Admissions

Explore Weber

Since its beginning 25 years ago, The Weber School has welcomed Jewish high school students from all over Atlanta. As a Jewish community high school with an exceptional college preparatory program, we attract and enroll students with a wide range of observance levels and Jewish education.

Welcome!

Meet The Director of Admissions

Thank you so much for your interest in The Weber School! 

As a lifelong educator and a parent of two Weber School alums, I can say with confidence that our school and distinguished faculty prepare students for success in college and in life by teaching them and inspiring them to be knowledgeable, thinking, involved, and committed Jewish adults who strive to improve the world. This is reinforced in all that we do at Weber through our academics, co-curricular activities, and community service.

The Weber School welcomes Jewish high school students from all backgrounds and across Atlanta. Please come for a visit to learn about our wonderful school community full of  “Only at Weber” opportunities.  

Our admissions team looks forward to getting to know your child and your family throughout the admissions process.

Best,
Rise

Admissions Process

List of 4 items.

  • 1. Inquire

    Complete our brief online inquiry form and we’ll be in touch to discuss our academic and co-curricular offerings.

    You may also inquire by emailing Rise Arkin, Director of Admissions.
  • 2. Meet and Interview

    Meet with Director of Admissions Rise Arkin and schedule an onsite or zoom interview for the applicant(s).
  • 3. Visit

    School tours, classroom visits, and zoom information sessions provide a variety of ways for you to explore Weber and learn how our "Only at Weber" curriculum and co-curriculars set Weber apart from other Atlanta area high schools.
  • 4. Apply

    Weber's application process is entirely online with sections for both parent and student to complete. Your application can be saved and resumed later if the Parent and Student sections need to be completed at different times.

    New parents

    Follow the steps below to access the application. You already have an account created for you, using your email, and you will be prompted to create a new password for that existing account. 
    1. Follow this link to the application
    2. Enter your email address where indicated and click "next"
    3. Follow the steps to create your password

    Once your password is established, you will be taken to your admission checklist where you can begin the application. The checklist items you will need to complete are:
    1. Online application
    2. Three recommendations: Current Math teacher, current English teacher, and Principal/Guidance Counselor (Click on each checklist item and insert the email of the appropriate individual. That individual will be sent a link to a confidential online recommendation form.) You may also request an optional recommendation from another teacher.
    3. School Records: Download the form and email the form to your child's school.
    4. Immunization Record: Upload a copy of this form.
    5. Birth Certificate: Upload a copy of this form.
    6. Social Security Card: You may either upload a copy or share the SSN over the telephone with our Director of Admissions.
    7. COVID vaccination card: Upload a copy of this card.
    8. If appropriate, educational psychological testing report, IEP, and or 504 plan.


    Existing Weber families

    Click this link to log into your parent Blackbaud account and begin a new application.  

    You will be taken to your admission checklist where you can begin the application. The checklist items you will need to complete are:
    1. Online application
    2. Three recommendations: Current Math teacher, current English teacher, and Principal/Guidance Counselor (Click on each checklist item and insert the email of the appropriate individual. That individual will be sent a link to a confidential online recommendation form.) You may also request an optional recommendation from another teacher.
    3. School Records: Download the form and email the form to your child's school.
    4. Immunization Record: Upload a copy of this form.
    5. Birth Certificate: Upload a copy of this form.
    6. Social Security Card: You may either upload a copy or share the SSN over the telephone with our Director of Admissions.
    7. COVID vaccination card: Upload a copy of this card.
    8. If appropriate, educational psychological testing report, IEP, and or 504 plan

Questions?

List of 2 members.

  • Rise Arkin 

    Director of Admissions
    404-917-2500, ext. 117
  • Nicole Rodriguez 

    Advancement & Admissions Manager
    404-917-2500, ext. 101

Message From Head of School

Athletics and Sports Science Academy

Academics

Global Experiences

The Daniel Zalik Academy

Arts

Only at Weber

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  • Academics

    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.
  • Global Experiences

    The Abe Besser Senior 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.
  • Academies

    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.

    Click here to explore The Daniel Zalik Academy
    THE SPORTS SCIENCE ACADEMY
    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.

    Click here to explore The Sports Science Academy.
  • Outreach, Leadership, and Service

    The Weber School provides a variety of school initiatives and opportunities that promote student leadership and involvement.

    Peace by Piece
    Under the auspices of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), Peace by Piece at The Weber School aims to promote respect and understanding among Jewish, Christian, and Muslim high school students.

    Student Ambassador Program
    Ambassadors serve as role models both inside and outside of the Weber School, lead tours for prospective students and parents, assist with visit days, serve on panels at admissions events and participate in admissions programs and activities.

    Peer Leadership
    Peer Leadership at Weber is a mentoring program that supports new students throughout their first year at Weber. Our Peer leaders exemplify leadership on and off-campus.

    Tikkun Olam (“Repair the World”)
    The Weber VOLS is a student-run service organization focused on providing Weber students with meaningful volunteer opportunities with a variety of local and international organizations.
  • Student Life and Programming

    Student Life at Weber goes far beyond the classroom and provides real-life experiences that help develop character, judgment, and confidence.

    Whether partnering in a community service project, leading a school program, or participating in a student organization, Weber students have myriad opportunities to pursue their interests. Our students are engaged and excited about their community, their friends, and their school.

    From Jewish studies to Shabbaton, grade level trips and holiday celebrations and events, Weber dynamically embraces Judaism and Jewish culture.
  • Fine and Performing Arts

    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.

    MUSIC
    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.

    THEATRE
    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.

    FINE ARTS
    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.
  • Athletics

    The Weber School sponsors 14 varsity and 6 junior varsity teams and is a member of the Georgia High School Association. More than 65 percent of the student body participates in athletics.

    Weber Athletics also offers a year-round strength and conditioning program available to all students offered during three classes throughout the school day as well as after school. The strength and conditioning program utilizes our traditional weight room as well as our state of the art Athletic Annex. Our Athletic Annex is an indoor training facility equipped with free weights, cardiovascular training apparatus, suspension training, an indoor batting cage, indoor golf training area, and other modalities to help our athletes increase their strength, speed, agility, and flexibility. The Weber Athletic Department employs a full-time Athletic Trainer to meet the sports medicine needs of our athletes.
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.