American Hebrew Academy

5.00 5 1 (6 reviews)
4334 Hobbs Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
  • 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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
American HebrewBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
ADD/ADHD SupportYesYes
Religious AffiliationJewishNon-denominational
Year Founded20011910
Campus Size100 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment153 students313 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
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 Ratio1:31:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedNoYes


Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
(Tuition does not include a $1,200 technology fee)
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(Tuition does not include a $1,200 technology fee)
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$18,329$25,000
Merit Scholarships OfferedYesNo


Application DeadlineNone / RollingJan. 15
SSAT RequiredNoYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsBarbara Greenstein Boyette

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered2117
CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP English Language and Composition, AP European History, AP Language and Culture, AP Literature and Composition, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History


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


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, Skiing/Snowboarding Club, Social Action Board, Special Olympics, Stock Market Club, Student Government, The AHA Standard (Newspaper), Theatrical Society

College Matriculation

Year: 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Link to Matriculation Data

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.
    • American Hebrew Academy accreditations: TABS, NAIS, NCAIS, SAIS, AdvancED Accredited

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