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.
of Students are
Accepted to Their
100% of our students are admitted to at least
one of their top three schools or gap year programs.
Teacher to Student
personal attention in small
class sizes averaging
14 students per class.
The Class of 2019 boasts
4 semi-finalists and
2 commended scholars.
Lending a helping hand in hospitals, museums, senior homes, and social service groups, our students put their values into action.
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.
of Students Participate
in at Least One Sport
With 32 sports teams, every student has the chance to compete and play.
We offer an abundance of opportunities for students to explore their passions.
Each year, students have an opportunity to sing, dance, act, direct, and help behind the scenes in our hit musicals, plays, and cabaret performances.
Students come from far and wide to study at Barrack. 90 zip codes, 3 states, one community.
Since the 1990s, 3 Akiba-Barrack alumni have been awarded as Rhodes Scholars and 4 alumni have received Fulbright Fellowships.
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.
Academic Excellence. Jewish Values. Warm community. Inspiring Educators. Meaningful Learning.
Where Are They Now?
Our alumni are renowned journalists, award-winning filmmakers, Jewish scholars, published authors, entrepreneurs, and global health advocates.