Celebrating Our Jewish Values

Community, Connection & Academic Excellence

A dual-language education rooted in Jewish tradition.

Welcome to Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA), an award-winning independent day school and Kansas City’s only Jewish day school for children in grades K to 12. 

Discover Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

For over 50 years, we’ve nurtured a strong community of Jewish families from diverse backgrounds who value the same thing: an academically strong, joy-filled education that nurtures the whole child’s intellectual, social, and spiritual growth.

Whether they join us in Kindergarten, Grade 11, or anywhere in between, your child will benefit from a personalized education in a small, close-knit class, enriched by our shared traditions and rooted in the values of the Torah. The result: students who think critically, creatively, and independently so they may become proud, ethical leaders in their academic, professional, and Jewish communities.


Small Class Sizes

With just 200 students enrolled and a 5:1 ratio of students to teachers, we offer the smallest class sizes of any school in the Kansas City area. This allows us to know each child as an individual and a learner, and provide a top-tier, values-based education so they can become their best selves.

Celebrating Our Judaism

Our community represents the full spectrum of our Jewish community, with a wide variety of backgrounds and home observances. One unique benefit of our program is Student Families, comprising one student from each grade who learn, grow, and celebrate together throughout their years at HBHA. Student Families gather every Friday for a Taste of Shabbat, and celebrate Jewish and secular holidays throughout the year, so we can enjoy time together while learning and engaging in Jewish life.

Building Strong Foundations

Our dual-language curriculum emphasizes curiosity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication through rigorous Jewish and general studies curricula. Students learn to value their Jewish heritage while engaging with meaningful lessons that prepare them for success in school and life.

Kindergarten at HBHA

In our Kindergarten, Jewish children of all backgrounds learn joyfully together in classrooms where they’re treated as individual, valued members of our community. Our low student-teacher ratios enable faculty to know each child as a person and a learner, so they may thrive academically through play and exploration in a values-based environment. 

A Look Inside HBHA

What Families Are Saying

"My daughter is growing into the best version of herself because of the community she has found at HBHA."

-HBHA Parent

"Sending our daughters to HBHA was a pivotal parenting choice. Its unique blend of Hebrew immersion, Judaic studies, and exceptional secular education in the Midwest is unparalleled."

-HBHA Parent

"We're ecstatic about their school passion, friendships, and unwavering commitment to Israel and the Jewish heritage. Choosing HBHA was a game-changer."

-HBHA Parent

"HBHA is a place where our kids can learn in a warm, inviting atmosphere. Every day, both of our kids experience a positive academic, social-emotional, and Jewish environment that

cannot be matched."

-HBHA Parent

"HBHA offers a unique education. Students are challenged academically in individualized

ways that maximize each student’s learning. Teachers engage students with creative

lessons that build day after day, year after year. One amazing aspect of HBHA is its ability

to have all students with different types of religious practice learn Jewish values together

with respect for each other. The school would not survive with only one way of observance,

and this allows for all members of the community to thrive."

-HBHA Parent

"All of our son's teachers and all the support staff have been amazing to work with. Now that he is in Upper School, he has found his path and his people, and I can see how he has become a beloved part of the HBHA community."

-HBHA Parent

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