Welcome to Ann and Nate Levine Academy's website! We are so thrilled that you are taking a look at our inspiring and innovative program, taught by a dynamic and energetic faculty, and anchored in Jewish learning and values.
For almost 40 years, Levine Academy has been preparing students to succeed in the area’s top high school programs—Yavneh, Greenhill, Hockaday, ESD, St. Mark’s, Parish, and the area’s top magnet programs, and more. Our students learn vital academic skills, cultivate a moral awareness, and understand the significance of collaboration, perseverance, and creativity—all designed to help them navigate this complex world of today and tomorrow. Critical thinking is highly valued: Our students get a lot of practice taking a question and examining its many angles and implications. They are unafraid to express a perspective and yet are open to learn more and consider something better. And they have loads of opportunity to lead, to perform, and to shine. At Levine, learning is infused with depth and purpose, chiefly because our core Jewish mission provides a superb grounding in traditions, celebrations, and identity.
When you visit our school, you will see active, student-centered learning taking place everywhere; you will see technology being smartly deployed to enhance lessons and accelerate learning; you will also see spirited teachers who are working closely to meet individual needs and are encouraging their students to take that next step and reach a little farther. Above all, there is a welcoming warmth and positive tone everywhere, because we all know the goodness that our school’s mission is instilling in our students, giving them the best Jewish education available.
Whether you have children ready for our youngest level—three months old—or are looking beyond our Early Childhood Program to learn more about our Kindergarten through Eighth Grade program, we enthusiastically hope you will make your plans to visit with us. We know that you will feel our ruach (spirit!) and liveliness, and you will see what Levine can mean for your children.
When you visit, I will be happy to meet with you, learn more about your children, and respond to your questions.
Head of School
Ann & Nate Levine Academy
Tom Elieff has headed five private schools--covering early childhood, elementary, middle and upper schools--in Chicago (Lake Forest Academy), Seattle (The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle), Houston (Beth Yeshurun Day School), and Dallas (St. Mark’s School of Texas’ Upper School and Levine Academy). He received his BA from Brown University and his MA from Northwestern University. In 2005, Tom was selected to participate in the first national cohort of Jewish day school leaders called Project Sulam, a multi-year learning and leadership program launched at Brandeis University. In July of 2014, Tom became Head of School at Levine Academy.
Levine Community Bulletin: School Closure Announcement (03.20.2020)
Dear Levine Families,
My letter today will impart some new and important information about our school closure timetable, but I wanted to express to everyone up front how proud and impressed I am at the resilience and resolve of our entire learning community during this initial week of Levine-At-Home. It has been an extraordinary transition, with students and parents and teachers stepping up to this new reality with a venturesome spirit, and with a fervent and shared faith that our mission must move forward.
This morning, I must share news from our Governor's office regarding his closure announcement pertaining to all schools in Texas, public and private. The Governor announced on Thursday that all schools must remain closed through Friday, April 3, and this time-frame may still be extended from that date. Because we must abide by this order and hold to our Passover holiday calendar dates, Levine will remain closed through Sunday, April 19. We will communicate our status regarding reopening school on Monday, April 20 early in the week of April 13. [READ MORE]