HLA is a public school chartered by the New York State Board of Regents. As a charter school, HLA joins the ranks of more than 1,400 public schools in New York City that provide free and open educational opportunities to the city’s children and youth. Unlike a traditional public school, however, HLA is not governed by the local school district. Instead, the charter provides HLA with autonomy to create an innovative and rigorous curriculum and instructional program. In exchange for this autonomy, HLA has taken on greater levels of accountability than a traditional public school. We set the bar high for our performance, and we intend to surpass the ambitious targets set in our charter.
HLA plans to demonstrate the value of providing an innovative education that focuses on Hebrew language acquisition, is open to all children, is free and is publicly accountable.