Special Interests

Frisch offers a plethora of diverse options, enabling every student to find an activity of interest. Below are just some of the many exciting cocurricular opportunities available to students.

Student Council

Student Council provides student liaison to the administration of Frisch and promotes student involvement in major issues arising within the Frisch community and in the community at large. Student Council’s major function is to improve student life at Frisch. Two representatives per grade and four executive officers are elected each spring.

Peer Tutoring

Peer Tutoring is a program in which students who excel in a particular subject volunteer to assist other students who may find a subject particularly challenging. Students meet weekly during lunch or a free period. Through our Guidance department, students are matched in an effort to help each student achieve success.

Bio Research

In this club, students with a special interest in biology research get together to learn ,discuss and debate cutting edge research in all fields of biology. Speakers will be invited to discuss their personal experiences researching biology and the medical field.

Coding Club

Frisch’s Coding Club is an after school club where students learn about programming from their fellow classmates. Members will improve their skills in programming, creating websites, and making fun games using programming languages like Python and Javascript and websites like Code Academy and Code.org. Students can also learn basic website design as well including HTML, CSS, and HTML5. The club features presentations on coding concepts, group projects and guest speakers. Students in the club also have the opportunity to participate in a website design competition in which they compete against students in schools across NJ.

Cougars Create

Cougars Create is an opportunity to explore the design of functional objects that may be used in school or at home. Participants come up with design ideas and materials with which to produce their creations, and carry out their projects in the Frisch Fab Lab. Students in Cougars Create will also be working on the sets and props for the Drama Society’s annual spring production. Instruction on the safe use of tools is paramount. The club is open to all students, and no prior experience is necessary.

Finance Club

In the Finance Club, students learn about the world of finance, market trends, and how the economy is influenced by consumer spending, as well as participate in various in-school mock competitions, preparing for the Stock Market Tournament hosted by Yeshiva University.

Frisch Farm

The Frisch Farm is an 800-square foot organic vegetable farm located on campus. The Farm Club meets weekly to grow vegetables, tend to the compost, and enjoy the fruits of their labor! We learn Farm Torah too, helping us connect to Hashem through the earth.

Girls Who Code

Frisch’s GWC club is part of a national nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology. Girls meet with a GWC instructor to learn programming skills in Python, HTML, CSS and Javascript. Girls work in groups to design and develop coding projects, and have guest lecturers and site visits with women in technology.

PreMed Society

In the PreMed Society, students with an interest in medicine meet with guest speakers from different aspects of the medical profession.

Public Speaking

In this club, students learn public speaking techniques to engage an audience, deliver a clear and persuasive message, and become a more skilled presenter overall.

CIJE Robotics Challenge

CIJE Robotics Challenge is the first yeshiva day school robotics league. A team of students will be chosen to participate and compete in the design and construction of robots to meet proposed challenges.

Robotics Club

Students will be introduced to microcontrollers, programming, sensors, and actuators. The curriculum is project-based. Various projects are assigned to the students who not only have to build robots with sensor attachments, but also have to design algorithms to solve problems and then write computer programs sensors. In addition to programming, the course covers mechanical and structural design, touch sensors, color and light sensors, ultrasonic sensors, gears and power, motors and other actuators, and some computer architecture. The course concludes with a sumobot competition (a robot competition derived from Sumo wrestling)      in which the students use all of their accumulated knowledge to build individual sumobots and compete in a class-wide competition. Students will use LEGO Mindstorms as the Robotics platform and ROBOTC as the programming language.

Salute to Israel Parade Committee

Members of the Salute to Israel Parade Committee plan, organize, gather materials, and produce the displays the Frisch School uses when marching in the Parade. The Committee also plays an integral role in setting up the props at the parade.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is an academic club in which students train for various science-oriented team events and compete against other Yeshiva High School students in a tournament held in March. The Students compete in events from a wide range of disciplines including biology, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. Emphasis is placed on problem solving techniques, lab work and group participation.

Tech to the Future

The Tech to The Future club aims to broaden the audience base and application of technology in different fields by showing students that technology is apparent in every career. Students hear from professionals who work in a variety of different fields, and learn about cutting-edge technology and its impact in various realms of life today.

Way With Words

This is a club for students who love to write, providing an ongoing forum for students to express themselves through writing and discuss their work.

Zoological Society

The Zoological Society focuses on the investigation and experience of the animal world. Students are exposed to and become familiar with interesting and exotic creatures, and develop an appreciation of technology and unique adaptations found in nature. They also learn about individual and collective responsibility with regard to the environment. Over the course of the year, the society aims to take a number of trips to different zoos and animal parks, as well as share information about upcoming exotic animal expos.