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Northwest Yeshiva High School

Private | 9-12 | 75 students

Our school is known for its challenging academics and inspiring Judaics.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $741,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,460.

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Posted February 5, 2012

I am a second semester senior! I love yeshiva an d I am going to miss it next year but I am really glad I got to go t o this school. I think that academically, yeshiva is one of the too schools in the state. But what really makes this school so good is the community and the teachers. Teachers here really care about us. If you need extra help, every teacher will give it to you. They will meet you at lunch,stay after school or do whatever they can to help you do your best. I also want to talk about the students. Yeshiva is a real community. When I first started as a freshman, I was surprised to find out there were so many students from other schools. I know that the friends I made here will be good friends forever. School can sometimes get very challenging,especially junior year. But it is so worth it! Thant you yeshiva!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2011

Great school. Wonderful faculty. The teachers and staff care about the development of the whole student. My daughter is getting a first rate education. She is already a stronger writer and thinker than I am! Although the teachers challenge the kids to achieve at a high level, they also nurture them a long and help them find success. This goes for the administration too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2011

This is a small school and they really foster a community feeling where teachers and administrators really look out for each student and encourage them to reach high and attain their goals. My child is happy and doing well. I was hesitant at first about sending my child to yeshiva because of the reputation for challenging academics but I underestimated the amount of support and nurturing and accommodations that the school provides. It also isn't all academics. There seems to be a strong emphasis on the arts and drama and sports. And the student body is wonderful. Student clubs are open to all regardless of grade. Students seem to care a lot about their school and community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I am a freshman at the yeshiva. I just finished the first semester. It was an adjustment from middle school but I liked it a lot. The first quarter was hard because I was getting used to new teachers and new expectations but by 2nd quarter, I had made the transition. At yeshiva, the teachers are always there for you and one of the things that I learned during the 1st semester is that they want to help you and they want you to do well. One of the math teachers stays after school each day for an hour to give any students extra help or explanation, even students not in her class. My Language Arts teacher always grades our essays with so much detail and explanation that it probably takes her an hour to grade each paper and she lets us rewrite a final draft. In the beginning of the school year, Language Arts was my hardest and least favorite class but now it is one of my favorite classes. I am becoming a better writer and the teacher is always there for us when we have questions or need extra help. I think yeshiva is a good place to go to high school and it is a good place to go if you want to get into a good college too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2009

I just completed Junior year and while it was incredibly difficult balancing a heavy workload of general and judaic studies, sports and a social life, I made it work and all the teachers were extremely helpful. For example, after school math help with mrs cathcart, help with torah fair from rabbi brody and lots of extensions. I also love all the students at Yeshiva. I can't imagine a better place to have spent my high school years
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2009

My son just completed his freshman year at NYHS. We are extremely pleased with the school. From the beginning we saw that the staff cared. They met with our son the prior spring at his middle school for the interview process. They supported him completely with his individual learning style. Our son qualified for additional support and they provided a daily tutor to patiently prepare him for assignments and tests. The administration is approachable and truly cares about the social and academic success of our son. NYHS holds each study to a high moral code of conduct. Each student gives back to the community with service hours required as part of the curriculum. They accepted my son for all of his strengths and areas needing growth and they are moving him steadily forward with high expectations. Our son knows that his teachers care about him and believe in him.
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Posted June 16, 2008

my sons came out of high school so much more prepared for college than I was. They have also become stronger in their faith and observance. Great school that pushes our kids and helps turn them into great young adults.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 98% 60%
Black 1% 5%
Hispanic 1% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Private
Public
Religious
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 100% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Brandeis Univesity
University of Washington
Yeshiva University
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Hebrew
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Awards

Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • King County Earth Heroes (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Recycling club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • Forensics club
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Associations
  • NSHDS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • College prep
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Food
  • Forensics club
  • Israel Awareness
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Recycling club
  • Spirit
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Private
Public
Religious

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$0 - $16000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Brandeis Univesity
University of Washington
Yeshiva University
College preparation / awareness offered
SAT/ACT prep classes
College presentations or information sessions
College prep programs/courses during the year
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 100%
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5017 90th Avenue Southeast
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Phone: (206) 232-5272

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