Akiba Academy is committed to academic distinction through a program of general and Jewish scholarship. Within a progressive and nurturing environment, Akiba prepares students to meet the responsibilities and challenges of our complex world by recognizing the strengths and needs of each learner and by teaching the enduring ethics and values of our Jewish heritage.
At Akiba, academic excellence is built upon high expectations based on individual student profiles, a meaningfully integrated curriculum, a culture of collaboration, and a commitment to community outreach. Guiding the actions of our faculty, staff, students and parents is rooted in promoting integrity, caring, responsibility and respect. Together, these factors ensure Akiba graduates are today’s accomplished, innovative thinkers and tomorrow’s compassionate problem-solvers and leaders.
THE AKIBA PHILOSOPHY: SEVEN PILLARS
AHAVAT YISRAEL/LOVE OF ISRAEL
To instill a love for all Jewish people, a commitment to the land and State of Israel, and an appreciation of Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people, through its study and application.
AL PI DARKO/INDIVIDUALITY
To recognize the individuality of our students and to provide for the equal educational needs of boys and girls.
To teach our children the importance of respecting the dignity of all people by acting and speaking in a way that enhances each person's self worth.
To understand and appreciate G-d's presence in the world and sanctify our lives through the study and practice of mitzvot.
TIKKUN OLAM/GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
To develop leaders who possess a strong sense of responsibility to the Jewish community and society as a whole.
TORAH L'SHMA/LIFELONG JEWISH LEARNING
To create life-long learners who value learning for its own sake through a rigorous curriculum that emphasizes critical thought, independence and creativity.
TORAH U'MADAH/COMPREHENSIVE JEWISH AND GENERAL EDUCATION
To promote the belief that the acquisition of all knowledge both Judaic and general is of intrinsic value and is essential to the growth of our students.
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