Activities

HBHA offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students of all ages.

LOWER SCHOOL
Lower School students travel on academically enriching field trips around the Kansas City area. These field trips provide experiential learning outside of the classroom that directly ties into academic learning within the classroom. Field trip destinations include: The Nelson Atkins Museum, John Majors and the Wornall House, The Kansas City Zoo, Burr Oaks Nature Center, and The Coterie.

In addition to enriching the academic lives of the students, HBHA also enriches the development of the whole child through Mitzvah Trips. Mitzvah Trips include: Singing/performing for Village Shalom seniors, shopping and donating food to local food pantries, collecting canned goods for families in need, donating needed materials for homeless veterans.

The Lower School experience culminates with the 4th and 5th graders participating in Machane Ivrit. This is a 3-day, intensive Hebrew camping experience.
HBHA is committed to helping students grow as learners. To support classroom learning, Talmid, a teacher-supervised tutoring program, is also available Tuesday-Thursday for Lower School students from 3:45-5:00 pm each week.
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
In addition to elective classes including graphic design, drama, art, music, PE and Jewish studies, the extracurricular opportunities in Middle School expand to include (no cut) sports, Destination Imagination, Mathcounts, student government, and class trips in 6th and 8th grades. Talmid, a teacher-supervised tutoring program, is also available Tuesday-Thursday for Middle School students from 4:00-6:00 pm each week.

UPPER SCHOOL
In addition to a wider selection of elective classes including publications (student newspaper and yearbook), 3D design, tech club, genetics, marine biology, literature and film, creative writing, modern Israel, Jewish philosophy, and economics, the extracurricular opportunities in Upper School expand to include (no cut) varsity sports, student council, National Honor Society, Moot Beit Din Mock Court, Holchim Yarok environment club, Ram Slam Poetry, Social Justice Projects with University Academy, and two exceptional class trips (9th and 10th grade Civil Rights Tour of the South, 11th and 12th grade Jewish Heritage Trip). Talmid, a teacher-supervised tutoring program, is also available Tuesday-Thursday for Upper School students from 4:00-6:00 pm each week.
 
Founded in 1966, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy’s mission is to prepare students for fulfilling lives as Jews and as honorable and contributing citizens.