Academic Principles & Program
Our Educational Philosophy is based on seven key pillars.
These principles and purposes guide everything we do: our culture, our faculty, our curriculum, and our standards of Jewish excellence.
The Classical Arts of LearningEvery student will master the classical arts of grammar, rhetoric, and logic, giving them the foundational skills and habits of mind necessary for clear reasoning, strong writing, public speaking, and close analysis of texts and ideas.
Classical LanguagesEvery student will study the foundational languages of Jewish and Western civilization: Hebrew and Greek or Latin.
The Majesty of Western CivilizationEvery student will understand, explore, and appreciate the great ideas, great books, and majestic history of Western civilization, the Jewish people, and American democracy.
The Mastery of Advanced Math and ScienceEvery student will master the advanced study of mathematics, biology, chemistry, and physics, awakening wonder about the marvels of the natural world and developing the necessary skills to pursue a career in any field of science or technology.
The Riches of Art and CultureEvery student will appreciate the riches of high culture—art, poetry, music, and architecture. Our program in Western culture will draw heavily upon the world-class resources of New York City.
The Spirit of American CitizenshipEvery student will be prepared for the responsibilities of American citizenship and the opportunities of entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public service.
The Confident Jew and ZionistEvery student will develop a strong foundation in Jewish texts, ideas, and practices; a deep commitment to Jewish life and identity; and a strong connection to Zionism and modern Israel.
Our academic program grounds all students in a shared culture of ideas and inspires every student to pursue areas of distinctive interest and unique talent.
- Western & American Civilization: History and Literature
- Advanced Mathematics & the Art of Problem Solving
- Jewish Civilization: Tanakh, History, and Modern Zionism
- Modern Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geology
- Core Languages: Hebrew and Greek or Latin
- Art History & Classical Music
- Athletic Training & Martial Arts
Tutorials & Electives
- Politics, Philosophy & Economics (PPE)
- Talmud and the Rabbinic Tradition
- Foreign Languages: French, Mandarin, Russian
- Computer Science & Programming
- Classical and Jazz Music: Performance Training
- Military History & Grand Strategy
- Jewish Literature & Philosophy
He who wishes to attain to human perfection must first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.