Jewish Boarding School Planned to Include Students from All Branches

October 2, 1999

Source: The Arizona Republic

On October 2, 1999, The Arizona Republic reported that the first phase of construction for the American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina will begin in November with 8 to 10 buildings planned for construction. The Jewish boarding school will be the first in the nation to include students from Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform backgrounds. Organizers have raised $40 million for a school that will accommodate 800 students. Planning for the school began in 1996 by a group of Greensboro philanthropists; one anonymous donor provided 100 acres for the campus. The curriculum at the school will emphasize Jewish identity.