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Middle School

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Welcome to the Robert Saligman Middle School of Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy.

Academic, religious, physical, social, and emotional growth is the focal point of our middle school's dual curriculum in secular and religious subjects. Students are encouraged to think, question, learn, and make decisions guided by Jewish values.

Middle school is a journey of self-discovery that sparks growth and exciting change as our students learn to make decisions, think critically, question thoughtfully, and fully participate in a variety of learning experiences.

Our programs address the needs, interests, and skills of middle-schoolers and encourage them to live and learn by our Derech Eretz/דרך ארץ values of kavod (honor)/כבוד, hesed (loving-kindness)/חסד, ometz lev (courage)/אומץ לב, and kehillah (community)/קהילה. These experiences and values empower our young scholars to embrace challenges and take on new responsibilities. 

Our excellent team of middle school educators creates a nurturing environment where students draw upon their creativity and curiosity. Our teachers serve as role models who support, challenge, and guide students as they navigate adolescence and explore their passions, take a deep dive into academics, create new friendships, and celebrate our traditions. 

Barrack nurtures the individuality that each member of our middle school community brings to the classroom, playing field, stage, and school community.


Students take courses in both secular and Jewish subjects as well as electives in areas of interest.

Click below to learn more about each subject or offering.


In addition to coursework, middle school students participate in several signature programs.

learn more about our middle school signature programs here

Barrack teachers encourage us to question, to think for ourselves. They care about our opinions and inspire us to think creatively, shaping our lives, our values, and our actions.

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