Abraham Joshua Heschel High School

Tel: (212)246-7717
Grades: NS-12 | 857 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 857 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Abraham Joshua Heschel High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Marsha Feris

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Professional Children's School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Gateway Schools (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Bilingual Buds Inc (0.4 miles away)
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  • New York
    The Gateway Schools
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-8 | 132 students
    0.1 miles
    211 West 61st Street
    New York, NY 10023
  • New York
    Grades: 6-12 | 200 students
    0.3 miles
    132 W 60th St
    New York, NY 10023
  • New York
    The Speyer Legacy School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 286 students
    0.3 miles
    925 9th Avenue
    New York, NY 10019
  • New York
    Bilingual Buds Inc
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-K | 22 students
    0.4 miles
    175 Riverside Blvd
    New York, NY 10069
  • New York
    Grades: K-6 | 447 students
    0.5 miles
    33 Central Park W
    New York, NY 10023

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