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Message from Head of School

Welcome to Robert M. Beren Academy!  

I am proud to enlighten you about this incredible school that was created by a group of visionary community members who identified a need for a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day school in Houston, Texas.

The South Texas Hebrew Academy was created in 1969 by a group of committed individuals with a passion for modern orthodox education.  In time the school continued to develop and grow.  The school moved to a bigger campus, expanded to include an early childhood, elementary and high school program and was known as the Hebrew Academy.  This expansion led to the need for an even bigger campus and in 2000, the school moved to an incredible state of the art facility sitting on a majestic 52 acres of land in Southwest Houston and formerly renamed as Robert M. Beren Academy.

As the school continues to develop and adapt, so too does its leadership.  I joined RMBA as a Judaic Principal in 2006 and spent 5 incredible years as an educator before my family and I returned to Israel. When the opportunity arose to assume the role of Head of School in 2013, we did not hesitate to return. I am passionate about education and most importantly, Jewish education and I believe in the mission of this school. 

We offer an integrated Orthodox Jewish and college preparatory education in an atmosphere of true excellence. Our students are committed to Torah and its ethical and moral precepts and to the Jewish People. We are proud of our strong spiritual connection to the Land and State of Israel in addition to our dedication to American heritage and achievement in contemporary society.

The beauty of RMBA is that we have so much to offer our students in terms of our academics, appreciation for Judaism and extra-curricular activities.   There is truly a sense that you can have it all! By taking advantage of all that we have to offer, our students excel and mature into well rounded individuals who go on to achieve greatness. Our graduates proudly walk out of our school as upstanding individuals, committed to Torah and helping others, and wanting to further their education and careers.

Every day, as I walk through these hallways, I am simply blown away by the incredible level of learning that takes place. It is a constant source of inspiration to me and I wish to share this you, as I don’t want Robert M. Beren Academy to be Houston’s best kept secret anymore!

Enjoy exploring our website and welcome to our Robert M. Beren Academy family.

Rabbi Aharoni Carmel
Head of School