Frankel Jewish Academy (FJA) has been named one of the nation's best for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), according to Newsweek magazine.
FJA is ranked in the top 1% of schools in Michigan and the top 2% of all high schools in the United States in this report of the 2020 Best STEM Schools. Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank America's Best STEM High Schools. The schools were ranked based on data collected from 2015 to 2019. The research determined which schools provided the best STEM experience for students while positioning them for post-secondary study.
The top five thousand schools made the final list out of over thirty thousand high schools in the United States. From that five thousand, FJA ranked 514 - which puts it in the top 1% of schools in Michigan, the top 2% of all high schools in the United States, and better than the vast majority of the schools in the Detroit Metro area. FJA is also ranked #3 of all Jewish Schools (that have a high school) in the United States!
“This recognition from Newsweek and STEM.org demonstrates the strength of Frankel Jewish Academy’s programs. With the addition of our Genesis STEAM lab, we have been able to involve our students in robotics, coding, graphic design, and critical thinking in nearly every subject in our school,” said Head of School Rabbi Azaryah Cohen. “When our students won first prize in an international robotics competition at the Technion in Israel, it validated all of our work in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Our graduates enter the world with technology at their fingertips.”