We are a progressive Pre-K - 8th Grade with a diverse student body. We believe that if children are to grow and thrive, they need the love and warmth of caring adults. They need to be challenged academically. They need the time and space to be children, even as they require the structure to prepare for lives of purpose and value. We inspire students to become confident, well-rounded individuals who love learning. We have strong STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), fine arts, and athletics programs. We provide each student with the time and attention they need to thrive. Our unique integration of Jewish studies and rigorous secular curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in Jewish values, language, and religion taught from a pluralistic perspective. Interfaith families are welcomed and valued here.
Our dedicated teachers provide personalized instruction with class sizes of 7-14 students. We believe in teaching inside and outside of school walls. Students study science by learning about pollution on the Chesapeake Bay. Students explore nature, visit art museums, historical sites, and go to performances. Because exploring, singing, creating, and playing are so important to children, we have a full program of arts, physical education, and music. We integrate technology into school life starting with pre-kindergarten. Students use iPads, SmartBoards, and computers.
Come to our school and see for yourself, why our students love learning. Visit days are individually scheduled and on the first Thursday of each month October through June, at 9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. RSVP to
The Independent Jewish Academy of Baltimore
|School Membership(s)||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Other religious school association(s)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten - 8|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||14% (MD School Avg.: 37%)|
|Academics and Faculty|
|Total Classroom Teachers||13 teachers|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||65%|
|Average Class Size||11 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Matriculation Data||Link to Matriculation Data|
|Classroom dress code||Casual
(Khaki or Navy Pants, Collared Shirt)
|Finances and Admission|
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$15,640|
|Tuition Notes||Affording an Academy education is an investment in your child's learning, growth, and future. We work with families of many income levels. Please do not hesitate to apply due to lack of funds. We have a generous financial aid program.|
|Admissions Director||Rabbi Becca Gould|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Track and Field|
|Total Extracurriculars||9 extracurriculars|
|Advanced Art||Spanish Club|
|Chess Club||P.E. Maxed Out|
|etc. (Offerings range each trimester based on students' and parents' requests and interests.)|
- Our school prepares children to thrive in a complex world. By cultivating academic excellence, values of progressive Judaism, physical well-being and spiritual growth, the school provides children pre-K through 8th grade with a multifaceted foundation on which to build their lives.
- To fulfill its mission, The Academy strives to: Create lifelong learners able to successfully adapt to the challenges of the 21st century. Uphold a standard of academic excellence that inspires confidence, exploration and creative expression through a rich and cohesive curriculum integrating general and Judaic studies. Regard with reverence the world in which we live and teach students to accept responsibility for its preservation and protection. Be a welcoming community, opening doors to Jewish life, embracing society's diversity of individuals and families, and respecting their beliefs and customs. Engage in the study and application of Torah as a living text, empowering students to confront issues in a complex and changing world within the framework of modern Jewish teachings while embracing the range of Jewish practice in our student body (from secular to Orthodox). Anchor students' Jewish identities and sense of belonging to the Jewish people through their study of Modern Hebrew, Jewish history and Israeli culture. Encourage students to value moments of awe and wonder, loving relationships and the experiences of everyday life. Embody all these objectives throughout the school's community, programs, and policies.
- Year after year we see our graduates continue on to the finest area high schools. Our alumni attend Bryn Mawr, Gilman, McDonogh, Friends, Park, Beth T'Filoh, and The Ingenuity Project at Poly, among many other fine schools. They are frequently accepted into the finest colleges and universities in the nation, and have been offered a total of well-over $500,000 in merit scholarships.
- We invite you to take a personal tour of our facility. This is your opportunity to listen to a story in the library's beautiful Circle Room, meet our dedicated, caring teachers, or stand in our unique stained glass chapel. You will see our spacious classrooms, science labs, gymnasium, art and music rooms, auditorium, cafeteria, and more.
Profile last updated: 04/26/2013
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- December 11,2012 - Impressive, I just had my son''s middle school teachers''conferences at The Day School at Baltimore Hebrew and was confirmed this school is a hidden gem. His teachers really knew him. The clue was in the several details they gave me. They knew his strengths and needed areas of improvements. They told me stories about him, how he was as a student and what he was like outside the classroom. It was a clear picture of my son. Another impressive aspect is how they worked together. They interacted as a team that was there to help my son become the best student he could be and reach his potential. I loved hearing that knowing the answer during class participation is terrific, but asking questions is just as important. I also love hearing what my son shares. He told me about one of his great conversations with the Judaic teacher. It was a discussion with an English lesson tied in. My son told his Judaic teacher that he didn''t know all the words he was using during one of their lunch conversations, "I know, that is why I''m using them, so you can learn new words." A teacher that will spend time during lunch to continue a lesson/conversation is great, but then throw in an English lesson is icing on the cake. This school is a hidden secret that should be shared.*-Posted by Parent *