Jewish Week Newspaper - May 17, 2019:
As a yeshiva, we take seriously the responsibility of keeping the flame of Torah and yirat Shamayim, fear of God, as well as ahavat Shamayim, love of God, burning brightly in the hearts of our children. Students have the opportunity to study Jewish heritage including Torah, Talmud, Hebrew, Bible classes, Israel & Holocaust Studies.
All knowledge, be it religious or secular, stems from the Creator of the universe and North Shore Hebrew Academy High School is similarly driven by a commitment to academic excellence in General studies. Students have the opportunity to study world heritage including literature, art, science, mathematics, business, technology, music, world languages and physical education/athletics, helping students to realize their fullest potential.
North Shore Hebrew Academy is particularly pleased to be able to offer a rigorous and developed STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) program. In addition to offering courses in engineering, science research and computer science, there are numerous clubs that students can get involved in (including electronics, robotics, Girls Who Code and more). We also have a brand new MakerSpace where students can explore, build and learn independently and with faculty guidance.
For students who desire a more authentic Yeshiva experience within the framework of a co-educational Modern Orthodox High School, this school-within-a-school Beit Midrash program will allow students to delve deeper into Judaic Studies while still benefitting from a rigorous secular curriculum.
Student Life and Co-Curricular Activities
NSHAHS offers an extensive list of extra-curricular (after school) and co-curricular (during school) clubs and activities for students to get involved in. This further broadens their knowledge and experiences making for well-rounded individuals.
An important part of Jewish life is Chesed: giving back to others and helping the community. There are numerous opportunities for students to take part in Chesed activities.
Students are mentored by teachers, deans and guidance counselors throughout high school. As they near the upper grades, counselors work with students to prepare for college and plan for a gap year in Israel if desired.
Throughout the year, there are many events and programs that help build and foster the spirit that our community feels. Around Chanukah time, there is Spirit Week. There are many programs throughout the year that correspond to days on the Jewish calendar and Israeli holidays and commemorations. A highlight of the school happens near Purim. It is called Shiriyah (Song) and is a big celebration, color war and sing competition. In addition, students are selected monthly for Student of the Month, recognizing achievements of their success. Other honors and awards are also profiled on our website.