Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy

272 S Bryn Mawr Ave
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010-0190
Tel: (610)922-2350
Grades: 6-12 | 380 students
Founded in 1946 as Akiba Hebrew Academy, the school was renamed Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy in 2007 and moved to a 35-acre campus and state-of-the art facilities in Bryn Mawr, PA in 2008.
The oldest, coeducational, independent day school in North America, Barrack welcomes students from every spectrum of Jewish life and provides an outstanding education to students in grades 6-12.
A dynamic dual curriculum of college preparatory and Jewish studies combines academic excellence with timeless Jewish values, inspiring our students to excel in learning, leading and life.
Community service and a commitment to social justice are hallmarks of a Barrack education.
A dedicated faculty motivates students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers, building skills and confidence and empowering them to pursue goals of higher education and positive involvement in the Jewish community and the community at large.
Barrack graduates are prepared for the world, and our alumni play leading roles in all walks of life at home and around the world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1946

Student Body

Total Students 380 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 20
Tuition Notes Varies by grade Grade 6 - $23,920 Grade 7 - $24, 150 Grade 8 - $24,380 Grade 9 - $30,840 Grades 10-12 - $31,450
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jennifer Groen
Admissions Associate Sari Allen


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and Field

School Notes

  • In addition to enjoying an excellent education, Barrack students can participate in 16 sports, fielding 31 teams, explore over 50 clubs and extracurricular activities, and give back to the community through vital service and social action programs. A new trimester program expands electives in the performing arts ( instrumental, vocal, dramatic) and in the visual arts.
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