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Designed to maximize academic, cultural, and social opportunities

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.

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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 Center
Law 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

High School Placement


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 Sevice
Middle School Trips
Hershey Park
Washinto / Baltimore


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.


Grades 6, 7, and 8


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.

Grades 6 and 7


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 Eight


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