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Academics

At Frisch, academic excellence, rigor and intellectual pursuits are not only preparation for one’s future academic and professional careers, but are also crucial components of the worldview of Modern Orthodoxy; that General Studies, when it informs and is filtered through our Jewish identities, can also make us better, even more spiritual citizens and Jews. The integration of Torah and General Studies allows students to see how their Torah Studies can be enriched by general culture and how their general studies can be inspired and informed by Torah values.

Our General Studies curriculum is designed to challenge students to think critically and creatively, as students are encouraged to pursue their intellectual interests in their courses which include a multitude of electives, and AP courses in every subject.

The goal in all Limudei Kodesh classes is to foster love and enthusiasm for Talmud Torah both as a means of developing one’s relationship with God, and as a spiritually enhancing intellectual endeavor.

At Frisch, academic excellence, rigor and intellectual pursuits are not only preparation for one’s future academic and professional careers, but are also crucial components of the worldview of Modern Orthodoxy; that General Studies, when it informs and is filtered through our Jewish identities, can also make us better, even more spiritual citizens and Jews. The integration of Torah and General Studies allows students to see how their Torah Studies can be enriched by general culture and how their general studies can be inspired and informed by Torah values.

Our General Studies curriculum is designed to challenge students to think critically and creatively, as students are encouraged to pursue their intellectual interests in their courses which include a multitude of electives, and AP courses in every subject.

The goal in all Limudei Kodesh classes is to foster love and enthusiasm for Talmud Torah both as a means of developing one’s relationship with God, and as a spiritually enhancing intellectual endeavor.

Arts Track

The Frisch Arts Track is a four-year course of study available to creative and talented students who wish to pursue the arts. Students participating in the program will take a regular academic courseload of Judaic and General Studies at Frisch, including daily courses in their chosen art specialty: Visual Arts or Music. AP Studio Art and AP Art History courses are also offered as electives for juniors and seniors.

Arts Track

The Frisch Arts Track is a four-year course of study available to creative and talented students who wish to pursue the arts. Students participating in the program will take a regular academic courseload of Judaic and General Studies at Frisch, including daily courses in their chosen art specialty: Visual Arts or Music. AP Studio Art and AP Art History courses are also offered as electives for juniors and seniors.

Electives

Frisch encourages students to pursue their intellectual passion by affording them the opportunity to choose their courses from a variety of offerings. Freshmen are given the choice to study Visual Arts, Music, French, Spanish or Engineering. Juniors can select a full-year or two semester-long electives from a variety of options, including AP Statistics, Journalism, AP Art History, and Science Research. Seniors are offered diverse Judaic electives that help prepare students for life after Frisch, ranging from College Halakhic Quandaries, Great Philosophical Questions, Israel Advocacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, among others.

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Electives

Frisch encourages students to pursue their intellectual passion by affording them the opportunity to choose their courses from a variety of offerings. Freshmen are given the choice to study Visual Arts, Music, French, Spanish or Engineering. Juniors can select a full-year or two semester-long electives from a variety of options, including AP Statistics, Journalism, AP Art History, and Science Research. Seniors are offered diverse Judaic electives that help prepare students for life after Frisch, ranging from College Halakhic Quandaries, Great Philosophical Questions, Israel Advocacy in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, among others.

English

In English courses at Frisch, students are exposed to the best of classical and contemporary literature which they analyze, discuss and write about throughout their high school years. The English curriculum is predicated upon a series of interconnected goals: students learn to write clearly and effectively conforming to conventions of standard written English, including appropriate mechanics and diction; through the study of fiction and non-fiction they learn to read and think critically and make intelligent inferences; students learn to understand and use critical sources when researching and to integrate secondary sources in well-conceived and constructed essays and papers.

English

In English courses at Frisch, students are exposed to the best of classical and contemporary literature which they analyze, discuss and write about throughout their high school years. The English curriculum is predicated upon a series of interconnected goals: students learn to write clearly and effectively conforming to conventions of standard written English, including appropriate mechanics and diction; through the study of fiction and non-fiction they learn to read and think critically and make intelligent inferences; students learn to understand and use critical sources when researching and to integrate secondary sources in well-conceived and constructed essays and papers.

Foreign Language

All Frisch students take four years of Hebrew language in order to develop their conversational Hebrew and literacy skills. Additionally, students can choose to take up to four years of Spanish or French as an elective. The focus of the foreign language department is to not only enhance students' ability to speak, read and write, but to help students appreciate the culture associated with each language.

Foreign Language

All Frisch students take four years of Hebrew language in order to develop their conversational Hebrew and literacy skills. Additionally, students can choose to take up to four years of Spanish or French as an elective. The focus of the foreign language department is to not only enhance students' ability to speak, read and write, but to help students appreciate the culture associated with each language.

History and Social Science

The History Department seeks to convey to students a sense of the complexity of the historical past, and the way that people's choices and decisions shaped the modern world. Using a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, students are invited to attempt to re-experience previous eras through the eyes of people who lived through them, as well as to examine them dispassionately through the lenses employed by professional historians. As students recognize the recurring themes of the human past, and examine thoughtfully the choices made by historical actors, they became more engaged and nuanced thinkers about the world they inhabit today.

History and Social Science

The History Department seeks to convey to our students a sense of the complexity of the historical past, and the way that people's choices and decisions shaped the world we live in today. Using a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, we invite our students to attempt to re-experience previous eras through the eyes of people who lived through them, as well as to examine them dispassionately through the lenses employed by professional historians. As students recognize the recurring themes of the human past, and examine thoughtfully the choices made by historical actors, they became more engaged and nuanced thinkers about the world we inhabit today.

Independent Instruction

Frisch Research Fellows, a cohort of self-motivated and intellectually curious students from grades 9-12, are provided with a semester-long opportunity to explore an area of interest in directed study. As a supplement to their rigorous courseload, students learn how to conduct sophisticated research, organize materials and produce an academic paper/project. Fellows collaborate in frequent student presentations and also have the opportunity to meet with scholars in related disciplines.

Independent Instruction

Frisch Research Fellows, a cohort of self-motivated and intellectually curious students from grades 9-12, are provided with a semester-long opportunity to explore an area of interest in directed study. As a supplement to their rigorous courseload, students learn how to conduct sophisticated research, organize materials and produce an academic paper/project. Fellows collaborate in frequent student presentations and also have the opportunity to meet with scholars in related disciplines.

Learning Center

Student Support Services at Frisch offer students supplementary academic support to ensure success in the rigorous dual curriculum of a yeshiva high school. Students are placed in appropriate tracks in an effort to cater to individual needs. Additionally, learning specialists, all trained in multiple learning issues for the high school level, meet with students in small groups in the Learning Center, to support classroom learning in General and Judaic Studies. With the help of the Learning Center, students improve their ability to express their ideas in writing, enhance their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills, strengthen executive functioning skills, and develop their study and test taking strategies.

learning center

Learning Center

Student Support Services at Frisch offer students supplementary academic support to ensure success in the rigorous dual curriculum of a yeshiva high school. Students are placed in appropriate tracks in an effort to cater to individual needs. Additionally, learning specialists, all trained in multiple learning issues for the high school level, meet with students in small groups in the Learning Center, to support classroom learning in General and Judaic Studies. With the help of the Learning Center, students improve their ability to express their ideas in writing, enhance their reading comprehension and critical thinking skills, strengthen executive functioning skills, and develop their study and test taking strategies.

Math

The mathematics department at Frisch is a progressive and innovative college prep program. Over four years at Frisch, students are not only taught a wide range of topics in math, but also how to think and view the world from a quantitative perspective.

Math

The mathematics department at Frisch is a progressive and innovative college prep program. Over four years at Frisch, students are not only taught a wide range of topics in math, but also how to think and view the world from a quantitative perspective.

Physical Education

In the interest of fostering a lifelong commitment to physical fitness as an integral part of students’ lives, Frisch offers a variety of options for physical education in an effort to encourage students to find a passion that they will continue to pursue long after high school. All gym classes take place during the last period of the day twice per week, and students have the opportunity to choose a new class each quarter. Boys’ options include: Insanity, Weight Lifting, Track, as well as Intramurals in Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Football and Soccer. Girls’ options include: Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Bootcamp, Kickboxing, Track, and Intramurals in Basketball, Hockey and Volleyball.

Physical Education

In the interest of fostering a lifelong commitment to physical fitness as an integral part of students’ lives, Frisch offers a variety of options for physical education in an effort to encourage students to find a passion that they will continue to pursue long after high school. All gym classes take place during the last period of the day twice per week, and students have the opportunity to choose a new class each quarter. Boys’ options include: Insanity, Weight Lifting, Track, as well as Intramurals in Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Football and Soccer. Girls’ options include: Zumba, Pilates, Yoga, Bootcamp, Kickboxing, Track, and Intramurals in Basketball, Hockey and Volleyball.

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Science

Frisch’s comprehensive, lab-based science program enables students to understand themselves and their environment from a scientific perspective. In biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and scientific research courses, students gain an appreciation for the complexity of the universe and the application of scientific knowledge in their daily lives.

Science

Frisch’s comprehensive, lab-based science program enables students to understand themselves and their environment from a scientific perspective. In biology, chemistry, physics, engineering and scientific research courses, students gain an appreciation for the complexity of the universe and the application of scientific knowledge in their daily lives.

Talmud

Talmud shiurim at Frisch focus on the textual analysis of Sugyot, while using the text as a springboard to analyze global concepts in Shas. Each Sugya is dissected in an effort to gain a working understanding of the Talmud and its commentaries and then followed to its application in normative halakhic practice. The Talmud faculty aims to instill within its students a love of Torah She-ba’al Peh and an appreciation for its beauty and complexity. As the study of Talmud provides access to our treasured Mesorah, the hope is that Frisch students will become the next link in the chain of the oral law.

Talmud

Talmud shiurim at Frisch focus on the textual analysis of Sugyot, while using the text as a springboard to analyze global concepts in Shas. Each Sugya is dissected in an effort to gain a working understanding of the Talmud and its commentaries and then followed to its application in normative halakhic practice. The Talmud faculty aims to instill within its students a love of Torah She-ba’al Peh and an appreciation for its beauty and complexity. As the study of Talmud provides access to our treasured Mesorah, the hope is that Frisch students will become the next link in the chain of the oral law.

Tanakh

Tanakh classes are designed to engage our students in the creative process of exploring the meaning of the text and to develop the analytic and textual skills which are a prerequisite for independent study. Curriculum planning for the cross section of Humash, Nevi’im and Ketubim includes the identification of the spiritual/ethical/moral values inherent in the text which highlight its contemporary relevance. Tanakh teachers aim to transmit to their students the skills, appreciation and enthusiasm for the study of Biblical text that will motivate future learning.

Tanakh

Tanakh classes are designed to engage our students in the creative process of exploring the meaning of the text and to develop the analytic and textual skills which are a prerequisite for independent study. Curriculum planning for the cross section of Humash, Nevi’im and Ketubim includes the identification of the spiritual/ethical/moral values inherent in the text which highlight its contemporary relevance. Tanakh teachers aim to transmit to their students the skills, appreciation and enthusiasm for the study of Biblical text that will motivate future learning.

Technology

At Frisch, technology is considered an essential tool to further our curricular goal of promoting student-centered learning. Through the use of technology, students can interact directly with primary sources of information and, through the active facilitation of our teachers, become more independent and engaged learners. To further our educational mission, Frisch offers a 1/1 iPad program for every student as they enter their freshman year. iPads are the ideal device to combine the ease of use and portability of mobile technology with the powerful resources available on the web and through specialized educational apps in various disciplines to promote student-centered learning.

Technology

At Frisch, technology is considered an essential tool to further our curricular goal of promoting student-centered learning. Through the use of technology, students can interact directly with primary sources of information and, through the active facilitation of our teachers, become more independent and engaged learners. To further our educational mission, Frisch offers a 1/1 iPad program for every student as they enter their freshman year. We believe iPads are the ideal device to combine the ease of use and portability of mobile technology with the powerful resources available on the web and through specialized educational apps in various disciplines to promote student-centered learning.