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Brooklyn Heights Jewish Academy (BHJA) is a new Brooklyn-based co-educational Orthodox Jewish day school opening its doors in September 2015. The objective of BHJA’s holistic approach is to instill pride in Jewish identity and purpose while equipping students with the necessary academic and life skills needed to confidently take their place in society.

BHJA falls under the auspices of Chabad Lubavitch of Brooklyn Heights and will be the neighborhood’s first Hebrew day school. It is built off the success of the Gan Menachem Kiddie Korner Preschool in Brooklyn Heights and offers a comprehensive Jewish & general studies curriculum that is supported by extra-curricular activities designed to arm students with the knowledge and skills  to become life-long learners.

A Holistic Integrated Torah Perspective

The multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary curriculum of BHJA will be regularly reviewed and evaluated to ensure the students’ needs are met. Secular units such as math and science are taught alongside Torah themes and content in deliberately smaller classes with a low student-teacher ratio. This enables accommodation of students’ individual needs, development rates, and learning styles to provide a more child-centered, personalized education.

Courses of study include:

  • English and Hebrew Languages, including penmanship in both
  • Mathematics
  • Science/Environmental Studies
  • Judaic Studies, including Chumash, Halacha, Talmud, Gemara
  • Social Studies/History
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Music
  • Art/Design
  • Physical Education/Creative Movement
  • Health Education

Enrollment is currently open for students at kindergarten level with classes to grow with the students as they progress through the years. Teachers create a safe, happy environment that is also exciting and stimulating, challenging students to be active participants in the learning process. A strong focus is placed on promoting independence, responsibility, and citizenship in the grounding context of Jewish identity.

For further information please visit www.bhja.org or call 718-596-4840 x18.

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