Shalhevet changed my daughters life.
She is now in her senior year at Shalhevet and I am eternally grateful for the INDIVIDUAL care , love and support my daughter receives on a daily basis.
She has a learning challenge and within the loving community of teachers she has blossomed into an excited enthused young woman who actually enjoys the subjects that seemed so daunting in Freshman year. Shalhevet is a gift. a gift that will benefit your child for the rest of their lives.
Excellent School. The new head of shcool has really excelled in all he has done. Whatever the probelms were before this head of school, have either become much smaller or have gone totally. I am truly impressed by how the school has turned around for the better.
If you like a school that is disorganized and chaotic this is the school for you. The discipline is very lax and most of the teachers dont care if the kids are supervised or not. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.
The administration has improved greatly in the past 6 months. The religious studies have become significantly more serious in the past 2 years. My daughter loves going to school everyday. Students have the opportunity to express themselves and get involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities.
With a few exceptions, the administration is generally weak and has many shortcomings. It is particularly disorganized. (The notable exceptions are in the college guidance counselor, and in the director of admissions, which are led by two excellent women.) However, my children (I'm on my 3rd) have thrived at the school. They have mostly had excellent teachers, and the student body is friendly, enthusiastic and extremely intelligent, but not snobby or cliquish. The 11th and 12th graders can take many high level courses that are as intellectually challenging as anything they will have in college level. They have some great opportunities for extracurricular activities, including a stand-out drama department. A group of motivated, intelligent students, combined with outstanding teachers, will overcome the disorganized administration.
I have 2 boys at Shalhevet, my boys will sleep at school is possible, they are very happy and they wake up every day exited to go to school, I think that is a great sign. Overall the school is good, they have great teachers and great activities.