Our General Studies Department offers a well-rounded program in Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, American History and Science, with specialty teachers in the areas of Music, Art, Physical Education, Library, and Computer Science.
The Hebrew Academy’s strong commitment to computer literacy begins in our Early Childhood Center with computers in every classroom— from our three-year old program on up. In addition, the Hebrew Academy boasts a computer lab containing 20 computers with internet capabilities. This year the Academy installed a state-of-the-art server system that promotes student collaboration in both the classroom and at home. The server allows students to to have access to all the software available through the school whether they be at home, in the classroom or on the road.
Every classroom in the school is equipped with a SMART interactive whiteboard allowing teachers and students to be become more involved and engaged in classroom activities and lessons.
Students at the Hebrew Academy are exposed to a variety of software via the web and through the school’s own software library. Students in grades K-2 familiarize themselves with the computer as a whole, and improve basic math, literacy and art skills through activities on a variety interactive websites.
Students 3-8 are required to perform weekly keyboarding practice which in turn leads to students learning Word Processing, building Powerpoint slideshow presentations and manipulating data in both tabular and graph forms. Starting in 4th grade, students create print publications, showcasing creativity and design skills. Grades 5-8 begin to master more advanced skills such as photo manipulation (Photoshop), Publication design (InDesign) website creation (HTML CSS and WordPress). The 8th graders are responsible every year for designing and creating the school yearbook using the skills they have mastered throughout their years at the Hebrew Academy
The Hebrew Academy’s sports and physical fitness program is modeled after the Presidential Fitness Program (www.presidentschallenge.org) and emphasizes the development of leadership skills, sportsmanship, and a strong self esteem.
Students learn important lessons about respect for others, team dynamics, camaraderie and individual accomplishment. Emphasis is placed on the development of motor and cognitive skills, through movement exploration and participation in games and sports.
The students are exposed to a wide array of sports, including softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer and football.
Special school-wide events, such as Lag B’Omer field day, Color War, foster enthusiasm for physical fitness and complement the fitness curriculum.