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.

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.

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 […]

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.

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.


• Self Discovery & ::Shakespeare

Social Science

• Power to the People ::• Civics / Supply, Demand & ::Amazon: Economics


• Pre-Algebra::• Algebra 1::• Intro to Geometry (AoPS)::• Intermediate Algebra (AoPS)


• Our World: It’s Alive::• HS Biology

Judaic Core

• Heroines: From Sarah to Esther::• Sibling Rivalry: From Issac to Joseph::• Lessons in Leadership: Trials & Travails


• Adventures in Health & ::Medicine::• Intro to App Design::• FabLab: Nuts & Bolts – ::Robotics::• Game Theory


• Intro to Digital ::Photography::• Creative Movement::• Steps and Styles::• Intro to Digital Music

Judaic Elective

• Jewish Community: From ::Ancient Times Until Today::• Let’s Eat! The Keys to ::Keeping Kosher::• Joshua & The Judges

Option 9A

• Mishnah 1::• International Bible Contest::• Creative Writing: Fiction::• Spanish 1

Option 9B

• Mishnah 1::• Mishnah 2::• Spanish 2