Harlem Hebrew Middle School Overview

Harlem Hebrew Language Academy is a rigorous public middle school that teaches Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepares them to be successful global citizens.

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme

We have submitted an application to offer the Middle Years Programme, which “aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning.”  The IB is a rigorous and highly regarded program and can help provide a competitive edge into top high schools.

Modern Hebrew and Israel Studies

Harlem Hebrew middle school students are taught Modern Hebrew daily in small groups by native speakers and learn about the cultures and history of Israel.  These areas of study culminate in an 8th-grade Capstone trip to Israel.

Diversity and Community

Our school is diverse by design, bringing together students and families from many different backgrounds.  Students engage in meaningful service-learning projects, including working with younger children.  Our school’s inclusiveness and sense of community develop students’ teamwork, empathy, cross-cultural understanding, and critical thinking – attributes that are vital for success in college and career.


We recognize that each student is unique. Through differentiated instruction, we provide each child with the opportunity to grow academically and socially, in ways that are tailored to their needs and learning styles.

Other features of our school include:

Rigorous instruction in English, math, social studies and science

Regents Algebra for qualifying 8th graders

Harlem Studies

Arts and music

Physical and health education

Extended school day and year

Integration of technology into multiple subject areas

Chess and dance

Regular opportunities to participate in Israeli and Hebrew-language music, drama and dance

Once you’ve filled out the simple online application, you’re entered into our lottery and don’t need to do anything else. If you’d like a school tour, please email us at Enroll@hebrewpublic.org or complete our online tour request form here.