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School Profile

Westchester Hebrew High School (WHHS), founded in 1971, is a modern Orthodox High School located on 27 acres in Mamaroneck, NY. Our students come from Westchester, Connecticut, Queens, Riverdale, Rockland, New Jersey and New York City.

 

Accreditation
WHHS is registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York - Department of Education.
School

We are a private school, with a population of 105 students in grades 9 through 12. Our religious and secular faculty members consist of 25 men and women, 90% of whom have earned advanced degrees.

Program

The school year is divided into four quarters of approximately 10 weeks each.
Mid-term exams are given at the end of January. Advanced Placement exams are given in May and Finals and Regents are given in June.

Curriculum

Our college preparatory program consists of a dual curriculum (Secular Studies and Judaic Studies) which is required for all students.

Academics
  • All secular courses are offered on two or three levels, Regular, Honors, and Advanced Placement.
  • The Judaic courses are comprised of Regular (R) and Honors (H) level courses in Bible, Prophets/Navi and Talmud. Regular (R) level courses are taught in Jewish History and Jewish Law.
  • Advanced Placement courses are offered in Biology, Calculus AB, Computer Science, English Language, Environmental Science, European History, Psychology, U.S. History, U.S. Government, and Physics 1.
  • Honors and Advanced Placement classes are indicated on the transcript.
  • On-line Courses
 
Requirements for Graduation

Minimum required credits

English: 4 credits Hebrew: 4 credits
History: 4 credits Spanish: 1-3 credits
Math: 3-4 credits Health Ed: 1 credit
Science: 3-4 credits Art: 1 credit
Judaic Studies: 8-12 credits Phys. Ed: 2 credits
 

Grade point averages are calculated at the end of each semester and updated after the last quarter of the 12th grade. The GPA is based on all major academic courses, Hebrew language and an average of the Judaic studies courses.

Grading Policy

WHHS does not rank students. Grade averages are calculated after each semester using actual numeric grades. Course grades are not weighted. Students are grouped according to their ability. Class designations for each grade level are either Advanced Placement, Honors or Regular. The correspondence of numeric averages to letter grades are shown below:

 
A+ 97-100 A 93-96 A- 90-92
B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82
C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72
D+ 67-69 D 65-66 F 64 or lower
 
Grade Distribution
 
A 18 A- 24 B+ 22
B 16 B- 14 C+ 7
C 4 C- 0 D+ 0
D 0 F 0    
 
 
SAT Average Total
 
 
1250/1600
 
ACT Average Composite
 
29/36
 
Extra-Curricular Activities

WHHS provides a broad range of co-curricular activities including men’s and women’s athletic teams, College Bowl, Drama Club, Debate Team, Torah Bowl, Model UN, Mock Trial, Yearbook, community service groups, charity and service organizations, as well as student run newspapers in English, Hebrew and Spanish.

CEEB & ACT School Codes

 

336058

 

Contacts

Rabbi Jeffrey Beer, Head of School, headofschool@whhsny.org, 914.698.0806, ext. 302

Ms. Joanne Monteleone, Director of College Guidance, j.monteleone@whhsny.org, 914.698.0806, ext. 307