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
Beginning in 2018-19*, our middle school will offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP), 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 helps 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
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School
147 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10026
Hebrew Public is a growing national network of dual-language charter schools that serves as the School’s Charter Management Organization (CMO), and is responsible for all aspects of the school’s work. Find out more.