Academics

The WHHS Edge

The WHHS EDGE Program
 
 
WHHS understands its role in preparing its students for success in both college and in life. We recognize that this requires students to explore and ignite their passions outside of the classroom.   Each student is given the opportunity to develop a unique course of study based on his or her own individual passions and interests, culminating in an EDGE Project by the end of Junior Year. This enables students to discover and further hone their talents, to develop their personal leadership style, to stand out as unique college applicants, and to learn how to make their educational and career experiences more meaningful.
 
These are some of the exciting EDGE Projects our students have completed or are currently undertaking:
  • WHHS alumna, currently at MIT, was selected to NASA’s WISH Program (Women in Stem High School Aerospace Scholars), where she participated in planning a manned mission to Mars. 
  • A WHHS alumnus, currently at Brandeis, has bilateral cochlear implants. He has been at the frontier of advocating for closed caption online. After researching the issues, he met with senior officials at the Federal Communications Commission to discuss his findings and recommendations.
  • A WHHS alumnus, currently at Syracuse, was involved with Habitat for Humanity. He created a website to raise money through donations, as well as to solicit volunteers for local building projects.

  • Once again, WHHS students will be training for and running the ING Miami Half-Marathon, fund-raising on behalf of Chai Lifeline.
  • A current senior will be the first WHHS class TA for an 11th grade Science class he took with the same teacher last year.  He will share the tools he used to meet with success and meet with students who may require additional assistance with coursework.
  • A current junior and outdoor aficionado created the plans for and is building a kayak.
  • A WHHS junior studied and received certification as a hockey referee. He will be volunteering his time teaching underprivileged NYC children how to play the game.
  • Current senior students led a presentation at a local elementary school on colorful eating, with the goal of ensuring that students are eating healthfully and in accordance with suggested federal guidelines.
 
Westchester Hebrew High School is the only Modern Orthodox, co-educational high school in Westchester County, New York serving students from New York City, Riverdale, Connecticut, Westchester, Rockland, Queens, and New Jersey. We embrace the individuality of each student and provide three academic tracks for every Judaic and General Studies course offered.
856 Orienta Avenue, Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Phone 914.698.0806 | Fax 914.698.1330
Email admissions@whhsny.org