Israel Center for Excellence through Education
A Life Changing High School Education

Curious? Capable? Committed? Welcome.


The Israel Arts and Science Academy (IASA) serves highly talented and motivated students who want to excel in music, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, computer science, the humanities, sculpture and the visual arts. IASA emphasizes advanced learning tools, knowledge, and extensive practical experience in all offered fields. Students live on our Schusterman Campus, situated on inviting grounds, surrounded by the Jerusalem hills.



Excellence, leadership, social responsibility, pluralism, mutual understanding, and democracy are the essential values of IASA faculty and students. IASA students participate in national and international competitions, receiving esteemed awards and prizes while honoring the Academy and the State of Israel. IASA boasts more than 1,000 graduates who have gone on to serve with distinction in elite army units, academic institutions, and as volunteers.


Student Body
We are Israelís most integrated high school, representing more than 100 communities including: native born and immigrant Israelis, observant and secular Jews, Israeli Arabs, students from development towns, major cities, kibbutzim and moshavim. The school is open to students based solely on merit, motivation, and a thirst for knowledge, with more than 90% receiving financial aid.

Academic Philosophy
IASA is a model for the delivery of a curiosity-driven, experiential education with minimal lecturing and a focus on self-directed discovery. The curriculum is based on the values of exploration, ethics, independent thinking, and community service.


The integrated school society becomes a living lesson in democratic and humanistic values in the dorms.  A lively program of cultural activities, discussions, intellectual stimulation, current events and social activities is combined with an active sports program.  Parental involvement is particularly solicited at the Academy.


Sports, Fitness and Wellness Center
The Sports Center is designed to promote holistic, physical education.  Students train in their free time, as well as during regular sports classes. Facilities include a modern outdoor running track, gymnasium, a well equipped fitness room, a movement room, and an aerobics studio,
The Fitness Center is dedicated to the memory of Norman Zuckerman and Nathan Asher.