About HLA

HLA Overview

Opened in 2009 in Brooklyn’s Community School District 22, the Hebrew Language Academy Charter School (“HLA”) is the founding school in the Hebrew Public network of schools. HLA has a diverse student population that uniquely reflects the multicultural and vibrant dynamics of the neighborhood. It is housed in a state-of-the-art environmentally friendly school building that boasts a large gym/auditorium, a full-sized cafeteria, music rooms, spacious, well-lit classrooms and outside playground space. The school serves nearly 700 students on its two campuses: a K-4 elementary school campus and a 5-8 middle school campus.

HLA has been recognized as a “Reward School” by the New York State Department of Education for its students’ academic growth.   The school offers an academically rigorous curriculum, including daily Modern Hebrew studies that lead to high level of language fluency.

“Global citizenship” education is a big part of the school’s focus. It includes the development of student skills in communication (including learning a foreign language), collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. It also includes an emphasis on empathy and emotional intelligence.

HLA is proud of its inclusive and diverse community. We serve students from all backgrounds, including a high percentage of students with special needs and a growing number of students who are English language learners. HLA is a member of the Coalition of Diverse Charter Schools.

We are strong believers in personalized learning – ensuring that each and every child has the opportunity to grow academically and socially in ways that are tailored to their needs and learning styles. Our personalized approach to learning is enhanced by our small student to teacher ratios – transforming the classroom experience into one of genuine community which in turn promotes positive emotional development in each child.

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