Established in 1938, The Leo Baeck Education Center is now considered as one of Israel’s premier educational institutions, providing quality educational programs for mainstream, gifted and special needs students of all racial, religious, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
With over 400 staff members and a student body of more than 2,500 students, the school campus has the bustling atmosphere of a university. Leo Baeck presently consists of seven preschool and kindergarten classrooms, an Elementary School, the YEDA (KIPP-inspired) School in Kiryat Bialik, a Middle School and a High School. In addition, Leo Baeck runs the City of Haifa’s program for gifted students in grades 7-12 as well as other special programs for exceptional students in the sciences, mathematics, computers and the arts. The Leo Baeck Center is the only institution in Northern Israel that integrates students on the autism spectrum into its mainstream education system in its Middle and Senior High Schools from ages 13 through 21.
Our academic and extra-curricular programming is extensive and caters towards a diverse and inclusive student body. Student-run outreach projects and volunteering, Jewish-Arab shared existence projects, numerous international exchange programs, delegations and “Young Ambassador” programs connect Leo Baeck students with communities and schools throughout Israel and the world.