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Haftr Middle School

Private | 6-8

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Posted January 5, 2013

HAFTR needs to take a serious look at the way it was twenty years ago when Rabbi Besser and Dr. Vitow ran the schools. Those were HAFTR's best days. Since they left the school has never been the same.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 25, 2011

HAFTR claims to be an orthodox yeshiva. But, we found it to be far from this. We found the school to not be orthodox enough. Can't recommend this yeshiva.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 17, 2011

HAFTR has a problem with bullying in the school. The students are not taught about Derech Eretz (respect for each other) in any meaningful way. I have heard the same thing from other concerned parents as well. As for the curriculum, it is severely lacking in many areas. There are no art or music courses which are essential to a rounded education. I took my children out of HAFTR and they are much happier in their new school.
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Posted October 21, 2010

HAFTR Middle School meets the needs of our students.
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Posted October 21, 2010

Caring, reliable, flexible.
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Posted October 18, 2010

great spirit, fantastic education
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Posted October 6, 2010

They did an excellent jon educating my childern
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Posted September 20, 2010

HAFTR is an excellent school combining an unsurpassed yeshiva education combined with a spectacular secular education.
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Posted September 20, 2010

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Posted April 21, 2009

Great school - warm environment in an academic setting

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  • Rochelle Brand
  • Jewish (Orthodox)


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44 Frost Lane
Lawrence, NY 11559
Phone: (516) 569-6352


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