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Jack M. Barrack Academy is a pluralistic 6-12 school preparing the next generation of Jewish leaders.  

Our modern approach to education is steeped in history as the nation’s first pluralistic Jewish secondary day school.

From our start as Akiba Hebrew Academy in 1946 to today, we have been teaching students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers by integrating a comprehensive and rigorous college preparatory curriculum with the teaching of essential Jewish and American values and texts.

At Barrack, our challenging, inspiring education integrates humanities, sciences, and Jewish studies in a nurturing setting. We’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive community that values and embraces all students.

Barrack graduates value diversity; celebrate the richness of Judaism's language, culture, and history; and have a strong connection to Israel. At Barrack, we show students how questions are as important as answers along the path to intellectual, creative, and spiritual growth.