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Academic Recognition for Meyer Academy


The Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School – one of two private schools in the state of Florida to receive this award.

The designation of "Exemplary High Performing" school bestowed upon Meyer Academy was based on its students' academic accomplishments.

"To have these recognitions of our academic excellence is a wonderful honor that complements our commitment to the whole-child approach to education," said Meyer Academy Headmaster Nehemia "nammie" Ichilov. "Our faculty challenges our students to build their own critical thinking skills and encourages them to take leadership roles in their own success."

Meyer Academy students consistently rank in the top 15 percent in the Stanford Achievement Test, with a significant number of students qualifying for the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).

Becoming a National Blue Ribbon School is one of several recent academic recognitions for Meyer Academy. The independent Jewish day school's middle school became an International Baccalaureate World School in 2012, and launched its groundbreaking iPad 1:1 (one to one) initiative in 2011, whereby middle school students each have their own iPad for daily classroom use to ensure that they stay on the leading edge of technology.

The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, the Meyer Academy and other Federation partner agencies are working together on Tomorrow Today: A Community Partnership Project. This large-scale capital campaign is helping to relocate, renovate and expand key facilities, like Meyer Academy, that serve the educational, recreational and social service needs of the Jewish community from Martin County to Boynton Beach. Early financial commitments to the campaign have made it possible for construction to officially begin on the new Meyer Academy. The overarching objective of the effort is to ensure that Palm Beach County remains a vibrant and vital center of Jewish life for future generations.

The vertical build phase of construction on the new Meyer Academy – funded by Tomorrow Today: A Community Partnership – is well underway.

The new Meyer Academy -- opening at 5225 Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens in August 2014 -- is accepting applications now. Email to reserve a space for your child's 2014-2015 school year today!

You can become a permanent part of the new Meyer Academy by dedicating a classroom, common area, wing, field space or mezuzah.

Phone 561-242-6665 or email to learn more about Tomorrow Today: A Community Partnership Project.

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