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Core Values

General Studies

Fluency in general studies across disciplines is an essential component of a true ben/bat Torah. A Barkai Yeshivah student is taught that to know the world is to know God. General studies including reading, writing, math, science, history, technology, and the arts are all critical to developing our students into integrated and productive members of society.

Students learn about the world around them from multiple perspectives and across disciplines emerging with world-view that is nuanced and complex and encourages them to think analytically and creatively. Students are taught through guided experimentation and exploration of materials in order to develop a functional understanding of concepts, their implications, and applications. Students are afforded meaningful opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations and engage in interactive experiences, both within and outside the school, that bring learning to life.

Our curricula pair rich content with creative expression, placing an emphasis on critical thinking, problem solving, and cooperative group learning. Teachers actively engage students in relevant and challenging experiences to gradually build breadth and depth of knowledge in each subject area. Teachers identify and develop in students the skills needed to engage and succeed in today’s world with students emerging from their Barkai Yeshivah experience as confident, knowledgeable, and independent learners, well prepared for the next stage of their education.

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