Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok
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|Mesivta Birkas Yitzchok|
|Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Head of School||Rabbi Sholom Tendler|
MBY is a yeshiva high school that was founded in 2006. Located in Los Angeles, the school opened only with the Ninth Grade and added another class each subsequent year until it had 9th-12th grade.
Educational philosophy and curriculum
The schools stated goals are for its graduates to have a lifelong devotion to Jewish religious observance and Torah study and to be prepared for a profession or vocation.The school teaches a dual curriculum of Judaic studies and secular studies. The school states that its primary educational emphasis is to produce students proficient in Torah study both skills and knowledge, and who value Jewish ethics and character traits. As such, religious studies are given primacy relative to the curriculum of secular education taught in the school. The Yishiva was givin an award by the Milken Foundation for one of the best teachers of the year. the award was given to the 9th grade Rabbi, Rabbi Klein.
The school has a student body of approximately seventy boys from various areas of Los Angeles, the majority of which live in the Pico-Robertson, Fairfax District and San Fernando Valley areas. The school also has a dorming option in which students from out of the Los Angeles area stay in an apartment with a dorm counselor. There were five students who dormed this past year hailing from cities such as Palo Alto, San Diego, and Phoenix, Arizona. The school is thus primarily a day school, but can be used as a boarding school.
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- mbyla.org - Official school website