The North Shore Hebrew Academy High School strives, first and foremost, to combine the best of Jewish and General studies into an integrated, well-rounded, and personally rewarding education for each of its students.
A primary purpose of the schools program will be to enable each individual student to discover his or her own calling, be it in the classroom texts, the sciences, the arts, or the extracurricular realm. This will, of course, coincide with our commitment to give students the tools and the drive to succeed on the highest academic levels after they graduate. Yet it will serve an even greater responsibility: nurturing every students creativity and self-esteem in the area that best suits him or her during these most formative years.
It must be emphasized that the North Shore Hebrew Academy High School is a yeshiva, in the tradition of that distinguished institution which has kept our people alive through the millennia. As a yeshiva, we have the responsibility of keeping the flame of Torah and yirat Shamayim, fear of God, as well as ahavat Shamayim, love of God, burning brightly in the hearts of our children. The values that emanate from the Talmud and Tanach classes must not remain static, trapped in the hallowed Hebrew texts. They must guide and inspire our students to be shomrei mitzvot, observant Jews, inform their worldviews, and enrich their life experiences.
All knowledge, be it religious or secular, stems from the Creator of the universe. The North Shore Hebrew Academy High School will be similarly driven by a commitment to academic excellence in General Studies. Through first-rate training in the analytic and quantitative reasoning that underlies such fields as chemistry and physics, students will not only hone their skills and overall scholastic aptitudes, but will gain a direct appreciation for that which the philosopher, Pythagoras, liked to call, harmony of the spheres. Equal emphasis will be placed upon the greater works of our classical heritage, from the foundational rigor of Euclid to the lyrical expressiveness of Shakespeare. The learning of basic skills will be combined with a sophisticated understanding of literature and Western thought. Thus enriched, our students will meet the admissions criteria and standards of the most selective institutions of higher learning. Yet, far more important, they will graduate with a highly developed and deeply thoughtful approach to the world around them.