Frisch offers its students the opportunity to participate in a variety of co-curricular competitions.
Students on the Chess Team play chess against their peers in an organized setting. During meetings, students learn strategies that will help them improve their chess game. The Chess Team competes as part of the Metropolitan Yeshiva Chess League.
Students possessing a wide range of knowledge enjoy answering questions in a fun-filled, educational framework. Participating members in the Yeshiva High School College Bowl League compete against students from other yeshivot from the tri-state area. Various schools in the league host the four annual meets.
The varsity and junior varsity Debate Teams are composed of students who learn to research, think, and speak effectively on serious topics. Students participate in competitions for which they research and prepare arguments on an assigned topic. Public speaking skills, working with a partner, meeting deadlines and reasoning abilities are strengthened through participation on the Debate Team. Mock debates are held after school to prepare for the tournaments. At the mock debates, returning team members help new members formulate plans and sharpen skills. The Debate teams are members of the North Jersey Debate League.
Envision Shakespeare is a competitive Yeshiva League club that provides an opportunity for students to act and direct an assigned scene from a Shakespeare play. Participation culminates in a day of competition, where students not only perform their scene, but also engage in interactive workshops and acting classes with students from the other competing schools.
Outstanding math students participate in state and national math contests and competitions such as: The New Jersey Math League; The American High School Mathematics Examination (AHSME); and the American Invitational Mathematics Examination (AIME).
The Frisch Mock Trial team consists of students who are interested
in learning about and being trained in our nation’s judicial system.
Positions on the team include: lawyers, witnesses, and jurors. Lawyers are responsible for creating and organizing their cases and preparing their witnesses, based on a set of facts about a hypothetical case. The Mock Trial team participates in a statewide competition sponsored by the New Jersey State Bar Association.
Model Congress allows students who are interested in politics and public policy to research important, hot-button issues facing United States lawmakers and propose how best to address them. Students have the opportunity to debate proposed policy in a competition against other schools.
Students learn about the function and operation of the United Nations, as well as the intricate workings of the various groups and committees of the UN. At meetings, students research and familiarize themselves with the country they have been appointed to represent. The culmination of this club is a three-day trip to the Yeshiva University-sponsored Model United Nations. At this exciting and stimulating event students use skills such as negotiating, crisis management and public speaking.
The Poetry Club meets monthly and is geared toward students who would like to learn more about poetry and practice their poetry skills.
Club members read a selection of contemporary American poetry and
discuss it. Those students who would like to flex their poetry writing and recital skills are also invited to read during the meetings and receive critical feedback on their work. Students are also invited to participate in poetry competitions that occur against other yeshivot three times during the academic year.