The Torah and General Studies curricula challenge YULA students to be thinkers and users of knowledge by offering them a variety of courses ranging from college preparatory to honors and Advanced Placement. YULA maintains that all of our students can learn and experience success in our classes. Students with special needs receive counseling through our inclusion program so that they too can be integrated into the mainstream of the academic activities at YULA. Supervised chessed programs, student council, and related co-curricular activities provide our students with an opportunity to practice their social and leadership skills and internalize their education, while synthesizing both its Torah and secular components.
YULA’s vision is to motivate its students to strive for growth as halachically observant Jews. The curriculum and program seek to develop the student’s strength of conviction and thus enhance their religious commitment. YULA strives to create a partnership with parents in the academic, social, and religious education of the students. Parent-Teacher conferences, the PTA, the Education Committee, and parent education programs are organized and structured ways for parents, teachers, and administrators to communicate with each other.
The religious philosophy of YULA is based on the acceptance of Torah from Sinai and a total commitment to the halachic process in determining one’s lifestyle. YULA identifies with those who combine a halachic lifestyle with active participation in contemporary society without any compromise or laxity in the observance of halacha.
YULA recognizes that there is much value in contemporary culture which, when integrated into a Torah lifestyle, can enhance the quality of life. With this in mind, all entering students receive a laptop to keep them on the edge of technology. YULA employs two full-time I.T. staff members to help facilitate and maintain all technological means at school.
YULA believes that the Torah and halacha are the only yardsticks for determining the aspects of contemporary culture that are acceptable to an observant Jew. It is the courage to reject what is unacceptable which gives the contemporary Jew the right to embrace what is appropriate. It is this assessment process which enables effective integration of the Torah and General Studies.
Quality Jewish Education is crucial to the future of the Jewish People.
YULA is a Modern Orthodox Jewish school dedicated to cultivating unwavering commitment to Halacha, Torah Hashkafa, outstanding academic achievement, and exemplary moral conduct.
YULA will endeavor to fulfill this mission by: