Welcome to Heschel High School!
I hope your visit to our website will give you a taste of the intellectual and creative energy that fuels the vision and daily life of our High School. We are an academically rigorous, innovative, diverse, and pluralistic community. We empower students to pursue their passions with focus, deepen their intellectual interests and abilities, and develop a lifelong commitment to leading a Jewish life of integrity and purpose. In the words of our namesake, Abraham Joshua Heschel, we are a community where “intellectual efforts are stirred by a blazing passion.”
Our commitment to pluralism anchors our educational philosophy and classroom pedagogy. Guided by our talented and dedicated faculty, students develop the deep analytical and expressive skills they need to master sources and formulate their own informed positions on a wide range of complex and foundational contemporary challenges and questions. Further, students develop the intellectual capacity and curiosity to listen to the ideas and challenges of classmates and then openly and honestly reassess their own positions.
Our students assume leadership positions in their classes and through a rich variety of co-curricular activities including sports teams, a wide array of clubs, social justice causes, and art experiences. Our classrooms extend well beyond our building into the diverse neighborhoods of New York City and beyond. We are proud to graduate students rooted in Judaism in a multiplicity of ways and confident in their abilities to engage deeply with difference and make lasting contributions towards bettering our community and the world.
Your four years at Heschel High School will shape, stretch, challenge and inspire you. Join us to discover who you can become!
I look forward to meeting with you.
High School Head