History & Mission

Since 1969, The Hebrew Academy of Orange County has provide a full spectrum of academic and preparatory education opportunities supported by a strong, value-based Judaic Studies program.

We provide: 

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The Hebrew Academy is proud of its long history of academic success.

  • We are the longest operating Jewish Day School in Orange County offering a full spectrum of college preparatory coursework.
  • The Academy is the only Jewish Day School in our region to be twice awarded the prestigious U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon for academic excellence. 

  • The Academy has continuously maintained the highest rating from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) for over four decades.


The Hebrew Academy is dedicated to educating every student in an environment which encourages intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and ethical growth; thereby instilling a sense of self-worth and a lifelong commitment to learning and Judaism.
We are committed to providing a challenging and dynamic general studies academic curriculum in an extended family atmosphere, while stressing a comprehensive Judaic studies program based on Torah and Israel. We endeavor to develop competent, enthusiastic and resourceful scholars who are prepared to succeed as loyal Americans and proud Jews in an increasingly complex and technologically demanding world.

The core values that are the foundation of the
social emotional program at the Hebrew Academy are: