YULA Boys High School

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Type of School
A non-profit independent Orthodox Jewish yeshiva high school for boys, grades 9-12 with a dual curriculum of both general and Judaic studies.

Goals
Academic:
To prepare young Jewish men for entry into the highest quality colleges and religious seminaries (yeshivot).

Philosophy:
To develop a love and appreciation of G-d, Torah, the Jewish people, and the Land of Israel; to demonstrate the synergistic relationships between Science and Torah, professional success and ethical behavior, modern civilization and Jewish Values.

Enrollment
During the 2012-2013 academic year, 217 boys are attending YULA boys. 

Faculty
46 Full and part time faculty all of whom hold a B.A. and/or B.S. degree

  • 16 Masters
  • 5 Doctoral
  • 1 Juris Doctorate degree
  • 14 Rabbinic degrees

Accreditation
In May 2012, YULA was awarded a six year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. This is the highest level of accreditation awarded by WASC and is an indication of the school's strength and impressive educational program.  

Schedule
The boys attend school from 7:30 A.M. until 5:15 P.M. (M-Th)  (Fri until 1:40 P.M.). Classes are on a block schedule.

Students carry a full load of secular and Judaic course work.
 

Special programs (partial list):

  • Career Days
  • Community Social Action Programs
  • Drama Productions
  • Ethical Leadership Seminar
  • Fundraising/Charity Drives
  • National Basketball Tournament
  • National Model United Nations Conference
  • Parent/Student Learning Nights
  • Retreats
  • Program with Simon Wiesenthal Center
  • Special Senior Seminars
  • Student Council
  • The Panther (Newspaper)
  • Yearbook

 

Curriculum

General Studies

English  (4 year required – all courses literature based and emphasize composition skills)
English 9 Genre Study/Intro to Literary Criticism
English 10 or 10H British Literature
English 11 English Literature and Composition 
AP 11 Language and  Composition
English 12 English Language and Composition
English 12 AP English Language and Composition

Hebrew Language  (3 years required – assumes several years pre-requisite course work)
Hebrew 9-12:  Honors 12

Spanish Language
Spanish I & II

The Arts
Drama
Introduction to Fine Art
Music

Mathematics (3 years required)
Algebra I
Geometry
Informal Geometry
Intermediate algebra
Algebra II
Pre-Calculus/Trig
Applied Mathematics
AP Calculus A/B

Science (3 years required)
IPS./Bio-Intro to Physical Science & Biology  9
Biology, Biology Honors  10
Chemistry; Chemistry Honors  11
Environmental Science  11
Physics  12
AP Biology  12
Psychology  12

Social Studies (4 years required))
Global History and Geography I  9
Global History and Geography II  10
AP Modern European History  10
Jewish History
U.S. History, AP U.S. History  11
U.S. Government, Honors U.S. Government  12
History of Modern State of Israel  12

Physical Education (2 years required)

Judaic Studies

(All subjects use original Hebrew or Aramaic texts. AE or Honor sections offered in some courses.)
Biblical literature 9-12
Talmud 9-12
Phophets 9-12
Jewish Philosophy / Ethics 9-12
Electives
Advanced Gemara Track:  an intensive program emphasizing Talmudic literature (9-12 Honors)

 

College Placement

One hundred percent of all YULA Boys High School graduates go on to higher education.  Typically, ninety percent of all YULA graduates enter a four year college or university; ten percent enter a local community college.  YULA graduates have enrolled in or been offered admission to the following colleges or universities:

Bar-Ilan University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Cal State University Northridge
Carnegie Mellon
Case Western University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Cooper Union
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Eugene Lang – The New School
The George Washington University
Harvard University
Hofstra University
Johns Hopkins University
Los Angeles Valley College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Rutgers University
Santa Monica college

Stanford University
Touro College
Tufts University
Tulate University
Vanderbilt University
U.C. Davis
U.C. Berkeley
U.C. Los Angeles
U.C. Irvine
U.C. San Diego
U.C. Santa Barbara
U.C. Santa Cruz
University of Baltimore
University of Chicago
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Hartford
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University
Yeshiva University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports

Fall: Cross Country

Winter: JV Basketball, Varsity Basketball, Soccer

Spring: Track and Field, Baseball, Volleyball, Tennis,  Golf

 

Yeshivot

In addition to acceptance at secular universities, YULA graduates also attend post secondary schools of Jewish learning such as:

 

Beit Midrash L’Torah
HaKotel
Har Etzion
Netiv Aryeh
Nevei Zion
Ohr Yerushalayim

Reishit Yerushalayim
Shaalvim
Shaarei Mevasseret Zion
Tifereth Yerushalayim
Torah Moshe
Torah Shraga