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Jewish Leadership Academy

Educating and inspiring the Jewish leaders of tomorrow

The Jewish Leadership Academy  is a world-class Jewish Middle and Upper School dedicated to developing the skills, curiosity, and potential of Miami’s most ambitious students for a life of purpose, commitment, and service.

Jewish Leadership Academy

Core Values

We have a bold vision for a new Jewish Day School that challenges our most ambitious students academically while inspiring them to live a life of service to others.

אקדמיות

Academics

Challenging inquisitive minds to think critically and creatively in pursuit of the highest academic standards across all disciplines.

יהדות וציונות

Judaism & Zionism

Engaging the mind and stirring the soul to connect with the Jewish past and the Jewish present, the Jewish people and the Jewish State, through the broad and embracing lens of Modern Orthodoxy.

שרות ומנהיגות

Service & Leadership

Putting values into action by embedding leadership training and community service into the heart of the educational program.

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“All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent.”

– John F. Kennedy

Our Promise

We believe that every student has the capacity to do great things.

In order to inspire such greatness, a JLA education not only offers truly excellent teachers and world-class facilities, but more importantly, access to programs and experiences which fuel the imagination and stoke the fire within every student.

At JLA, every student will have the opportunity to:

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Engage in rigorous academic study

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Practice meaningful and sustained community service

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Explore areas of personal interest

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Build resilience and grit

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Develop character through real world challenges

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Ground themselves in the foundations of Judaism

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Immerse themselves in the history, language, and culture of the State of Israel

An environment of excellence

At JLA we believe that a school is an intricate ecosystem where every element has the potential to enrich and enhance the others.

At the core of this virtuous cycle are four foundational components:

01. Students

In order to enrich the depth of class conversation and the ability for students to learn from their peers, the JLA student body will consist of young Jewish men and women from diverse religious and socio-economic backgrounds who demonstrate exceptional academic ability, potential for leadership, and a deep desire to learn and grow.

JLA is committed to admitting and embracing mission-appropriate students irrespective of their ability to pay.

Students at JLA

JLA is committed to admitting and embracing mission-appropriate students irrespective of their ability to pay.

With an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, every JLA student will get the attention they deserve.

02. Faculty

In order for students to unlock their full potential, they need caring teachers with the talent and skill to unleash it. Faculty at JLA will be carefully selected for their ability to challenge, encourage, and inspire our unique student body.

With an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, every JLA student will get the attention they deserve.

03. Curriculum

Pairing talented students with talented teachers creates a learning environment that is deep, meaningful, and self-directed. All courses at JLA will be taught at an Honors or Advanced level, with special emphasis placed on Socratic seminars, project-based learning and inquiry-based learning.

To deepen our students’ understanding of their heritage and strengthen their connection to our homeland, all JLA students in grades 8-12 will spend the first 3.5 weeks of the school year in an immersive program in Israel.

Curriculum

To deepen our students’ understanding of their heritage and strengthen their connection to our homeland, all JLA students in grades 8-12 will spend the first 3.5 weeks of the school year in an immersive program in Israel.

Campus at JLA

Gensler’s design portfolio includes projects at The University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, NYU and Georgetown Day School.

04. Campus

Research shows that the right physical environment can serve to increase motivation, collaboration, and student morale. The vision for the campus began with a design competition amongst internationally recognized architectural firms. The winning entry from Gensler was selected for its ability to stimulate and facilitate JLA’s unique educational program in a highly secure environment.

Gensler’s design portfolio includes projects at The University of Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, NYU and Georgetown Day School.

Follow our progress as we prepare to open for Fall of 2023

Join our growing community of interested families and educators

Join us at our Open House!

Sunday, October 30th

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

9:30 a.m. – Session is Full

1:30 p.m. – RSVP now