Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (610)922-2350
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  • 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 AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1946

Student Body

Total Students380 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeJack M Barrack Hebrew Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
79%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 20
Tuition NotesVaries 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
62%
Admissions DirectorJennifer Groen
Admissions AssociateSari Allen

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and FieldBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
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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School Reviews

5  11/9/2017
My children are so engaged in their learning and with the world. I am so grateful to have this values-based school partnering with me to parent my children.
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The average acceptance rate in Bryn Mawr, PA is 73% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).