The international route
education they receive is far more general than they would experience at 16 in this country.
Students can expect to take courses in literature, history, mathematics and science. Mr Drew adds that private American academies, as opposed to the staterun high school system, offer advanced college-level studies known as the AP advanced placement course, which are part of the college curriculum. This gives students extra credits which they can take with them to university.
While plenty of American academies offer courses that ease students into the US higher education system, Mr Drew points out that the American Hebrew Academy is unusual in being an international, pluralistic preparatory boarding school, modelled on those such as Exeter in the US and Eton in the UK.
But regardless of whether students attend the American Hebrew Academy or other international schools, attending sixth form alongside students of a variety of nationalities can only be a good thing, he says.
“It will be a major advantage for students that they will be connected globally when they are older, whatever professional field they ultimately choose.”