Nefesh Academy

  • Nefesh Academy is an accredited New York State school, and accepts students from a wide range of ethnic Jewish backgrounds.
  • We follow the recommendations of both Torah U'Mesorah and the Cleveland day school curriculum, but modify these slightly to meet the needs of our talented, trilingual students.
  • Preparatory classes on all levels ensure that it is never too late for a Jewish girl to receive a Yeshiva education.
  • Our Judaic Studies curriculum is designed to foster academic success as well as Jewish identity and pride.
  • Our advanced Torah/Chumash and Jewish History classes are highlighted with a focus on personalities who are role models in Jewish history.
  • Varied activities and workshops, emphasizing creative expression and hands-on work, actualize the abstract concepts and reinforce classroom lessons.
  • Students take educational field trips to build enthusiasm and turn education into reality.
  • The Hebrew Language program eases our students into what is for many, a third language.
  • The overall goal of the Elementary School program is to partner with parents and engage our students in Judaic gratification and intellectual development.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by Grade Nefesh Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Brooklyn
    Grades: NS-12 | 235 students
    4.4 miles
    8515 Ridge Boulevard
    Brooklyn, NY 11209
    (718) 238-3308
    4.4 NS-12
    235
  • Brooklyn
    Ahi Ezer Yeshiva School
    All-girls (Jewish)
    Grades: NS-8 | 224 students
    0.9 miles
    2433 Ocean Pkwy
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    (718) 648-6100
    0.9 NS-8
    224
  • Brooklyn
    International Christian School
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    Montessori School (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-12 | 127 students
    3.5 miles
    312 Coney Island Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11218
    (718) 436-8924
    3.5 PK-12
    127
  • Brooklyn
    Lev Bais Yaakov
    All-girls (Jewish)
    Grades: PK-12 | 522 students
    0.8 miles
    3574 Nostrand Ave
    Brooklyn, NY 11229
    (718) 332-6000
    0.8 PK-12
    522
  • Brooklyn
    St Mark Catholic Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 296 students
    0.9 miles
    2602 E 19th St
    Brooklyn, NY 11235
    (718) 332-9304
    0.9 PK-8
    296

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
The teachers and administration at Nefesh go above and beyond for their students. My daughter transferred in November, and she was welcomed by students and staff alike. Limudei Kodesh is taught in small groups geared to each student's level, as the girls come from a variety of backgrounds. Limudei Chol features a regular Regents curriculum. Hashkafa is wonderful.
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My daughter came to Nefesh after having been chewed up and spit out by another school. The Nefesh experience was wonderful! Both Jewish and secular studies were taught well. My daughter got an advanced Regents diploma and was accepted into a highly competitive college with a good scholarship. She remains in touch with some of Nefesh teachers on a regular basis.
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