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Beyond the Classroom

At Barrack, we offer a broad range of beyond-the-classroom opportunities that inspire students to explore their interests, hone their skills, and ignite their passions. These programs take place in-school and out-of-school, providing hands-on and real world experiences that enrich classroom learning and expand horizons. 

Barrack Middle School students enjoy curricular trips to area museums and to Washington, D.C. and Williamsburg, VA. They become “Keepers of the Earth” during a four-day Teva program, and their Planet Earth, Planet Ocean and Planet Space year-long science units take them to mining museums, the open seas, and space observatories.

In school, 73% of Barrack Middle School student participate in athletic programs and have the opportunity to play on ten sports teams. They also participate in dynamic club offerings that range from Environmental Action to Robotics, from Animal Rights to Human Rights, and from Computers to Israel.

They have an opportunity to lead on the Middle School Council, in minyanim, on publication staffs and on stage during the annual Middle School musical.

Barrack Upper School students expand their interests in science and engineering by participating in the 9th grade Annenberg Science Symposium, and JETS (Junior Engineering Technical Society) and national math competitions. They also participate in the Columbia University Press Conferences, advocate for Israel at Panim el Panim and AIPAC conferences, and present at the World Affairs Council.

Barrack French and Latin students are invited to travel to France and Italy every four years, and Barrack juniors have the opportunity to live and study in Israel for a trimester, becoming global citizens.

All Barrack seniors perform 120 hours of community service during their senior year, a prerequisite for graduation. 100% of Barrack students participate in Chesed programs, performing community service and acts of loving kindness that bring Jewish values to life.