Ask almost any Academy grad, and they’ll tell you that their year in Israel was the most formative year of their lives.

That’s why we consider the year in Israel as the “fifth year” of an Academy education. Annually, nearly all of our senior class heads to Israel following graduating. Rabbi Matanky meets with all juniors at the end of the academic year to review the process of program selection, application and acceptance.

For many students, a year in Israel will be the next step after graduation. We believe this intensive Jewish experience offers an important opportunity to connect with our traditions and homeland. The year before beginning college offers our students an opportunity for further personal growth and a chance to clarify their future academic and career goals.

See the Calendar for the schedule of Israel Program Reps Visits.

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