Opportunity Knocks

A full program of extracurricular classes and activities enables students to try an array of new things, develop sports skills, play on competitive sports teams, serve in student government, get afterschool help with homework, engage in additional Torah study, stay fit, learn chess, participate in a wide range of chesed projects, take part in leadership programs, experiment in the fine arts, work on the school literary magazine, take part in the school’s annual musical show on stage or behind the scenes, enjoy enhanced academic experiences, build friendships and–most important–just have fun.

Have an interest or a passion?  Our students often create their own clubs and programs, with support from the school administration.

Consistently Winning Awards

With a firm Bi-Cultural foundation, our students compete and often win the awards, individually and through teamwork, in competitions ranging from science, mathematics, geography and robotics to poetry and creative writing. Consistently, BCHA students in large numbers (most recently, 65%) qualify by their standardized test scores for recognition in The Johns Hopkins Talent Search, ranking in the top 5% of students nationwide. For the 2021-2022 school year, Bi-Cultural’s 3rd through 8th graders took top honors in poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing in the Stamford Literary Competition; our middle school students excelled at the CT State Science Fair, including a first place winner statewide, plus special awards and cash prizes for several students; two of our seventh graders were selected from among top Yeshiva and day school students nationwide to be Truman Scholars in a two-year high-level Tikvah Fund program examining the shared democratic foundations and biblical connections in the founding of the United States and the founding of the State of Israel. 

Among numerous honors garnered by our high school students, BCHA had yet another student named a National Merit Finalist this year.  The list goes on.

Exploring the World

Field trips near and far enhance the BCHA experience–to a local food pantry to help stock shelves and assist in the distribution of meals to people experiencing food insecurity in the community, or to our nation’s capital to see government in action, or to Boston to learn more about America’s formative history, or to an upstate Indian reservation to explore native American culture, or to New York City to hear a renowned orchestra or visit an exciting museum.  Combined with in-school visits from special guest speakers, authors, artists and performers, the BCHA program is broad and enriched.  

What’s so amazing about Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy? We’d love to show you!