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.
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.
NSHAHS becomes a registered school within the NY Department of Education
NSHAHS becomes Middle States Accredited
NSHAHS becomes accredited as a member of the NY State Association of Independent Schools.
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
High School moves to permanent locations 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
Jewish Heritage trip to Spain
March of the Living program introduced for seniors. 50 students participate.
Mini-mester programs introduced consisting of 45 course choices.
Interdisciplinary programs introduced.
First NSHAHS CD released.
30 SMART Boards integrated into the classrooms.
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
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
Boys Torah Bowl wins Division Championship
Second NSHAHS CD released
High School enrollment exceeds 400 boys and girls
Expansion of Accelerated Hebrew Language and Tanach programs
Introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Program
2014 - 2015
Introduction of DECA chapter
Introduction of Girls Who Code chapter
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)
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
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
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
100%Graduation Rate99%Percentage of Students who attend 4 year colleges or universities.17AP Courses Offered187Number of students enrolled in at least one AP course.100%Rooms with Interactive Whiteboard Technology.27Athletic Programs Offered12Honor Societies11.5Acre Campus20Research Competitions participated in.60%Percentage of students learning in Israel during Gap year.27%Number of students making national honor roll.5Average number of college acceptances per student.22:1Average Class Size100Co-Curricular Activities including Clubs, Sports and Chesed.1:1Laptops425Boys and girls enrollment