Weber promotes a curiosity for learning, leadership development, and social responsibility. To keep the curriculum both challenging and engaging, our students learn in the classroom, off-campus, and around the world led by a distinguished, experienced faculty that teaches and mentors teenagers throughout the all-important high school years.
In addition to numerous Advanced Placement, Honors, and College Preparatory classes, Weber offers a wide variety of unique elective courses that reflect faculty members’ content expertise and research fields.
Weber takes a great deal of pride in its Only at Weber experiences, which include two distinguished Academies.
THE DANIEL ZALIK ACADEMY (DZA)
The Daniel Zalik Academy, or DZA, is Weber’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Design Institute, housed in a professionally equipped fabrication lab (MIT-Inspired Fab Lab) on our campus. The DZA provides amazing opportunities for our students to gain mastery in human-centered design and develop expertise in scientific research, digital modeling, computer science, and robotics. Students acquire skills in areas such as digital fabrication, 3D printing, carpentry, and welding, and create product prototypes using these tools.
The Weber Sports Science Academy, featuring an Honors Diploma program, is designed to educate students in fields including physical therapies, sports medicine, physical training, fitness and sports management. This program offers exclusive opportunities for Weber students to develop advanced knowledge and skills in these disciplines which is typically only available at the college level.
Weber offers multiple courses in the visual arts, ceramics, dance, music, and theater with two musical productions each year. Our comprehensive music education program features performance and general music courses, choral and instrumental performance ensembles, and Artists-in-Residence.
Weber’s music program offers many opportunities for students to make music! Whether you play an instrument or are interested in learning how to play an instrument such as guitar or piano- we have a place for you! Weber’s musicians form various bands and a chorus each school year. Our music students frequently learn from and perform with professional, touring musicians and perform alongside them at venues around Atlanta.
The mission of the Weber Theatre Department is to celebrate the talents of each individual. Everyone has something unique to bring to the table and showcasing these gifts is a crucial part of the artistic process.
We rehearse and perform at least two productions per year. These productions vary depending on the semester. Past productions have included book musicals, straight plays, virtual performances, showcases, and original Weber one-acts (both musical and non-musical) written by members of the student body. We are proud members of the National Thespian Society
Dance training and one-on-one vocal coaching may also be available so please ask for more information about this if you are interested.
Our Fine Arts program includes two art studios – one for ceramics and one for visual arts. The ceramics studio has 14 wheels and a slab roller, accommodating the many students who select this elective. Assignments range from sculpture and tableware to Jewish ritual objects such as Passover seder plates and kiddush cups. Although most pots are fired electrically inside, Raku firings happen periodically outside — in the lower parking lot. The ceramics teacher and a Jewish Studies teacher co-teach an interdisciplinary course in Jewish Symbolism where the class studies Jewish text and then creates a visual arts piece that expresses their interpretation of the text.
The Abe BesserSenior Israel-Poland Experience is a hallmark of senior year at Weber. This three-week travel education program offers extensive learning about Jewish history as well as contemporary Jewish life in both Israel and Poland. This unique experience nurtures an authentic connection for students with their Jewish identity and serves as a capstone to the four years at Weber. Weber works in partnership with Heller High School in Israel and The Taube Center for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland to bring this wonderful experience to life for our seniors.
We also have a highly coveted Spanish Immersion Program for Spanish students in all grades. Through field studies in Atlanta and an extended stay in either Spain or Cuba, students have the opportunity to authentically engage in and fully understand the culture beyond tourist attractions. Students explore the Jewish communities and Jewish life as well as local culture including music, art, food, sports, and politics.
Weber has helped me focus on and excel in the subjects I love most; for example, I was able to take additional math courses over the summer to work on above level math that I find interesting. When I needed to switch out of a class, the dean was very responsive to my emails and understanding of my concerns. When I would like to meet with a teacher to go over a test, study, or talk about a lesson, it is very easy to find time to meet with them and get the help I need.
Weber teachers are very good at explaining things to me if I need extra help and do not judge me if I need something explained differently or more than once.
I love the close-knit community between Weber teachers and students and between the students with each other. We have so many traditions that are unique to Weber.
Weber has given me the best education and a connection to my Jewish identity. I can reach my full potential with the fantastic opportunities available to me.
When it comes to Weber, so many positive thoughts fill my head! The community and teachers are so welcoming. I love how much the teachers care about everyone's work ethic and grades and try their best to instill a passion for learning new things.
I love that my teachers always have an open door and are willing to meet with students to benefit their education. I love that my Jewish identity is enhanced by the interactive, interesting classes offered at Weber. I love that I can be confident and be myself around my peers and teachers because of the welcoming community. I love that my voice is heard.
At Weber, when you walk through the halls, you see different people in different grades hanging out with each other. The teachers also put in great effort to make connections with their students. Every teacher I've had has regularly checked in with each student in their class! Though they teach many different classes, Weber teachers always make time for their students.
I love the amount of care and effort the teachers put into teaching and making sure we are comfortable in our learning environment while helping us to be successful. Weber provides such a comfortable place to learn and grow -- not only as students but in preparing for our future.
I love the tremendous amount of drive and determination in the athletics program.
What I love about Weber is the community. Everybody has a common goal -- becoming more invested members of the Jewish community.
One thing I love about Weber is the strong bond between my teachers and me! They all put a lot of effort into building a relationship with their students.
I love that Weber is such a tight community and so accepting of everyone. I have truly found my best friends and Weber, and I am forever grateful for this amazing school.
I love how the teachers at Weber genuinely do care and do everything they can to help students succeed.
I love the one-on-one with my teachers and how they care about making every student better. Weber is a fun and safe environment where I can thrive.
I love that we can play any sport that we want!
Weber has helped me come out of my shell and be proud of my Jewish identity.
I love Weber because it is the perfect school to expand my academic knowledge while staying connected to Judaism, Jewish culture, and Israel.
Weber teachers are willing to listen, engage, and work with you inside and outside the classroom. There are so many opportunities, academically, socially, and athletically. Everyone is willing to talk and listen.
The Weber School, a Jewish Community high school serving students from all Jewish backgrounds, prepares students for success in college and in life with comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that inspire student exploration, leadership, and Jewish social consciousness. Many of our programs and academies are unique to Weber and can't be found at any other Atlanta-area high schools.
The Felicia Penzell Weber Jewish Community High School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.