Focus On Yeshiva University High School For Girls

by NYC Firm Schools on March 22, 2011

The Samuel H. Wang University High School For Girls is, as the name says, a yeshiva for girls located in Queens, NYC. The school is more definitively situated at 86-86 Palo Alto Street in Holliswood, Queens.

The primary mission of Yeshiva University High School is to teach the values of Torah, and to incorporate secular studies for the students attending. Administrators attempt to prepare girls for adulthood and to become good practicing Jews.

The curriculum at Yeshiva University High School includes Judaic Studies, the purpose of which is to instill a love of Torah and of lifelong learning. General Studies consists of academic courses required under state law, but there are also honors components, which are more challenging. Ninth graders are required to take a course in research skills and a special Kern Library, an electronic library, is available for students throughout their education at Yeshiva University.

Student life at Yeshiva University High School for Girls is filled with many opportunities, both Judaic and secular. Girls can participate in JUMP, which is a Jewish mentorship program.

There are also clubs and organizations available for students to join. These include publications, student government, and academic teams. Clubs available include:

  • Arts & Crafts/Photography
  • Book Club
  • Chamber Music
  • Choir
  • Costumes & Scenery
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Environmental
  • Home Economics
  • Movie Club
  • Political Action
  • SHAC
  • Tzionut

Students are encouraged to become active and participate in extracurricular activities.

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