Rochelle Zell Jewish High School

Tel: (847)470-6700
  • Rochelle Zell Jewish High School (Rochelle Zell) is a co-ed, college-preparatory high school committed to academic excellence and has served the Chicagoland Jewish community for 16 years.
  • 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.
  • Rochelle Zell offers a comprehensive education, which includes exceptional general and Jewish studies programs, supplemented by strong athletic and fine arts programs, and numerous extracurricular activities and leadership opportunities.
  • After graduating, students are well positioned to be successful in all of their future endeavors.
  • In response to Rochelle Zell Jewish High School`s excellent reputation, the school continues to thrive.
  • Today, Rochelle Zell welcomes 175 students from 22 different communities throughout the Chicagoland area and abroad.
  • If you are a prospective family interested in learning more about Rochelle Zell Jewish High School, join us for Open House on November 5th, 20017 at 1:00 p.m. at 1095 Lake Cook Road in Deerfield.
  • Please contact Riv Lynch, Director of Admissions, at admissions@rzjhs.org or 847.324.3706 for details.  For more information about Rochelle Zell, visit www.rzjhs.org.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Independent Schools Association of the Central States
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 175 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Rochelle Zell Jewish High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 38 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
83%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, Government, Literature, Physics, Spanish, US History,
Average ACT score 29
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(conservative )

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,500
Tuition Notes Generous Tuition Assistance packages offered. Request information by contacting school.
% on Financial Aid
47%
Average Financial Aid Grant $13,982
Acceptance Rate
91%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Riv Lynch
Admissions Associate Tammy Brody

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
TennisVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 36 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Ark Book Club, Ark Cafe, Broadcast Club, DECA, Engineering, Environmental Club, Gaavah, Gidwitz, IFYC, Jazz band, Literary Journal, Math Team, Multimedia Arts, Newspaper, Quarknet, Remote Control Club, STAND, Shabbaton, Spirit Club, Theater Club, Tikkun Olam Advocacy Education, Tikkun Olam Direct Service, Tikkun Olam Philanthropy, United States Politics Club, Va'ad Hastudentim, Va'ad Israel, Yearbook, debate, drama, interfaith youth council, math team, model UN, student government, studio art, vocal music, volunteer corps Ark Book Club, Ark Cafe, Broadcast Club, DECA, Engineering, Gaavah, Gidwitz, IFYC, Jazz band, Math Team, Newspaper, Quarknet, STAND, Shabbaton, Spirit Club, Theater Club, Va'ad Israel, Yearbook, debate, drama, math team, model UN, studio art, vocal music, Environmental Club,
Literary Journal,
Multimedia Arts,
Remote Control Club,
Tikkun Olam Advocacy Education,
Tikkun Olam Direct Service,
Tikkun Olam Philanthropy,
United States Politics Club,
Va'ad Hastudentim,
interfaith youth council,
student government,
volunteer corps,

School Notes

  • In 2001, a visionary group of leaders in Chicago set out to create a new high school that would combine the very best of the humanities, sciences, fine arts and Jewish studies together. They envisioned a place where students attending day schools could continue their Jewish education during the years that have the greatest impact on their Jewish identity. These leaders foresaw a place where public school students entering high school could deepen their understanding and appreciation of their Jewish heritage. 
  • This dream is now alive at Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. 
  • Since the beginning, Rochelle Zell has earned a national reputation for its commitment to academic excellence. Every year, more Chicago-area families are discovering how Rochelle Zell`s outstanding faculty, integrated general and Judaic studies curriculum, vibrant community and exciting student life provides Jewish high school students with a unique opportunity to achieve their full potential. In whatever professions our students choose, they graduate from Rochelle Zell with the knowledge, confidence and skills to follow their own dreams while remaining steadfast to their Jewish heritage. 
  • We welcome you to get to know us better. To schedule a visit or a tour, please contact Riv Lynch, Director of Admissions - admissions@rzjhs.org or 847.470.6700. 
  • Statement of Non-DiscriminationRochelle Zell Jewish High School admits students of any race, color, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, or ethnic origin and grants them the rights, and offers them privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to all students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, sexual identity, gender identity, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics or other school administered programs. Guidelines of the Conservative Movement are observed.
  • Quick Facts
  • Head of School: Tony Frank
  • Number of Students: 173
  • School Colors: Blue and white
  • Mascot: Tiger
  • Demographics: Students come from 22 different communities
  • Affiliation 
  • 1% Reconstructionist, 1% Traditional,10% Reform, 36% Orthodox and 52% Conservative
  • Synagogues: Our families attend 39 different synagogues
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • College enrollment: 100%
  • Formerly known as: Chicagoland Jewish High School
  • Date the school was renamed: November 18, 2015
  • Alumni: 519 alumni changing the world-

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