIS, SAIS, AdvancED Accredited
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