HARLEM HEBREW LANGUAGE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Harlem Hebrew’s New Future Home:
153St. Nicholas Ave
(between W. 117th and W. 118th)
New York, NY
INFORMATION & ENROLLOMENT
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School provides its students with the academic and personal foundation necessary to successfully pursue advanced studies and achieve continued personal growth as ethical and informed global citizens. In order to accomplish this, Harlem Hebrew offers an academically rigorous K-5 curriculum which includes intensive instruction in the Hebrew language. Students in a diverse student body also develop a strong sense of social and civic responsibility through the integration of service learning and community service across the curriculum.
Harlem Hebrew has been granted a charter by the New York State Board of Regents to open in the fall of 2013 in Community School District (CSD) 3 in Manhattan. Harlem Hebrew is a free public charter school serving 156 students in grades K-1 in its first school year. Each year, the school will grow by one grade until by the fifth year of its charter it will have 450 students in grades K-5. Harlem Hebrew is modeled after Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA) which opened in CSD 22 in Brooklyn in 2009. HLA is currently in its fourth year of operation serving 383 students in Grades K-4. We plan to expand to grades K-8 in the future.
Harlem Hebrew is open to all age- and grade-eligible children. Children residing in CSD 3, which extends from West 59th Street to 122nd Street, from the Hudson River to Central Park West below 110th Street and from the Hudson River to Fifth Avenue above Central Park, will have preference for admission to the school. Students will be admitted to the school through a random lottery process.
Harlem Hebrew has 2 teachers in each class of 26 students (a general education teacher and a Hebrew language teacher) resulting in a student-to-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. This ratio will be maintained throughout the day in all academic areas.
Harlem Hebrew has an extended day (8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) and extended year (190 days of school).
TOURS OF THE HEBREW LANGUAGE ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL
Harlem Hebrew is modeled after Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (HLA), which opened in Brooklyn’s Community School District 22 in 2009 is now in its fourth year serving Kindergarten through 4th Grade. We think the best way to get an idea of what Harlem Hebrew will be like in operation is to visit HLA, so we will be coordinating four bus trips for interested parents out to HLA. There is no cost or fee and reservations will be on a first-come first-served basis.
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EDU - CHARTER/PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School is a free public charter school in Manhattan's CSD 3 providing students with the foundation to pursue advanced studies and achieve personal growth as global citizens. Our nurturing, rigorous curriculum features intensive instruction in modern Hebrew language, and two to three teachers in each class. Our diverse student body develops social and civic responsibility through service learning. Our social studies curriculum explores Israeli history and culture, and Harlem’s history as a focal point of migration and immigration. Like all public schools, we are non-sectarian and do not teach religion. All are welcome!
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Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Hires Founding Head of School
Harlem Hebrew Charter School, a school where lessons are taught in Hebrew and English, received its charter in June and is set to open this fall. The Upper Manhattan bilingual school's next step was to hire a founding head of school, and Robin Natman was recently appointed to the position.