Abraham Joshua Heschel High School

20 W End Ave,
New York, NY, 10023-0100
     Tel: (212)246-7717
Grades: NS - 12 | 814 students
The Abraham Joshua Heschel School is an independent school named in memory of one of the great Jewish leaders, teachers, and activists of the 20th century.
Unaffiliated with any single movement or synagogue, The Heschel School sees as essential the creation of a community with families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, practices and beliefs.
The School is devoted to equal participation—boys and girls, men and women—in all aspects of the School's religious, intellectual and communal life.
The Heschel School is dedicated to the values and principles that characterized Rabbi Heschel's life: integrity, intellectual exploration, traditional Jewish study, justice, righteousness, human dignity, and holiness.
The Heschel School is dedicated to fostering a lifelong love of learning.
It seeks to engender the understanding that the discovery of personal meaning and the growth of individual identity can emerge from the rigors of study.
The Heschel School seeks to create an ethical learning community that encompasses the children, staff, parents and all those who join in the work of the School.
The School values both the uniqueness of each individual member and the relationships they form with one another.
The Heschel School is dedicated to cultivating the spiritual lives of its students along with teaching them the skills to enable them to participate fully in contemporary Jewish life.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 814 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Abraham Joshua Heschel High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Marsha Feris

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Professional Children's School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Gateway School Of New York (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sacred Heart School (0.4 miles away)
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