Special Programs

Upper School student posing in NASA shirts

Assembly Programming

As part of our mandate to promote social-emotional intelligence in our students, we offer assembly programming several times a year to:

  • Develop resilience
  • Deal with stress and anxiety
  • Navigate social media
  • Maintain healthy peer relationships

Guest speakers supplement curricular learning, particularly in the areas of Israel education and Holocaust education and reflection. Individual academic department heads often invite our alumni to speak to current students about their experiences in the working world.

Student-Organized Conferences

To supplement our curriculum and offer leadership opportunities, we host several conferences organized and run by our 12th graders. An important part of the Barrack experience for decades, these half-day events feature a well-known keynote speaker and several breakout sessions led by alumni, Barrack parents, and community members. Breakout sessions may include a hands-on component to foster in-depth learning.

By extending the learning from the classroom to real-world situations, our conferences help educate our students as global citizens who strive to make an impact.