The foundation of an LGA education is the integration of rigorous academics, both secular and Judaic, with a strong, thoughtful social curriculum. This philosophy is based on:
Solid academics coupled with inspiring intellectual curiosity and astute critical thinking skills. We instill a love of learning derived from the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from active inquiry, exploration, growth, and mastery.
The value of communication. Teachers work closely with one another and with families to assure the education of the whole child.
- Respect for one another. Students are nurtured to become caring, contributing members of the community.
The development of life-long learning tools. We promote strong study habits and organizational skills that serve students in many pursuits and capacities.
Supporting and challenging students at their own levels. We recognize diverse learning needs and learning styles, and maintain a culture that respects the unique qualities of each and every child.
The joy of community. We seek opportunities to organize many activities across the grades, invite the larger community to join school activities, and create avenues for student and family involvement outside of school.
After graduating from LGA, our students have attended
- Middle Schools including: The Academy at Charlemont, Amherst Regional Middle School, Four Rivers Charter Public School, Heritage Academy, JFK Middle School, Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy, The MacDuffie School, Pioneer Valley School of Performing Arts Charter Public School, Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and The Williston Northampton School.
- High Schools including: The Academy at Charlemont, Amherst Regional High School, Deerfield Academy, Eaglebrook School, Hampshire Regional High School, Hebrew High School of New England, Hopkins Academy, Northampton High School, Mohawk Regional High School, Pioneer Valley School of Performing Arts Charter Public School and The Williston Northampton School.
- College and Universities including: Bard College, Barnard College, Bentley University, Bowdoin College, Brandeis University, Carleton College, Clark University, Connecticut College, The Culinary Institute of America, Emory University, Evergreen State College, Hampshire College, Johns Hopkins, Muhlenberg College, Oberlin, New York University, Syracuse University, Tufts University, UC Boulder, University of Maryland, University of Vermont, Vassar, Wesleyan University.
- Gap-Year: Kibbutz Yagur and Young Judaea Year Course.