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The school offers a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies while placing emphasis on creating a Torani environment. Located in the older neighborhood of Kiryat Shmuel, the school has been growing over the past few years and has opened up new classes to accommodate demand.
The school’s main campus, which sits on 60 dunams, is expansive. It houses both the junior high school and the high school, which is divided into two main buildings. A second branch of the junior high is located in Nahariya’s Ein Sara neighborhood.

The Amit Girls’ School in Tzefat is divided into two tracks: the Ulpanit, which puts a large emphasis on Torah learning, and the “New Track,” which accepts girls from a variety of backgrounds. The schools, though sharing a common executive directorship, are housed in separate buildings, each with its own principal and its own characteristics.
AMIT is a Mamlachti-Dati (public religious) high school offering a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. Students are from Karmiel and from the surrounding communities. Transportation is provided. Boys and girls study in separate classes with the exception of math, english and science.

yelet Hashachar, located on Moshav Yonatan in the Golan, is a small, religious boarding high school for girls who have not been able to succeed in a regular school setting. Over the past 10 years, Ayelet Hashachar has helped many girls turn their lives around, and even pursue higher education in a variety of professions. The atmosphere is warm and family-like. The girls are guided not only through their studies, but in their personal development as well. Students are invited to participate in community life in the Yishuv and are invited to join Shabbat and holiday meals with local families.
It is a Mamlachti-Dati school, providing a Judaic and secular studies education, with a Chasidic flavor.

  Beit Yosef Beit Yosef is a Sephardi Charedi school which places strong emphasis on midot (religious character development). The school is philosophically associated with […]
The Ben-Tzvi elementary school in Shlomi has a well-equipped English room for both native speakers and those learning English as a second language.

Amichai is part of the Chinuch Atzmai (Charedi) school system but it accepts all student who wish to learn there, regardless of the halachic standards of their homes. The students learn both Judaic and secular studies. Boys and girls learn in separate classes in the same building. Students are required to wear a uniform. The school offers many extra educational and social programs such as trips, seminars, arts, and music
The AMIT Ulpanit is a heterogeneous, regional girls Mamlachti-Dati junior high and high school which provides personal attention to each student. The school is located on a spacious outdoor campus which is shared with the AMIT girls' elementary school and the boys' AMIT Yeshiva junior high and high school. In the center of the campus is a beautiful synagogue which is used for daily tefillot by the students and as a Beit Midrash.

Students from all over the western Gallil attend Be'er HaChaim. The school's curriculum is approved by the Ministry of Education. Students begin to study English in first grade.
The Beirav School was founded in the days of the British Mandate. It has been in its current location for the last 30 years. The building is well maintained with colorful pictures adorning the walls. In the center of the school is an indoor/outdoor courtyard with potted plants and a section with small animals.

Ben Tzvi became a music speciality school in 2007. Half the student body is involved in one of its many bands or choirs, and the others are involved with its dance programs. Every student learns to play a musical instrument. Parents are highly involved in the school, and even have formed one of the many choirs in the school. The teachers also have their own performing choir.
Darchei Noam is the religious elementary school for residents of the Katzrin area. The school offers the students a full Judaic and secular studies curriculum. Three preschool classes are located on the campus alongside the elementary school building. The school's facilities include a library, science room, computer room, and a sports fields. National Service volunteers assist students with a variety of needs.

The Chabad School of Nazeret Illit is a fully accredited state-religious public (Mamad) school. The school provides a full dual curriculum of Judaic and secular […]
The Chabad Yavniel school is a fully accredited state-religious (Mamad) school, providing a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. The student body is comprised of children from Chabad, Haredi and Dati Leumi families, all learning together.

For girls who are seeking an educational environment that will let them question, while being in a proper school framework. This program is geared for girls who are looking to realign themselves emotionally, spiritually and religiously, in a setting that works within a Torah framework. See website for full details
Dror school started as special needs classes for children with Autism that was part of Rimon school in Kibbutz Messilot. As of the past few […]

The school provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. There are special Chuggim, such as in art, drama, and life skills. Even Shoham has developed an “Excellence Program”. Each month, one child per class receives the Excellence Award and has breakfast with the principal.
The school focuses on developing student self-awareness by way of academic and extra-curricular programming. Each field of study is taught in its own specialized classroom. Agricultural studies are conducted in student-maintained gardens all around the school. The school boasts both a choir and a band. In addition, there is a special program for students who achieve excellence.

The school provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. Students from fourteen different Yishuvim attend the school. There is a warm family feeling in the school which is founded on the ongoing positive interaction between students, staff, and parents. There is a voluntary Beit Midrash program for girls. Fifth and sixth graders have the option of joining one of the weekly Torah classes of the older Facilities are available to house the school's wide range of activities which include woodworking, greenhouse ecology projects, and music and art clases. There is school library which also serves as the community library. The campus includes outdoor playing fields and sports facilities.
Golda Meir There are a number of special projects and programs at Golda Meir such as the school’s two large choirs and a full orchestra; […]

As the principal of the school is proud to say, this is “a school of the Am – the people of Israel.” It is an all inclusive school, striving to serve the entire religious community, and not just a small, selective sector. The school has a mixture of students from religious and traditional families, with a sizeable amount of Ethiopian immigrants as well. There is a continued and concerted effort to strengthen the students and their families’ love for and observance of the Torah and Mitzvot.
The school provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies and prides itself on the open dialogue between its students and teachers. There is also an open day when students meet with their teachers on a one-to-one basis, without parental involvement.

Hareut places an emphasis on Zionist heritage. The school is beautifully decorated with children's artwork and has many open space areas in which children learn and play. There is a hothouse and a small organic garden in which the children grow plants and vegetables.
There is a special enrichment program on Fridays for children in grades 3-6. The program includes subjects such as cooking, art and crafts, sports, and film. In addition, the school stresses creativity as is apparent in the multiple art projects on display throughout the school.

The Hemed School, also known as the Democratic – Ecological School, is located next to the Yishuv Bar Yochai, in Merom Hagalil, on Mount Meron. The school, established in 1960, moved to its beautifully enlarged and renovated buildings in 2010.
While the school offers a dual program of Judaic and general studies, the staff prides itself on the high level of Torah studies and intimate environment. The boys' section is a Talmud Torah-like program with its own Rabbi and Mechanech. The girls' program also places emphasis on Torah studies with an intensive Halacha program and Bat-Mitzva program.

Yeshivat Hispin strives to inculcate in the boys a love for learning Torah through both formal and informal classes. Havrutot and independent learning are important modes of learning in the Yeshiva as well. Students from the nearby Yeshivat Hesder learn with the high school boys.
Honi Ha'Maagel is a heterogeneous yet small and intimate girls' Mamlachti-Dati (national-religious) school. Due to the nature and size of the school as well as the dedicated teaching staff, each girl receives personal attention. The school runs six days a week, from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Fridays and Wednesdays until 1:00 PM.

The school provides a full general studies curriculum supplemented by a Tali Jewish education track. In addition to music and art enrichment, the school has its very own radio station run by the 6th grade students. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in the school.
The school staff strives to build a personal relationship with each student as well as a personalized study program. The goal is to engender a sense of self-worth and trust in the students and to encourage them to take responsibility for themselves and for school activities.

Almost all the students at Keshet live in Kfar Vradim. There are a few who live in Maalot and the surrounding Arab villages. The school places emphasis on science and ecology and offers many programs, trips and classes in these fields.
The school is part of the Mamlachti-Dati system. However, few of the students come from Orthodox homes. The other students come from families who want their children to receive Jewish enrichment programming in a pluralistic environment.

The Kesulot school defines itself as a democratic, humanistic community school, and places emphasis on building leadership qualities among the students and on partnership with the students’ parents. There are two small classes per grade, and the parents are encouraged to participate in school events as well as in planning and implementing the school’s vision.
The school (with a staff of over 400 members) truly has the atmosphere of a university, with a huge library complete with wireless internet, a large Beit Midrash, beautiful sports fields, three swimming pools, a weight room, a huge gym, a yoga studio, three auditoriums, and extensive science and art labratories. The school also houses the community's cultural and sports centers which are used by all residents of the area, and a Reform Synagogue, Ohel Avraham. The school espouses a liberal approach towards education which is apparent in the academic and extra-curricular programming. It is affiliated with the Reform movement.

The school provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and general studies. The principal is very warm and caring and is involved with students even after school hours. Additionally, the school encourages parent - student joint activities. Many children travel to Misgav for afternoon activities.
The school places emphasis on the individual. Students are encouraged to reach their potential in whatever area they choose. The school also encourages independent thought and creativity.

Since its creation, Shfeyah has been involved in the absorption and education of new immigrants as well as providing services to Israeli youth who are in need of special educational and support services. Our students are the children of new immigrants from Ethiopia, Russia, North America and Israeli students of all backgrounds.
The schools strives to involve the parents in the life of the schools. They are invited into the classroom and activities in the students' homes are integrated into the school program. Additionally, an annual trip includes the entire student body along with their parents.

The school is located on the spacious campus of the Misgav municipality. It is divided into three "houses" (two grades in each house). In addition to the classrooms in each of the "houses," there is a spacious indoor play area for artwork, drama and free play.
Misgav school is a large high school located on an expansive campus on Moshav Atzmon Segev. The school is well equipped with science labs, sports facilities, a theater, and dance studio. Students come from all the communities in the Misgav region.

Mitzpar Savionim has a mixed student body which includes Israeli Jewish students and Israeli Christian Arab students. The school is district bound to Jewish students from Savionim and Arab students from Tarshicha. Although the school is secular and serves non-Jewish students as well as Jewish students, there is great emphasis placed on Jewish culture and Jewish identity.
The school has received educational awards for its programming and for it's dedicated staff. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the school and the school provides Adler parenting groups. Special preparation courses are given to children entering first grade. Each teacher has their own room where they can hold meetings with both parents and students. The students come from Karmiel and from the smaller towns and communities around the city. Boys and girls study in separate classes.Transportation is provided.

The Naale program was designed to encourage youth from abroad to study in Israel during their high school years. The course of study is to earn the Bagrut Certificate. The North American division, known as the Elite Academy Program, has the following schools.
This Yeshiva is geared for boys fromCharedi homes who want to earn aBagrut certificate as part of their education and want less emphasis on learningGemara. Some boys are more progressive than their families, but all areshomer Torahu'mitzvot.

All the students at Naftali are residents of Yavniel. Many social events are planned in conjunction with the community. Sports, arts, and music are all offered. In addition, the school has a Keren Karev program. Most students continue on to Beit Sefer Kaduri.
This school is the only Mamlachti-Dati school in the Ahuza neighborhood, on the Carmel strip, Haifa, and therefore, students from outside the district can attend as well. The school provides a dual curriculum in Judaic and general studies.There is a focus on confronting students intellectually with the challenges of living as Jews in the modern world. The student body is extremely involved in the running of the school, and their input is truly integrated into the school's policies. In the school students' council, students are given the opportunity to vote on school rules

Most of the students atMamadNetivMeir are residents ofMa'alot, although students come from outlying areas as well.The school provides a dual curriculum in Judaic and general studies. The staff focuses on building bonds with the community.
Most of the students atMamadNetivMeir are residents ofMa'alot, although students come from outlying areas as well.The school provides a dual curriculum in Judaic and general studies. The staff focuses on building bonds with the community.

The Ulpana caters to the Torani and Charedi population of Karmiel. It enables the students to study for a full Bagrut certificate. Small, intimate atmosphere with personal attention given to each student.
Nili is not restricted to residents of a particular neighborhood and is open to children all over the city. The school's motto is, "To Integrate the Past with the Future", and indeed, tremendous focus is placed on both knowledge of the past, and preparation for the future. Nili's ideology embodies the belief that a student's school must give him or her the tools he or she might need to become a productive and successful member of society

The Noam school in Tzefat, or Beit Sefer Noam, offers a warm, caring environment for its students, coupled with a strong Torani atmosphere and a serious academic program in both secular and Jewish subjects. It is achievement-oriented and academically-oriented, and the students achieve higher than average grades. Side by side with this, the school organizes music and arts classes, as well as many extra curricular events and experiential activities for the students throughout the year. The school was founded over 20 years ago, and moved into its current building just five years ago, with separate girls and boys branches.
Nofey Golan serves families from all over the Katzrin area. The school is divided into a middle school and a high school. There are three separate buildings for each set of grades: 7th-8th grade, 9th-10th grade, and 11th-12th grade, respectively. The school boasts ample facilities, with a theater, art room, dance room, and extensive biology, chemistry and physics laboratories

Nofim is a neighborhood school, although some students come from outlying areas as well. A close relationship is maintained with parents, and there is an emphasis placed on social programming and student input. Each and every student is given a special task or job to perform within the school.
Oded is a Steiner/Waldorf School that is guided by the Anthroposophic philosophy of education. Interdisciplinary learning, integration of practical, artistic and conceptual elements are some of the main characteristics of this approach.

Ofek school has a TALI track which includes Jewish enrichment programs. It is situated on a beautiful campus with lots of light and open space. Creative artwork decorates its walls. The school enjoys the use of the theatre, outdoor grounds and sports facilities on the school campus. Students at the school are a mix of native Israelis, children of Olim from the FSU and some Arab children. For an additional fee, an afternoon program is offered which includes hot meals and activities.
The Ohr Chochma school is designed to provide special education for the religious and Charedi population of Tzefat and the surrounding area. Currently, there are students from Tzefat, Tiberias, Merom HaHagalil, Acco, and Katzrin. Transportation is provided by the Ministry of Education. Ohr Chachma works with children with emotional problems, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, and attention deficit disorders. There are 3 boy's classes for 7-9, 10-12, and 14-16 year olds. There is one girl’s class for 9-12 year olds. There is also a boy’s kindergarten class.

Ohr Menachem Boys Chabad in Tzfat was established more than thirty years ago under the directives of the Lubavitcher Rebbe. The school puts a strong emphasis on Limudei Kodesh classes, and lesser emphasis on secular subjects. The boys learn math, Hebrew, science, sports, and English (through sixth grade). The school is a Mamlachti-Dati school, meaning that it is fully under the auspices of Misrad Hachinuch.
OhrMenachem was originally established under the directives of theLubavitcherRebbe. The school has the full array oflimudeikodesh classes in addition to the basic secular subjects (math, Hebrew, and geography). Drawing, exercise, and home economic classes are also offered. The principal, a very warm and personable woman, places special emphasis on learningHassidut in the school as a way of “dispelling the darkness with the light of Hassidut.”

Orot HaZorim is a unique ecological-environmental Yeshiva. There is a lengthy and rigorous school day and curriculum. Torah studies go from 8:00 AM - 3:00PM, and are followed by general studies which continue until 9:00 PM. Because of the rigorous hours and studies, the school has a selective acceptance process.
Ulpanit Teveria is situated on a beautiful landscaped campus. The school's facilities include a sports hall and various laboratories. The student body is heterogeneous, it includes students from various religious and ethnic backgrounds. The administration works hard at trying to understand the students as well as respecting the diverse student body. In order to foster an intimate and personal environment, there is a guidance counselor for each grade (as opposed to one for the entire student body). Student involvement in the school is encouraged. There is an active student council, the students participate in an "experiential" prayer once a month, and there is school-wide dancing every Friday. The school offers majors in biology, physics, literature,technology, communications, art, business management, computers, health science, graphics, history, Torat Chaim, and the land of Israel.

Ort Shlomi is a new school. Currently there are 150 students in the junior high school and there are plans to extend the school through 12th grade. The school will be moving to a beautiful new campus by 2011. Students, who are from both religious and secular backgrounds, come from Shlomi and the surrounding communities.
The school does not have a dorm and offers a variety of majors.

Pelech Zichron Yaakov is a school which is committed to academic excellence and in-depth religious and general studies. The school educates girls to become Halachically committed, open-minded, Zionist women with self-knowledge, leadership skills, and a love of learning.
The school provides a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. The basic philosophy of the school is to create a strong sense of camaraderie between students and teachers so that students are excited to go to school. The school also stresses the importance of building self-confidence through developing their musical talents in a variety of venues.

The school offers a full curriculum in Judaic and general studies and places a great deal of emphasis on tradition, heritage and values. Its community oriented spirit is reflected in the local synagogue which is located on the school grounds. There is also a special English room and a brand new library. The school was recently awarded a prize for being one of the top elementary schools in the country.
The Hebrew Reali school in Haifa is an independent, twelve-year public educational institute. The school has a few campuses which service close to 4000 students. Students are chosen through a selection process.

The school has developed a number of special community-oriented programs and projects. An example of such is the ecological project which is highlighted by a special, yearly “ecological” quiz in memory ofUdiGoldwasser. The school is also involved with Partnership 2000 and is twinned with a city in New Jersey.
TheShaked School, inSdeEliyahu, places a strong emphasis on religious and humanistic values. The school is proud of its high academic level,its warm and embracing atmosphere, and its rich extra-curricular programming. There is an after-school sports and music program and a wide array of other after-school activities.

TheShakedSdeEliyahu school is located on a beautiful, large, outdoor campus on the edge of KibbutzSdeEliyahu. Students come from all of the neighboring religious Kibbutzim,Yishuvim,Moshavim and cities, in theEmekHama'ayanot andEmekHayarden areas. Some students come from areas that are further away.
Shema's services are available throughout the country, with this particular branch of the organization serving Haifa and other northern communities. It is essential to note that this is not a school, but rather a program. Merkaz Shema (as a continuation of the Micha program which offers services to children aged 0-6)offers diverse services to students with hearing disabilities, all designed to help students integrate into their current school system.

Tefen is unique in that it includes kindergarten through 12th grade. The school is democratic in its approach and therefore the students are included in the decision making and in program planning. Until 10th grade, no exams are given. Instead, students are evaluated according to written projects. After 10th grade, exams are given in preparation for the Bagrut (matriculation) exams. Topics studied for the Bagrut include: arts, music, theater, literature, tourism, biology, physics and microelectronics.
This school is suited for boys from Haredi homes who are living in Karmiel. The boys learn all secular subjects aside from English. The school day runs from 8:30 -17:00 for 5th -8th grades and from 8:30 – 15:00 for 1st-4th grades. The school also runs preschool programs. Registration for both the Talmud Torah and the preschool can be done through the school office.

The school is founded on 5 principles: A wide and deep knowledge of Torah, a feeling of commitment and responsibility to the Jewish people, achieving success in the Bagrut exams, attaining a broad general knowledge, and developing skills and talents. Through all of these, girls are encouraged to form a sense that they are messengers of the Jewish people. Students are encouraged to be joyful in their religious beliefs, and academic achievements are less significant than students' commitment to Judaism. Every student participates in an art program , and eighty percent of students are involved in a form of volunteer work.
The Ulpana, which is part of the Bnei Akiva school network, begins as a Chativah (junior high) 7th and 8th grade non-dormitory school. Starting in 9th grade, all students live in dormitories on the campus. Ninth grade students stay two nights a week, tenth grade girls dorm three nights a week, and eleventh and twelfth grade girls return home one night mid-week. The ninth and tenth grade girls have an in-school Shabbat one out of every three weeks, and the older two grades have such a Shabbat every other week. These Shabbatot are an integral part of the school’s educational program, and includes soulful Tefilah and special Shabbat meals and activities

Ulpanat Eyal Barama is a small girls’ religious dormitory high school located on Moshav Nov in the Golan. The students come from all over Israel, with approximately one third living in the Golan and the North of Israel. Students spend one Shabbat per month at the Ulpana. Girls from the Golan do not need to sleep week nights in the dorm, though they, too, each have a bed and share a room. The Ulpana caters especially to girls who are looking for a small, warm, family-like atmosphere. It also specializes in helping girls with special learning needs.
Ulpanat Gila in Katzrin, under the auspices of the Sha’alei Torah Garin Torani, opened with its first class of 24 ninth grade girls in September, 2011. Plans are to add one grade each year, so that by 2014, the school will have grades 9-12. The students come from all over the Golan, and the teaching staff is motivated and dedicated.

Founded in 1899 as the first modern school in the Galilee, theVilkomitz School is a small, intimate school which succeeds in integrating the heterogeneous RoshPina population into a community oriented school. The school welcomes parental participation which includes both a parent steering committee and active volunteering in the classrooms.In the forefront of its curricular and extra-curricular activities is the “Wisdom of the Heart” (“Binat Halev”) philosophy, which strives to develop the children’s emotional intelligence in tandem with their academic achievement. The school aims to be a calm presence in each child’s day, where acceptance, friendship and emotional development allow the children to learn in a nurturing environment
The school strives for excellence. It offers special programs such as a robotics program, a choir and marching band, several recycling projects, and extra hours of help for those who need to improve their studies, as well as for those who excel.In fact for grades 5-6 there are special classes for those who excel, and from September 2012, there will be a special program in each grade for those who excel, and they will work with special technological devices.

The school tries to reduce academic pressure by minimizing the amount of tests; the younger grades are not given graded tests and are assigned little homework. Instead, the school focuses on social and communication skills. The children receive written and oral evaluations, with grades being given in the higher grades. Additionally, each student learns to develop his or her individualism in the context of broader society. To this extent, there are many trips and activities planned, as well as art projects, juggling workshops, and leadership programs for the higher grades. The eighth graders participate in a local ecology program, designed to teach them to care for their personal environment.
The school offers a dual curriculum of Judaic and secular studies. There are many trips throughout the year designed to imbue students with a sense of the beauty of the country. Each child receives two weekly hours of special elective activities.

  Yavetz Speaking with the administration at Yavetz, one can sense the energy and enthusiasm that has been infused into the school environment. The school […]
Yeshivas B’nei Heichola (YBH) is a Yeshiva high school that caters to the Anglo-Israeli teenager from a Haredi or Chardal background. YBH is a fantastic […]

Yeshivat Bnei Akiva- Bar Yochai, located on Moshav Meron, was founded sixty years ago by Harav Neriah, and has remained a mainstay of the Bnei Akiva Yeshivot throughout Israel. The yeshiva has two tracks: technological matriculation and mainstream matriculation track. The technological track is designed for students with special learning needs. The technological studies include robotics, computerized automation, and CNC systems. Along with Jewish studies and rigorous academic class learning, the students receive help in smaller groups. The classes are designed to meet the boys’ needs in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. The students in this track come from all over Israel and attend the school as a residential school, living in dormitories on campus.
YeshivatKfarZeitim provides an enriching experience for Haredi teens who require an alternative educational framework. The students are provided with a fully integrated program of Torah study, vocational training and therapeutic activities. Torah Study – The students receive individualized attention and learn in small groups according to their level of learning.

Yeshivat Maalot has recently expanded, and now offers classes from 7th until 12th grade. In addition to a full Torah studies program, it offers a full Bagrut curriculum in both religious and secular studies.
This is a school geared for boys who had trouble adjusting to the mainstream yeshivot. The students are taken on weekly tiyulim.. They have a 6 week summer camp. Boys must be drug and alcohol free.

The yeshiva strives to educate the students to be Torah committed young men who are involved in all facets of Israeli life. The graduates continue on the Hesder Yeshiva programs or to pre-army mechina programs.
This is a unique Yeshiva Tichonit offering 14 weekly hours of Tanach and 3 weekly hours of Talmud study. The Tanach curriculum includes: text and commentaries, geography and history of the Biblical time period, art and topics of special interest (examples: weapons and food in the Tanach). They also have a full secular studies program. The school day ends at 4:00 PM. The Yeshiva plans on adding one grade each year until they reach the 12th grade.