Our Vision

Berman Hebrew Academy was created to serve the unique educational needs of the Modern Orthodox community of the Greater Washington D.C. area.

From our inception, we have made an unwavering commitment to provide the very best in general and Judaic studies. Over the last 80 years, that founding vision has helped shape thousands of students into active, engaged members and leaders of their communities.

Berman graduates are prepared to lead their lives as religiously committed Jews and citizens of the world who:

  • know how to learn and love to learn Torah;
  • pursue their highest levels of academic, personal, and professional success;
  • are deeply engaged in synagogue and communal life;
  • are deeply committed to the Land and State of Israel, its history, culture, people, and language;
  • exhibit the highest levels of moral conduct, tzedaka, and chesed.

Our Values

Academic Excellence

Chochma (wisdom) is measured not simply by what our students know, but by what they can do with what they know. As such, activities, exercises and assessments are all designed to measure how students synthesize, weigh, apply and deploy the knowledge and skills.

Religious Commitment

We equip our students with religious purpose, skills, routines, and responsibilities so they can continue a life of Torah. We inspire students who are deeply committed to the Land and State of Israel, its history, culture, people, and language.

Character Development

We offer our students social and emotional guidance, tools, and resources needed to forge both a healthy sense of self and healthy relationships with others. We instill derech eretz and a deep sense of achrayut for ourselves, each other, the Jewish community, and people around the world.

Our vision has three main strategic priority areas: PeopleProgram, and Structures/Systems.


Attract, train, and retain highly qualified educational and administrative staff who are passionate about meeting the unique needs of our students, strengthen our vital partnership with parents, and galvanize community support.


Refine and develop a high quality program (curricular and co-curricular) that promotes the necessary skills and imbues the critical values necessary for our students to succeed in a 21st century world.


Refine and develop schedules, spaces, and systems that will best support and facilitate the success of the vision.