Rochelle Zell Jewish High School

  • Our mission is to create a culture of academic excellence that inspires our students to think critically and to achieve their full potential, while preparing them to live Judaism as responsible and involved citizens in the modern world.
  • Today, Rochelle Zell welcomes 189 students from over 20 different communities throughout the Chicagoland area and abroad.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2001

Student Body

Total Students189 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeRochelle Zell Jewish High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, Government, Literature, Physics, Spanish, US History,
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,000
Tuition NotesGenerous Tuition Assistance packages offered. Request information by contacting school. We are dedicated to make it affordable for all families.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,982
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorRiv Lynch
Admissions AssociateTammy Brody


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.44 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A Cappella, Ark Book Club, Ark Cafe, Ark in the Park, Art Club, Chesed Club, Chess Club, Comic Book Club, DEAP (Va'ad Tikkun Olam), DECA, Engineering, Environmental Club, Feminism Club, Film Club, Gaavah, Gidwitz, Holla for Challah, IFYC, Interfaith Youth Corps (IFYC), Literary Society, Math Team, Music Club, NaNo Writing Club, Quarknet, Remote Control Club, Robotics Club, Shabbaton, Spikeball club, Spirit Club, STAND, Student Ambassadors, Tikkun Olam Advocacy Education, Tikkun Olam Direct Service, Tikkun Olam Philanthropy, Tisch Club, United States Politics Club, Va'ad Hastudentim, Va'ad Israel, Va'ad Shabbatonim, Va'ad Studentim, Va'ad Tefillah, Yoga/Meditation

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Studio Art/Advanced Studio Art

School Notes

  • The school`s philosophy is to nurture the whole student -- academically, spiritually, physically and socially. The school offers students an exceptional college preparatory curriculum that includes honors and AP classes in all subject areas as well as an intensive, integrated and comprehensive Jewish studies curriculum. The dual curriculum is supplemented by strong athletic and fine arts programs and numerous extracurricular, social and leadership opportunities. 
  • Rochelle Zell Jewish High School is committed to an intellectual and religious environment in which questions, critical thinking, experiences, and relationships are nourished and fostered throughout Jewish and secular general studies.
  • The fullness of Jewish life and learning are embraced, and Jews from across the denominational spectrum are welcomed. Teachers at Rochelle Zell come to know their students as multi-dimensional human beings.
  • The close and meaningful relationships that form between them contribute to students` confidence in their ability to advocate for themselves and for others, in college and beyond. 
  • Rochelle Zell students are bright and articulate young men and women who have enrolled at the nation`s leading colleges and universities. They are well-rounded and confident and possess a strong sense of values and a commitment to making the world a better place.

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