As Seattle’s longest-serving institution of primary Jewish education, SHA instills a love of Torah and a commitment to Jewish life and community, as well as a robust and well-rounded secular studies curriculum and a nurturing and supportive environment.
Here’s what some of our parents and students have to say about the SHA experience:
“Our children are thriving and feel connected to our heritage because of their inspiring education. While the home is central to Jewish values and mitzvot, it is undeniable that SHA deepens these principles and solidifies the young community leaders they will become.” —SHA parent
“I’m constantly impressed by the way SHA leadership listens and adjusts according to the needs of its students or external factors. When new and challenging situations arise, SHA always finds a way to meet our needs and work with us to problem-solve. The staff and teachers are not aloof or hard to reach — in fact, many of them have become my friends.” —SHA parent Emily Alhadeff
“The Early Childhood program at Seattle Hebrew Academy is one of the best I've seen in my work as an Education Specialist in school districts and with private preschool programs. The children are learning the social, academic and adaptive skills that are indicators for a successful transition to kindergarten, as well as positive lifelong outcomes. I highly recommend the EC program at SHA.” —SHA parent
“SHA is a super special place. In most schools there are so many people that no one really cares about you as an individual, but at SHA that couldn't be less true. Here, everyone deeply cares about your development, and with this year more than others, your safety.” —Eighth grade student