Welcome to The Frisch School. It gives us great pleasure to highlight some important aspects of our Yeshiva.
The last Mitzvah in the Torah, the commandment to write a Sefer Torah, describes the contents of Torah as Shirah, as poetry and song. The joint effort of parents and school to set teenagers on the path toward meaningful and mindful lives based on Torah and Mitzvot can be successful only if we help our students experience the music of Torah both in school and at home.
The overarching goal of all that we do in our classrooms and in our Beit Midrash, in our laboratories and in our Shul, in our gym and in our library, in our corridors and in our lounges and even while snow tubing down a mountain during a retreat/Shabbaton is to create an educational and developmental context and a warm, supportive environment in which high school students become ambitious thinkers who wrestle with the complexities of traditional Jewish life in the modern world. Our students develop as committed insiders rather than as disinterested observers, as citizens of the world and of Am Yisrael. Critical thinking, hard work, relationships with peers and faculty, a quest for broader horizons, and the Ru’ach which is generated by hundreds of young and soaring spirits combine to create the unique growth opportunity which is The Frisch School.
, the goal of our sophisticated Torah Studies program is to imbue each of our students with a love of Talmud Torah, commitment to the ritual, moral and ethical aspects of a life of Torah and Mizvot. Our classes in Gemara, Mikra, Halakah and Hashkafa are designed not merely to develop textual skills and knowledge, but to focus on the spiritual and moral values inherent in Torah. Our Torah studies teachers, role models of Torah values, create a warm teacher-student relationship in which these values can flourish.
At Frisch, the General Studies program not only expands the students’ horizons and expects the pursuit of academic/intellectual excellence in the full breadth of human knowledge but also emphasizes that the proper study of general culture, the arts and sciences, can make us better people, better Jews.
At Frisch, students are exposed to demanding requirements including four years of English, Math, and Social Studies, at least three years of Science, and at least two years of a Foreign Language (Latin, French, or Spanish). A highly sensitive math tracking program addresses specific needs of the individual student. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English, History, Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, Computer Science, Statistics, Studio Art, Economics and Art History. Students who require reinforcement in writing and math skills are provided with additional courses to fulfill their needs. As part of their complete and rich course offerings, students also have opportunities for electives in areas of individual interest, such as Creative Writing, Jewish Philosophy, Astronomy, Linear Algebra and Logic, The Supreme Court, Music Theory, Anatomy and Computer Applications.
At Frisch, we educate and learn from the total student. Student Activities are an integral part of our school and of student life, not an appendage to the academic program. Students are encouraged to participate and to take leadership roles in a broad variety of activities and to initiate new programs and projects. Available activities include the full range of athletics, music and art, drama, newspapers and literary journals, political, social and communal activities, and, of course, Tzedakah, Israel activism and Chessed.
At Frisch, we are proud that for more than three decades our yeshiva has contributed to the development of Bnai and Bnot Torah whose devotion to Talmud Torah is profound and inspirational. Frisch graduates serve as rabbinical, educational and lay leaders of Jewish communities throughout the United States and Israel. Our recent graduates are superb students at mens’ and womens’ yeshivot in Israel—two-thirds or more of our graduates spend a year of Torah study in Israel—and are leaders of undergraduate Orthodox communities on many college campuses.
At Frisch, we take seriously our responsibility to meet the needs of a broad variety of learners and learning styles. Academic support, in classrooms, in guidance offices, and in the learning center, is available for students who require additional reinforcement.
At Frisch, we help our students appreciate and struggle with the difficulty and complexity, but also with the beauty of Modern Orthodoxy. No question is out of bounds. Limudei Kadesh faculty and the administration are sensitive to the issues of adolescent religious development and to the issues with which twenty-first century teenagers wrestle. Our students have ready access to the Torah guidance staff and to all of their Rebbeim and Torah studies teachers.
At Frisch, the classes and corridors reverberate with Ruach. From various Y’mei lyun to our Shiriyah, and from Rosh Chodesh programs to grade-wide trips and Retreats, the students feel the warmth and the joy of their religious heritage
At Frisch, the placement of the student in the appropriate track is a priority. We believe that each student will function best in a delicate balance between homogeneous grouping and a challenging and stimulating environment. Thus, we insist on frequent review and fluidity placement in both Judaic and General Studies.
At Frisch, a professional counseling staff of highly-trained and sensitive individuals is available to address any concerns of the students during the highly-charged adolescent years, and as they prepare for admission to the yeshiva and/or university of their choice.
Please call us to explore aspects of the Frisch Experience. Visit our campus and as you walk around, peer into offices, glance into the cafeteria or Beit Midrash, look for that guy who looks too old to be sitting with a bunch of kids on the floor along the locker wall, and you’ll see a sample of the exciting daily interaction between Frisch students and Frisch adults which characterizes our school.
Frisch is more than just a school -- it’s a family!
Dr. Kalman Stein,