North Shore Hebrew Academy High School Where Dreams Become Accomplishments

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Dr. Daniel J. Vitow
Welcome to our official website. As you look through the various pages of our site you will get a glimpse of our exciting, dynamic educational institution—the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School. NSHA HS was founded on and continues to operate according to a set of thoughtfully developed and clearly articulated principles. These principles sum up what we stand for at our school.

 We believe in educating our children, not merely schooling them. Our school is a place where thinking, analyzing, imagining, and creating are encouraged, nurtured, and rewarded. We don’t want our students to learn merely for the sake of passing a test. We want them to develop intellectual curiosity and the skills with which to satisfy it. We know that learning begins with questions; we teach our students how to make productive inquiries.
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2020 - 2021

Accreditation granted by Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools and NYSAIS (NYS Assoc of Independent Schools)

Remote Learning school wide in all subjects from March - June

"Minimester" - 41 courses offered

Mary Poppins played to a full house for all 3 performances

ZOOMIYAH replaced Shiriyah

Best of LI Contest - 3 Winners! Best School Spirit, Dr. Vitow-Best Principal 2nd time, Samrita Chandhok, MD-Best Teacher

NSHAHS Voted #1 Jewish School in LI by Niche.com

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School opens September 6, 2001 with 110 students
World class faculty hired
175 Community Drive constructed utilizing 40,000 square feet
Preliminary visit by Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools gives opportunity to apply for Accreditation: 
NSHAHS is first school in U.S. to be given this honor without senior class integrated in school.


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NSHAHS becomes a registered school within the New York State Department of Education

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NSHAHS becomes Middle States Accredited

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NSHAHS becomes accredited as a member of the NY State Association of Independent Schools.

Regents exemptions extended to NSHAHS

Israel Guidance program begins

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Tarbut - Multi Cultural Program introduced

Israel Advocacy program begins

Writing Center opens

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    NSHAHS Research Program begins with:

Siemens Science, Math & Technology Competition - Intel Science Talent Search

LI Junior Science and Humanities Symposium - Molloy College science fair

Toshiba Explora Vision Awards - Al Kalfus LI Math Fair

LISEF (Long Island Science & Engineering Fair) - ISEF (International Science & Engineering Fair)

 Long Island Science Congress - Research Association Invitational Science Fair

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High School moves to permanent location at 400 North Service Road comprising 118,000 square feet of educational space on 11 1/2 acres of land

Chesed trip to Israel for grades 10 & 11

SIYUM Scholars program introduced

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Jewish Heritage trip to Spain

March of the Living program introduced for seniors. 50 students participate.

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Mini-mester programs introduced consisting of 45 course choices.

Interdisciplinary programs introduced.

First NSHAHS CD released.

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30 SMART Boards integrated into the classrooms.

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The Al Kalfus Memorial Math Competition Winners 

Commission of Colleges & Schools and NYSAIS

Introduction of Accelerated Tanach and Bechina Yerushalmit program

Growth of sports programs to include 27 different teams, with victory in multiple championship games

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Creation of Bronheim Advanced Math program and expansion of Math Research

Institution of mandatory CPR training for all students

Implementation of Jewish History program & Israel Advocacy; new Talmud curriculum

Start of Jazz Band and Concert Band

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Boys Torah Bowl wins Division Championship

Second NSHAHS CD released

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High School enrollment exceeds 400 boys and girls

Expansion of Accelerated Hebrew Language and Tanach programs

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Introduction of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program

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2014 - 2015

Introduction of DECA chapter

Introduction of Girls Who Code chapter

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New courses offered: AP Macroeconomics, Pre-AP Arts, Jewish Philosophy, AP Statistics, Mandarin Chinese, Latin 1 & 2, Computer Science (Intro, AP CSA, AP CSP), Architecture 1 & with CAD, AP English Language, Spanish 5, Real Estate & Investments, Marketing & Entrepreneurship, Virtual Enterprises Institute, E2 (Engineering & Entrepreneurship)

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2016 - 2017

Roll-out of New Student Information System

Launch of New Website

Instituted Beit Midrash Program for all grades under direction of Rabbi Elliot Schrier

Expanded Mandarin Chinese into the Business Program

Student of the Month Program began

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2018 - 2019

Chai (18th) Anniversary of the School

Dr. Vitow won Best Principal in the Best of Long Island Contest

We're named #1 Jewish Day School on Long Island by Niche.com

Senior Internship work/study Program began

Girls Who Code earned first ever College Board AP Computer Science Diversity Award

Introduction of Amudim (drug education for parents & students) Program

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2019 - 2020

New Physical Fitness room with bikes & treadmills

Sending a delegation of 24 students & 3 faculty to AIPAC in Washington, D.C.

Restoration of Theater Production Program

Newly renovated student lounges with school-wide custom charging stations

Introduction of accelerated Anatomy & Physiology for 9th grade

Going through 3rd round of re-accreditation with first Joint Accreditation with Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools and NYSAIS (New York State Association of Independent Schools)

NSHAHS Notable Facts

Graduation Rate
Percentage of Students who attend 4 year colleges or universities.
AP Courses Offered
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Number of students enrolled in at least one AP course.
Rooms with Interactive Whiteboard Technology.
Athletic Programs Offered
Honor Societies
Acre Campus
Research Competitions participated in.
Percentage of students learning in Israel during Gap year.
Number of students making national honor roll.
Average number of college acceptances per student.
Average Class Size
Co-Curricular Activities including Clubs, Sports and Chesed.
Boys and girls enrollment

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