Admissions FAQ's

How old is the school?
What is our total enrollment?
What is the class size and how many students per grade?
How does Barkai's class size coincide with the academic philosophy?
At what grade are boys and girls separated in class?
How are acceptance decisions made?
Do you have a school dress code?
Does Barkai offer a lunch program?
What are the school hours?
Does Barkai have transportation?
Are there after school programs?
Where do Barkai students go for their High School years?
Does Barkai plan on opening a High School?

How old is the school?

Barkai Yeshivah opened its doors to a class of 13 children in September 1999.

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What is our total enrollment?

Barkai has had continuous and steady growth in our enrollment. We currently have approximately 415 boys and girls enrolled in Orot-8th grade 

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What is the class size and how many students per grade?

There is one class per gender per grade of up to 22 children per class.
 

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How does Barkai's class size coincide with the academic philosophy?

At Barkai Yeshivah, we believe that educators partnered with parents are responsible for the development of the whole child, including his or her academic, social, emotional, spiritual and creative development. Our teachers treat each student with love and respect and are consistently aware of their role as role models for their students. Teachers actively engage children in relevant, challenging activities. Through hands on exploration and experimentation children acquire the tools needed to develop and test meaningful theories, interpret their own experiences and achieve true knowledge, skills and understanding.

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At what grade are boys and girls separated in class?

The boys and girls are separated during all learning when they enter the 1st grade of elementary school.

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How are acceptance decisions made?

The admissions committee is made up of teachers and administrators who review each and every application to determine if Barkai can meet the needs of that child. Only completed applications will be considered.

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Do you have a school dress code?

 Early Childhood

  • Boys in the early childhood grades must wear pants or neat shorts.
  • Boys must wear kippot every day beginning in the Ganon, and a kippah and siseet beginning in the Gan.
  • Girls in the Mechinah must wear a skirt everyday.
  • The children (boys and girls) are not permitted to wear sleeveless or tank tops to school.

Elementary/Middle School
 

Boys:

  • white, light blue, gray or navy collared button down oxford shirt
  • white, light blue, gray, or navy collared polo shirt
  • navy, khaki, gray or black pants
  • sneakers in solid colors are permitted
  • sweaters or sweatshirts in navy, black, white, or gray. No emblems or designs are permitted.

Girls:

  • white, light blue, gray or navy collared oxford shirt (sleeves must be below the elbow)
  • white, light blue, gray or navy collared polo shirt (sleeves must be below the elbow)
  • navy, khaki, gray or black skirt ( must fall below the knee)
  • sneakers in solid colors are permitted
  • sweaters or sweatshirts in navy, black, white, gray. No emblems or designs are permitted.
  • You may purchase any brand pants, skirts, or shirts, FROM ANY STORE, as long as the clothing adheres to the school dress code guidelines. 

Upon entering the school building we respectfully request that parents be dressed in accordance with halakhah. The “Kedushat Ha Makom” - sanctity of the Yeshivah - should be maintained at all times. Therefore we respectfully request that men please enter the school building wearing kippot and women please enter the building wearing skirts and proper sleeve lengths (no sleeveless). Please help us to create a consistent environment for the children and to maintain the proper dignified and modest Torah atmosphere.

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Does Barkai offer a lunch program?

We provide an optional school lunch program. Nutritious lunches are provided daily by local restaurants. You may order lunch for all 5 days or you may choose to order individual days. Monday & Wednesday are meat/parve days and Tuesday, Thursday & Friday are dairy/parve days.

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What are the school hours?

EARLY CHILDHOOD
Orot (2)  Mon-Thu 9:00-12:30 and Fri 9:00-12:15 (After Thanksgiving - Extended day option until 3:15*)
*Pending recommendation & approval by Early Childhood Director and Teacher.
Ganon(3), Gan (4) & Mechinah (5 ) Mon-Thu 9:00–3:15 and Fri 9:00-12:15

ELEMENTARY
1st –5th Grade  Mon-Thu 8:15-4:20 and Fri 8:15-1:00

MIDDLE SCHOOL
6th–8th Grade Girls    Mon-Thu 8:15-4:20 and Fri 8:15-1:00
6th Grade Boys           Mon-Thu 7:30-4:20 and Fri 7:30-1:00 and Sun 8:30-11:30 (Sukkot-Pesah)
7th-8th Grade Boys    Mon&Thu 7:30-5:00 and Tues&Wed 7:30-4:20 and  Fri 7:30-1:00 and Sun 8:30-11:30 (Sukkot-Pesah)

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Does Barkai have transportation?

PARENT PICK-UP: Parents must park their cars, announce themselves, and their child will be dismissed to them.
DOE Transportation BUS: K – 6TH : Free bus service from the Board of Education, is available for children in the 
Kindergarten through 6th grades who live at least ½ mile from the school, but within a 5 mile radius.
CARPOOL/DRIVER: Parents may arrange for carpools or drivers according to the arrival and dismissal guidelines.

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Are there after school programs?

We offer a variety of programs both at Barkai and inconnection with All Sport & the SCC which change each semester which include and are not limited to:
Sports, Drama, Art, Music, Chess, Karate, Dance, Baking, Computers, Construction Kids...

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Where do Barkai students go for their High School years?

 

A successful Barkai graduate acquires a strong sense of Jewish identity, excellence and proficiency in Judaic & General studies, a complete understanding of the world G-d created and a love for learning.

 

Barkai students have been accepted to the following schools and programs:

Chafetz Chaim

Derech Hatorah

DRS

Flatbush

Heschel

Ilan

Magen David

North Shore

Prosepect Yeshivah

Ramaz

Shaare Torah

SKA

YDE

 

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Does Barkai plan on opening a High School?

We anticipate opening a high school to further develop our unique educational philosophy. We are currently working on a plan to open one in the near future.

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