1617 Interlaken Drive E
Seattle, WA 98112
206-323-7933, ext. 239
Leading the way, the Seattle Hebrew Academy is an Orthodox Jewish day school for early childhood through 8th grade, offering a literacy-rich approach to learning with hands-on opportunities in math, science and technology. The low adult-to-student ratio allows them to provide personal attention to the learning of each student. Learning center support is available to students who struggle with any aspect of their learning, and opportunities are provided for enrichment in areas of strong interest or talent. Qualified instructors offer regular physical education and art classes for all students. Middle school students are able to choose from a menu of elective classes including the arts, science, drama, technology and math investigations. Afterschool programs include league basketball and volleyball, drama and art. The Early Childhood program for children ages 1–5 is a licensed program designed to instill a love of learning and exploration in the youngest students.
SHA is situated on a beautiful campus in a forest setting, and conveniently located on Capitol Hill. They offer state-of-the-art technology and science labs, a fully equipped art studio, a full-service library, a gym, two playgrounds and an outdoor playfield. Students come from throughout the area, including all parts of Seattle, the Eastside and Mercer Island.
Their mission is to provide students with an inspiring and challenging Jewish and general education to set them on a journey of lifelong learning, self-fulfillment, and service; to teach Torah values and instill within the students a responsibility for themselves, the Jewish people, and the world at large; and to nurture each and every student’s mind, soul, and body.
SHA parents are encouraged to participate in the school in many ways. The SHAdult learning program includes weekly classes in Judaism and parashah, taught by Rivy Poupko Kletenik, head of school. Rivy is a nationally recognized educator who has received numerous awards including the Covenant Award and was voted Best Lecturer and Best Jewish Educator by JTNews readers.