Halpern Akiva Academy
At Halpern Akiva Academy we realize that it takes a community to raise a child. We are proud of our warm inclusive Halpern Akiva family which includes people from diverse cultural, social, and economic backgrounds. We partner together with parents to develop customized education plans for each student.
We partner with Jewish Family Services to provide social and psychological services to our families. We invite community leaders to come share their experiences with students to inspire them to one day be leaders.
Halpern Akiva Academy is affiliated with House of Jacob-Mikveh Israel, is a beneficiary agency of The Calgary Jewish Community Federation, is an accredited Alberta Learning school and follows the curriculum guidelines of the National Society for Hebrew Day Schools.
Our Torah Values
Teachers lead by example, showing a deep love of Torah and Israel
Shabbat parties, holiday programs and Shabbaton weekends enrich classroom learning
Students are taught the values of Chesed, Tzedaka and Menschlichkeit
Strong community focus through volunteering and partnerships with other Jewish institutions
Academic Excellence With a Love of Torah
Halpern Akiva Academy offers an immersive “Ivrit b’Ivrit” Hebrew language program. Students are expected to be fluent in Hebrew reading, writing, and speaking when they graduate Halpern Akiva Academy.
Judaics is taught by qualified teachers who lead by example – demonstrating a true love of Torah. Students become familiar with the services in any Jewish synagogue or life cycle event, and develop critical thinking through text study and in-class discussion. Most importantly, students are imbued with a passion for whatever Jewish observances their family celebrates at home.
Language Arts and Social Studies are taught by experienced and qualified teachers with a passion for the subjects. The teachers create learning environments which meet the individual needs of each student. The on-site Faigel and Len Shaprio STEAM Lab supplements our in-class learning to encourage discovery through hands-on activities.
Hear it from our parents!
“We love this school!! The teachers and staff at this school have done such a great job helping our kids discover their talents and strengths, all while motivating them to learn and grow in areas that they’re not as great or interested. Needless to say, our kids love this school, their teachers, and their friends at this school.”
“Such a great school. My boy loves his teachers, friends and all the visitors.”
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