Northwest Yeshiva High School

Northwest Yeshiva High School (NYHS) is the Pacific Northwest's only college preparatory, dual curriculum, co-ed high Jewish high school.
Our students have opportunities for advanced academic courses as well as specialized instruction for those with special learning needs.
We seek to inspire students with a blend of academic excellence, Jewish depth, and intellectual curiosity.
NYHS is also a STEM high school.  Freshmen can opt for a full STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Senior capstone trip to Poland & Israel as part of March of the Living
Students at NYHS place into top colleges and universities around the US and the world.
Most recently, the Classes of 2019 and 2020 were admitted to : Columbia University, New York University, Brandeis, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, Yeshiva University, USC, Bryn Mawr College, University of Maryland, University of Miami, UCLA and more. Over the past 3 years, nearly 100% of students who applied to the University of Washington were admitted.
Students spend the day in rigorous and inspiring academic studies.
Our Judaic Studies curriculum helps prepare our students to confidently study Torah and classic texts.
Our goal is to inspire love of Judaism, Torah, Israel and our people.
Central to our mission is our love for and support of the State of Israel.
Many students study in Israel before continuing on to college or university. We invite you to visit us and get a feel for the NYHS family!.

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Northwest Yeshiva High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Washington for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLearning Resource Center
Year Founded1974

Student Body

Total Students44 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Northwest Yeshiva High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size11 students
Advanced CoursesAdvanced/Honors Physics, Biology, Calculus, Honors Chemistry, Honors Language Arts, Physics, University of Washington Biology, University of Washington Calculus A & B, University of Washington Computer Science, US History
Average SAT score1380
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared shirts for men, skirts or dresses for women, modest, neat attire for all)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,000
Tuition NotesWe offer a third party tuition assessment program to families who need a reduced tuition.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,500
Admissions DirectorBeth Jacoby

Sports

Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service, Drama, Israel Club, Spirit Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Poetry Club

School Notes

  • Northwest Yeshiva High School challenges students to excel and encourages them to be intellectually active, creative, and self-directed. Students and teachers work as partners, collaborating both formally and informally to establish a vibrant educational community that values academic curiosity and fosters confidence and initiative. This atmosphere of learning is the result of mutual respect, constructive challenge, individual attention, and commitment to supporting student growth. 
  • From the classroom to the laboratory, faculty use a variety of teaching methods to sharpen critical thinking skills and accommodate different learning styles. Courses across the curriculum are a harmonious balance of seminar style and experiential learning, in which students gain experience in precisely reading, listening, speaking, and doing. 
  • Graduation requirements are comprehensive and rigorous. Honors and University of Washington in the High School courses allow students to progress at a rate appropriate to their abilities and interests. Our dual curriculum approach to traditional and Judaic academic disciplines encourages students to explore all areas of learning, and the extraordinary enrichment opportunities that NYHS provides ensure an uncommonly exciting educational experience. 
  • NYHS students are supported by faculty and staff who possess outstanding experience and credentials in their fields as well as a true passion for educating young people. Our teachers inspire students, connecting with them inside and outside of the classroom walls as educators, advisers, and coaches. An ongoing professional development program supports our faculty at all stages of their careers in areas such as pedagogy, inclusion and equity, technology, and discipline-specific knowledge.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
I can't say too many good things about this school, the teachers, the administration and the students. You want your kids to spend their most formative years surrounded by teachers who care about their development in all the most important areas, social, emotional, character, and academic. I'm impressed by how Judaism and love of Judaism, Israel and the entire world is infused in all that the students do whether it is math, science or Judaic studies. It is small, and that is a strength as my child and yours will not fall through the cracks. They are encouraged to spread their wings and take on roles they wouldn't get anywhere else. I can't believe how well these kids do in their college acceptances too. Really great options and the colleges seem to love yeshiva kids because they are offering them so much money in scholarships! You won't go wrong at this school and what a perfect place to help teens launch. Thank you NYHS.
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Amazing school! I'm getting ready to graduate another yeshiva graduate and this school just keeps getting better and better. I've always been a fan but in the last two years, I've seen a huge effort to have students really buy in to their experience and education. Mr. Feld, the newish head, puts a big emphasis on having students own their education and experience. I've see this come through on everything from Torah learning and doing to advanced calculus and English. I'm so impressed by the caliber of student that emerges from this small school. These students are the doers in Seattle and outside, wherever they end up. If the students themselves don't sell the school to anyone reading this. You should know that students do extremely well in college placement and next level education. This year, students got into places like the university of Chicago and Wellesly. The school is modern orthodox but very welcoming to students who come from many different backgrounds. This is a great school and a real prize in our community.
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The best thing I''ve ever done for my son was taking him out of public school and putting him in into North west Yeshiva High School. Taking him out of a big pond with 30-50 students in a classroom and moving him into a small pond with 8-10 students in a class was what was needed to get him ready for college. He learned how to think as opposed to just memorizing answers. The quality of the teachers at NYHS was top tier and it showed . All the teachers offer tutoring after school for no extra charge and they really care about the students. His GPA went up to a 3.6 and he is now attending a top college. Thank you NYHS. Sincerely Jack Becker
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I am a sophomore at NYHS. The camaraderie of the student body is amazing -- it is like we are all part of one big family. The teachers are fantastic, challenging the students according to their skill level. There are many honors classes that can be taken for an extra challenge and some teachers even offer after school help with their class. I love going to school everyday because NYHS has made learning enjoyable.
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We are so happy with NW Yeshiva. Every teacher my child has had has been excellent. They go the distance to make sure students are succeeding. My child has always struggled in math but now it is her best subject thanks to the after-school math help offered by Mrs. Cathcart. My daughter is a more confident, savvy learner since joining yeshiva. The Jewish studies teachers are accessible and warm hearted. They open up their homes to the students for shabbat dinners and after school study sessions. The secular studies teachers are also attentive. This is our 3rd year at the school and we cannot believe how lucky we''ve been with the outstanding teachers our daughter has had. Another aspect of the school I love is that administrators teach too. This keeps them in touch with the students. It is so important for teens to have so many wonderful role models. Thank you Rabbi Fox and yeshiva! For a small school there are many extra curricular and sports activities. Big emphasis on community service. Students and teachers do special service days at food banks together technology seems to be a big focus too. This is probably the best deal in the state for private schools. We consider it a real gift for our child.
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I am going to be graduating from NYHS shortly. These have been the best four years of my life! I was welcomed with open arms even though I had some academic challenges. The school created a personal learning plan for me which guided me toward success. In my Junior and Senior years I was ready to participate in all grade level classes due to the amazing support I received. I am proud to say I am entering University in the fall. I extend my sincere gratitude to the staff and teachers of NYHS! I am ready for success in college and beyond thanks to YOU!
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My son is getting ready to graduate and we feel very blessed that he had the opportunity to go to Northwest Yeshiva High School. This is a school very focused on academic achievement but not at the expense of nurturing students and creating a warm and loving Jewish environment for all students. I agree with the above reviewer. The diversity of Jewish background and instructor perspectives is very unique in the orthodox world. Students art Northwest Yeshiva are not pigeon holed but rather given the tools to think critically and share their ideas and thoughts. The administration is very keen on making sure each student finds success. My son entered with many special learning needs and we were worried in the beginning if the school would be too rigid and challenging for him. We worried needlessly. From the start, the administration met with us and our son and charted out a course of study for him that took into account his educational needs. Our son found success in areas he had previously shied away from. As he is preparing for college next year, I find that I am not worried about this next step since he is so much better prepared for college than most kids. He will be leaving the small warm atmosphere of Northwest Yeshiva but with wonderful tools and knowledge to succeed at college and beyond. The academic program is second to none. There are team sports. Basketball, volleyball, golf, cross country and track and field. For a small school, the sports teams do well. They also offer drama and art and a range of electives like film, forensics and psychology. The facilities are small and older. It would be great if Northwest Yeshiva had a building and facilities to reflect the high caliber education and experience they give our kids. If I win the lottery.....
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This school is great!Since it is the only Jewish high school with a college prep. focus in the area, we were pretty much sold on sending our child here from the beginning. Now that we are approaching the second semester, I feel as though all our expectations were met and so much more. The academics are second to none. The students get into very prestigious universities. The school does like to show that. For a small school, there is an impressive number of national merit scholars and students get into impressive schools at a high rate. But what I wasn't expecting was the warm and family like atmosphere. The teachers and administration care about each student. The student body also cares about one another. The school's diversity in the Jewish community is unusual, especially in the orthodox community. Some may find that threatening but I find it uplifting. Jewish students amd their families of all backgrounds show respect and care for one another. Recently, we attended the all school family Friday night dinner and it was on display there. Teachers really want the students to succeed. My child was having difficulty in a class and the teacher not only encouraged our child to meet with her during lunch or afterschool, she would celebrate any success she found and the result has been very positive. I feel very lucky to live in a community with a school like this.
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