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Last updated: 7/23/07
Northwest Yeshiva High School
5017 90th Ave S.E.
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Yeshiva Type: Mainstream
Gender: Limited Mixing
Levels: High School;
Specialty: Individual Attention, Resource Room/Remedial
Language of Instruction: English, English/Ivrit
Total Number of Students: 120
Parallel Classes: None
Dorm: Boarding Arranged by School
Sports: Off Premises Facilities, Basketball Court
Extra Curricular: There is an extensive choice of activities that students can choose from. They are either full-time classes or offered once a week: phillosophy, american law, drama, newsletter, jazz appreciation and juggling are some of them.
They also have sports teams - volleyball, basketball, track, golf and crew.
School Appearance: Appears Clean
This school is modern-orthodox with roughly 25% of their student body from the secular population. Though they do not have uniforms, they require their students to dress modestly - female students must wear a skirt that covers their knees, sleeves must cover half their arms and no more than 1" of skin around their necks may be visible. Male students must wear a kipa and collared shirt.
They have both female and male students, but the classes are gender separate for Judaic studies as they are for sports and lunch.
It is a small school with class sizes less than 15 students. Their students are well-prepared for college.
They offer tutorials and assistance for students who are not well versed in all areas of Judaism, such as minyan and the Hebrew language.
They also offer alternative curriculums for students who require less intense studies, but cover the required material.
Rated #2 school in the state.
Computer Classes: Substantial
Dress Code: Rigid
Level of Tolerance: Medium
Level of Supervision: Attendance Checked
Menahel(es): Rabbi Bernie Fox
Principal - Limudei Kodesh: Rabbi Benjie Owen
Principal - Secular Studies: Bill Hesse
Number of Staff: 32
Scholarship Policy: Flexible
Notes: Financial Aid is available on a 'first come first serve basis'.