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Middle School

Designed to maximize academic, cultural, and social opportunities

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The Hebrew Academy Middle School curriculum was developed after years of extensive research and is based on models of excellence. Electives and enrichment programs reflect the interests of adolescents and are designed to maximize academic, cultural and social opportunities.

Students benefit from the many advantages that a small school offers while enjoying programs with students in other schools. Inter-school programs (involving private and public schools) enrich the students’ experiences without sacrificing the daily, personal attention so vital to maximizing every student’s potential.

High School Placement

High School Placement

Our students have attended the following prestigious high schools:

  • Academy of Allied Health & Science (AAHS)

  • Animal & Botanical Sciences Academy

  • Biotechnology High School (BTHS)

  • Business Administration Learning Center

  • Communications High School (CHS)

  • Computer Science Academy

  • Contemporary Global Issues Learning Center

  • Culinary Arts Academy

  • Fine and Performing Arts Academy

  • High Technology High School (HTHS)

  • Humanities Learning Center

  • Law and Public Service Learning CenterLaw Enforcement and Public Safety Academy

  • Marine Academy of Science & Technology (MAST)

  • Medical Sciences Learning Center

  • Navy JROTC Academy

  • Science & Engineering Learning Center

The school guidance counselor will provide the 8th grade families with detailed information about:

Open house dates
Requirements for admission
Application deadlines

Community Service

As part of the Middle School Jewish Family Life Program, students in Grades 6, 7, and 8, are responsible to perform a certain number of community service hours over the course of the school year. Community service must be pre-approved by the Community Service Coordinator Community service can include, but is not limited to:

  1. Tutoring

  2. Volunteering at a Synagogue or Federation Event

  3. Mitzvah Day, Marlboro Day

  4. Friendship Circle

  5. Family Fun Day

  6. School Sponsored Babysitting Opportunities

Community Service

Middle School Trips

Middle School Trips

Grade 6


Teva, at Camp Isabella Freedman, is a unique environmental camp experience, where Judaic Studies and appreciation, as well as heightened awareness of the environment, are intertwined into a memorable four-day experience. This has traditionally been a time of bonding for the students, who learn the value of teamwork and cooperation through their daily activities.


Grade 6, 7, and 8

Hersey Park

Middle School students go on a field trip to Hershey Park for a special private opening for Sukkot. Jewish schools and groups converge upon the park for a day of fun and laughter, while celebrating the joyous holiday of Sukkot. The park builds a huge sukkah offering the visitors the opportunity to fulfill the mitzvah of leyeshev basukkah (the blessing for eating in the sukkah). The students end the day with a tour of the Hershey factory.


Grade 6 and 7

Washington / Baltimore

The Grades 6 & 7 year-end trip alternates between Washington and Baltimore. Some of the highlights of
this 3 day/2 night trip are visits to the:


  • National Aquarium in Baltimore

  • Maryland Science Center

  • Tour of National Memorials: Vietnam, Korean, Lincoln, Washington Monument

  • Tour the Capitol Building

  • Holocaust Museum, Air & Space Museum

  • Oriole’s Game/Tour of Camden Yards


Grade 8


The spring trip to Israel for our 8th grade students is the culmination of their learning experience here at​ ​Solomon Schechter – they will have the first hand opportunity to practice conversational Hebrew, to visit​ ​historic sites, and to embrace Israeli culture.

This two week trip is exceptionally rewarding, and is an investment in our students’ Jewish education. Some highlights will include:

  • Visit to a Kibbutz

  • Camel Trek in the Judean Desert

  • Masada

  • Ein Gedi

  • Floating in the Dead Sea

  • Jerusalem—Mount Scopus, Yad Vashem, Mount Herzl , City of David, Tour of the Western

  • Wall Tunnel, Mount Zion, the Jewish Quarter, Machane Yehuda, the Western Wall,

  • Ammunition Hill Casesaria

  • Visit a Druze village

  • Tiberias

  • Rosh Hanikra

  • Acco

  • Haifa

  • Bahai Gardens

  • Tzfat

  • The Golan Heights

  • Tel Aviv

  • Old Jaffa

  • Independence Hall

  • Rabin Square

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