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 […]

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.

9th Grade

• The Art of Jewish Prayer::• Risk & Revolt: The Stories ::of Purim & Chanukah::• History of the Holocaust: ::Part 1::• The Prime Ministers


• Transcendentalism ::• Baldwin & the Blues::• Harlem Renaissance ::• Hemingway & Fitzgerald::• Shakespeare ::• Contributing Your Verse::• Novel Writing::• Journalism: Newspaper

Social Science

• World History: Our Trek ::Through Time::• International Business::• History of the Middle East


• Algebra 1::• Geometry::• Intermediate Algebra::(AoPS)::• Pre-Calculus (AoPS)::• Math & Music::• Intro to Number Theory(AoPS)


• Life: The Science of ::Biology::• Chemistry: Properties & ::Structures::• Zoology: Animal Kingdom::• Forensics: JLA-CSI::• Marine Biology: A World of ::Blue

Judaic Core

• Risk & Revolt: The Stories ::of Purim & Chanukah::• History of the Holocaust: ::Part 1::• The Prime Ministers


• Coding 2 & 3::• Programming: JAVA::• Robotics 1::• Intro to Artificial Intelligence::• Programming: Python


• Instrumental Workshop::• Jazz Band::• Digital Art & Design::• Drama 1/2

Judaic Elective

• What Comes Next? ::Mashiach, Heaven & The ::World to Come::• Tzedakah: Laws, Limits & ::Lessons::• Jewish Politics

Hebrew/World Language

• Conversational Hebrew 1::• Conversational Hebrew 2::• Espanol 1::• Espanol 2

Option 9A

• Costume Design::• Drama Production::• Tanach in Depth::• Espanol 1::• IOS App Design::• Principles of Engineering

Option 9B

• Digital Music::• Yearbook US::• Espanol 2::• Introduction to Talmud::• Environmental Science: ::Sustainability::• Geology: Rock & Roll