Morning Joe

A student-led seminar held each Friday morning that encourages students to participate in robust discussions focused on local and global news while teaching them to think critically about how information is presented in various media outlets.

August in Israel

Students will spend the first 3.5 weeks of school every year in Israel immersed in Judaic and Israel studies which will serve as a catalyst for student bonding with each other and with the State of Israel, while also allowing  for a greater focus on the school’s College Preparatory curriculum throughout the remainder of the […]

True North

Students will participate in a one semester course during the advisory period that will encourage students to think critically about their values, goals and future endeavors. Areas of study will include high school success planning, self discovery, financial and community literacy, personal branding, and career exploration.

Option 9

An optional 9th period at the end of the school day dedicated to additional learning choices that will provide students with the opportunity to pursue study in an area of interest.

Nesher Project

An hour of time each week devoted to project and inquiry based activities designed to encourage students to problem solve and think critically. During this period students will question, research, and develop a personal area of interest that encourages imagination, innovation and independence.

Center for Talented Youth, Johns Hopkins

JLA has established a relationship with John Hopkins University in order to offer our students advanced college level courses while in high school. Admission to the program is highly selective, and grades earned will be factored into the overall GPA.

JLA Leadership Training

Weekly seminars, a speaker series, and experiential activities designed to teach students the skills necessary for effective ethical and transformational leadership.

Service Entrepreneurship

A program embedded in the curriculum and focused on service learning designed to introduce students to areas of need in the community. Students will choose a service project each semester based on their personal interest.


• Jewish Literature::• Coming of Age::• Existentialism in Literature::• Culture & Identity::• Advanced Literature 11::• Debate 1/2::• Yearbook US

Social Science

• Human Geography::• Sociology::• History of the Americas::• Destruction & Rebirth: Modern Jewish History


• Algebra 2::• Pre-Calculus::• Intro to Number Theory & Intermediate Counting & Probability (AoPS)::• Calculus (AoPS)


• Physics::• Health Science & Medicine::• Astronomy: InfiniteUniverse::• Environmental Science: Sustainability::• Geology: Rock & Roll::• Forensics: JLA-CSI

Judaic Core

• Kohelet: The Search for Meaning::• A History of the Holocaust: ::Part 2::• Pursuit of Peace::• From Sovereignty to Exile: ::Jewish History I


• Virtual Reality (VR) &Augmented Reality (AR)::• Robotics 1::• Robotics 2::• IOS App Design::• Statistics


• 2 Dimensional Art::• 3 Dimensional Art::• Music Production & Sound Design::• Modern Movement

Judaic Elective

• Rav Kook & the Birth ofReligious Zionism::• Golda Meir: The Profile of a Jewish Leader::• The American / Israel Alliance

Hebrew/World Language

• Conversational Hebrew 3::• Conversational Hebrew 4::• Espanol 1::• Espanol 2::• Espanol 3

Option 9A

• International Business::• Jazz Band::• Tanach in Depth 3::• Scientific Research::• Espanol 2

Option 9B

• Hydroponics/Aquaculture::• Steps & Styles::• Talmud 2::• Espanol 3