Star Summit

Beginning in mid-August and running through the first week of September, the STAR Summit is a mandatory 3 week immersive educational experience designed to help 6th and 7th graders discover themselves as students and as Jews, prepare for the rigors of a JLA curriculum, and connect deeply with their peers and mentors.

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

Each Friday students will dedicate time towards growing their experience, skills and commitment to making an impact in their world. Through a blend of training, mentorship, and real-world involvement with meaningful causes, JLA students will be immersed in an environment that will encourage their ambitions to shape their world through the eventual creation of their […]

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.

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.

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 middle school. Admission to the program is highly selective, and grades earned will be factored into the overall GPA.

Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy is renowned for offering courses that allow students to move beyond JLA’s already extensive offerings. Through Global Online Academy students can immerse themselves in areas of personal interest, such as The Learning Brain, Digital Ethics, and Changing the Course of Climate Change. GOA courses earn credit and are included on transcripts.

7th Grade

• The Art of Jewish Prayer::• From Slavery to::Redemption: The Exodus::Story::• The 613 Opportunities::for Connection::• Spoken Hebrew 1          


Puritans to Presidents: American History


Math 7 Pre Algebra Intro to Algebra: Art of Problem Solving (AoPS)


Forces, Motion, & Matter: Positive Energy (Honors or Advanced) Botany Basics Chemistry Lab Rats Adventures in Health, Science and Medicine JLA CSI Forensic Science

Judaic Core

The Art of Jewish Prayer From Slavery to Redemption: The Exodus Story Talmud Bava Metzia: What’s Mine?


IOs App Design MIT-Google Video Game Design / eSports Programming JAVA FabLab Solutions


Foundations in Drawing and Painting 6 Foundations in Drawing and Painting 7 and 8 Foundations in Ceramics and Sculpture 6 Foundations in Ceramics and Sculpture 7 and 8 Creative Movement Groove Workshop 1, 2, 3

Judaic Elective

Ha-Ikarim: Principles of Faith Lessons from Shmuel: To King or Not to King The 613 Opportunities for Connection

Option 9A

Bat Mitzvah: An Introduction to Jewish Adulthood Bar Mitzvah: An Introduction to Jewish Adulthood Parsha in Depth