1617 Interlaken Drive E
Seattle, WA 98112
Head of School: Rivy Poupko Kletenik
As Seattle’s oldest Jewish day school, Seattle Hebrew Academy celebrates a 66-year tradition of providing students, families and the community a school of excellence, founded on exceptional academics and inspiring Judaic studies provided in an atmosphere of student dignity. SHA provides an early-childhood-through-8th-grade education, building on a foundation that fosters academic achievement, celebrates the joy of Jewish life, and cultivates a desire to make a difference in the world. SHA is creating the foundation for lifelong learning.
SHA’s beautifully forested, private campus is located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill and currently serves children from over 24 ZIP codes. With a low adult-to-student ratio, SHA is able to provide personal attention to the learning style of each student. The Learning Center offers support for the struggling student, as well as opportunities for enrichment for the student seeking more challenges.
SHA is introducing a digital learning program supported by state-of-the-art technology and an integrated science program with lab support. SHA also offers students a challenging math investigation program, a full-service library, complete art studio, gym, two playgrounds, an outdoor playfield, and afterschool sports programs consisting of cross country, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and golf.
Project SHAlom is SHA’s nationally recognized positive school-wide behavioral plan developed with the University of Washington. SHA has also successfully introduced TaL Am, an immersion of Hebrew with Jewish education for 1st through 6th grades, treating Hebrew as a vital part of the cultural identity.
SHA’s early childhood program offers a high-quality, licensed, and developmentally appropriate program for children who will be 1, 2, 3, and 4 years old by August 31. One of SHA’s goals is to create a collaborative learning community that provides its youngest learners with a warm, nurturing Jewish environment enriched with developmentally appropriate social, emotional, physical and sensory activities. The curriculum is highly influenced by each child’s abilities and interests.
SHA’s adult learning program includes weekly classes in Judaism and parashah, taught by Rivy Poupko Kletenik, head of school. Rivy has received many awards as a nationally recognized educator, including the Covenant Award and voted JTNews Best Jewish Educator.
Seattle Hebrew Academy is the only PNAIS-accredited Orthodox day school in the state of Washington.
SHA will continue to develop students of character and integrity through the pursuit of Jewish knowledge and secular studies, and to prepare future generations to lead lives of service.
Exceptional academics. Inspiring Judaic studies.