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A pluralistic Jewish day school for students in grades 6-12, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy integrates a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the teaching of deeply rooted Jewish values and texts. Our students become leaders of the American, Jewish, and global communities inspired to better the world.

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#1
Nation's First and Greater Philadelphia's Only Pluralistic Jewish Secondary School

Founded in 1946, our modern approach to education is steeped in history and constantly evolving.

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85%
of Students are
Accepted to Their
First-choice University

100% of our students are admitted to at least
one of their top three schools or gap year programs.

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1:6
Teacher to Student
Ratio

Students receive
personal attention in small
class sizes averaging
14 students per class.

12%
National Merit
Scholars

The Class of 2019 boasts
4 semi-finalists and
2 commended scholars.

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100%
Community Service
Participation

Lending a helping hand in hospitals, museums, senior homes, and social service groups, our students put their values into action.

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90%
of Teachers Have
an Advanced Degree

In addition to master's degrees, PhDs, and ordinations, teachers have an average of 15 years of teaching experience.

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75%
of Students Participate
in at Least One Sport

With 32 sports teams, every student has the chance to compete and play.

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50 Clubs
and
6 Publications

We offer an abundance of opportunities for students to explore their passions.

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Drama Productions

Each year, students have an opportunity to sing, dance, act, direct, and help behind the scenes in our hit musicals, plays, and cabaret performances.

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65 Zip Codes
and 3 States

Students come from far and wide to study at Barrack. 65 zip codes, 3 states, one community.

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3
Rhodes Scholars

Since the 1990s, 3 Akiba-Barrack alumni have been awarded as Rhodes Scholars and 4 alumni have received Fulbright Fellowships.

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#3
International
Math Olympiad

Barrack scored 3rd place in the Jewish High School Math League (JHSML) International Olympiad with more than 1000 students competing from over 50 schools on 5 continents.

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Why Barrack?

Academic Excellence. Jewish Values. Warm Community. Inspiring Educators. Meaningful Learning. 

Learn more about the Barrack Advantage

 

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Where Are They Now?

Our alumni are renowned journalists, award-winning filmmakers, Jewish scholars, published authors, entrepreneurs, and global health advocates.

Learn more about our Barrack graduates