THA was founded in 1971 with a commitment to educating Jewish children in a pluralistic, co-educational environment. We are a Jewish Community Day School, egalitarian in every way, and a member of RAVSAK, the Community Day School Network. Our student body reflects the diversity of the Tucson Jewish community, and our families come from Secular, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Inter-Faith, non-Jewish and unaffiliated homes.
Jewish day schools offer smaller classes, a low teacher-to-student ratio, and a professional and passionate faculty committed to the needs of the individual child. Jewish day schools not only strengthen the students’ connections to Jewish life, but also provide rigorous academic challenges to prepare them for high school, college and beyond.
According to a study conducted by Brandeis University and commissioned by PEJE (Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), former Jewish day school students are more resistant to social pressures that lead to binge drinking and other risky behaviors than their public or private school peers. They are more likely to become involved in socially responsible activities, such as community volunteerism and advocacy, than their public and private school peers.
Families who choose the Tucson Hebrew Academy seek a challenging educational and supportive environment for their children. Our reputation for academic excellence is built upon a superb faculty, a challenging dual curriculum, and small class sizes. Here, children become confident and independent students, learning the skills and Jewish values that will last a lifetime. Our multi-ethnic, inter-disciplinary and integrated curriculum guides students toward academic excellence, strong critical thinking skills, and pride in their Jewish heritage.
The Tucson Hebrew Academy is a member of PEJE (Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), RAVSAK (Jewish Community Day School Network), NCA (North Central Association), NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools), AAIS (Arizona Association of Independent Schools, charter member of TAIS (Tucson Association of Independent Schools).
All Middle School students are encouraged to participate in after-school athletics. Our students participate in theTucson Independent Athletic League Conference, (TIAL) competing against teams from area middle schools. Our boys’ basketball team has gone undefeated and has been city champions for the last two years. Our fencing team won 1stplace in the interscholastic tournament this year. We also participated in MATHCOUNTS, a nationwide math competition for middle school students, where our team earned first place. The Middle School students also participated in Destination ImagiNation and qualified for the Global Finals. Students in the lower school and middle school may perform in our annual musical productions.