All good schools encourage students to pursue excellence in science, math, and the humanities. At Frisch, academic excellence and rigor is not only preparation for one’s future academic and professional careers, it is also a crucial component of the world view of Modern Orthodoxy; that General Studies- that is, the arts and sciences, the best of human knowledge- when it informs and is filtered through our Jewish identities, can also make us better, even more spiritual citizens and Jews. Integration of Torah and General Studies allows students to see how their Torah Studies can be enriched by general culture and how their general studies can be inspired and informed by Torah values.

Each of us is unique. Students have individual sets of academic and cognitive abilities, learn best in different modalities, and mature intellectually in their own way and at their own pace. Grouping students in classes designed for each student’s level of skills and learning style enables each individual to be challenged to grow and to reach his/her potential. Beginning with the proposition that success is a much better motivator than failure and that it makes sense to focus on what the students can do, rather than on what they have not yet achieved, we concentrate in each class on the ongoing process of education, helping students acquire skills and grow intellectually with expectations which require each student at each level to stretch him/herself.

The curriculum and methodology for each course at Frisch is an integral part of an educational plan, our meta-curriculum. The meta-curriculum is the framework which allows a rich variety of teachers of various disciplines  to work toward the school’s educational vision of what the ideal eighteen-year-old graduate of a Frisch education should know and be able to do.

The curriculum, across the disciplines, is designed to be the foundation for a life of continuing intellectual growth in Torah and General Studies. There are two crucial reasons, one tactical and one strategic, for a school which takes both Torah and General Studies seriously to integrate its courses and to create a curriculum without borders. On a day-to-day basis, integration gives students who are studying eight or nine different disciplines (which leads to the possibility of intellectual fragmentation) the opportunity to focus on core ideas which can be explored across the disciplines.  From a substantive perspective, our weltanschauung calls upon us to see the world not as divided between the secular and the religious, but rather as an organic whole in which Torah and the best of secular culture inform and enrich one another.

Colleges our graduates from the past two years are attending/will be attending

  • American University
  • Bar-Ilan University
  • Barnard College
  • Bergen Community College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • CUNY – Baruch College
  • CUNY – City College
  • CUNY – Hunter College
  • CUNY – John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • CUNY – Macaulay Honors College
  • CUNY – Queens College
  • Columbia University
  • The Cooper Union
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Farleigh Dickinson University
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • The George Washington University
  • Goucher College
  • Harvard University
  • Hofstra University
  • IDC – Raphael Recanati School
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Johnson & Whales University
  • LIM College
  • List College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • McGill University
  • Middlesex County College
  • Montclair State University
  • Muhlenberg College
  • New York University
  • Northeastern Universityu
  • Northwestern University
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Polytechnic Institute of NYU
  • Pratt Institue
  • Princeton University
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Rutgers University
  • School of Visual Arts
  • SUNY – Albany
  • SUNY – Binghamton
  • SUNY – Stony Brook
  • Stanford University
  • Stern College
  • Syracuse University
  • Technion Institute of Technology
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washing University in St. Louis
  • Williams College
  • Yale University
  • Yeshiva University
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