startup partner schools
We are proud to partner with two startup Jewish day schools, Yeshivat He’Atid and WTA to aggressively embrace educational innovation and affordability. These new schools have the ability to change the status quo of current Yeshiva day school practices. We encourage you to explore each one of our startup partner schools by clicking on the links below.
Yeshivat He’Atid, AJE’s first school, launched in September, 2012 in Bergenfield, NJ (Bergen County). He’Atid is a Modern Orthodox day school dedicated to utilizing a blend of instructional styles to provide high-quality, differentiated instruction. He’Atid currently has 170 children enrolled in pre-K through 2nd grade, and strives to educate its students to be active learners, analytical thinkers, and problem solvers. The school plans to continue adding one grade per year through 8th grade. Tuition for He’Atid ranges from $7,990-$8,990 (as opposed to $14,000-$18,000 in other area day schools) including all fees. Financial aid is available based on need.
Yeshivat He’Atid’s mission is to “educate students to become active learners, analytical and independent thinkers, and problem solvers. PBL, Project Based Learning (“chavruta style”), is inherent in Yeshivat He’Atid’s model and will foster true friendships and opportunities to learn from one another.” We believe that Yeshivat He’Atid will serve as a model for innovative and sustainable 21st century Jewish education.
Yeshivat He’Atid is led by its Head of School, Rabbi Netanel Gralla. Rabbi Gralla earned his Masters degree in Administration & Leadership of Educational Institutions, with a specialization in curriculum design from AI University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Yeshiva University where he studied Speech and Business Administration; and graduated Yeshiva University’s RIETS Kollel. Previously, Rabbi Gralla served as the Director of Special Services at Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School for Boys (DRS); a Rebbe at Yeshiva University High School for Boys; and as Head Counselor at Camp Kaylie.
Westchester Torah Academy
Westchester Torah Academy (WTA) is a Modern Orthodox yeshiva day school set to open in September, 2013 in New Rochelle, NY (Westchester County). WTA aspires to nurture the minds and souls of each student through a 21st century dynamic in a fun and warm learning environment. At its very first open house in November, WTA hosted close to 200 parents and received over 80 applications for admission. WTA has already filled its pre-K class and is still recruiting for 1st & 2nd grade and a second Kindergarten class. The school plans to continue adding one grade per year through 8th grade. Tuition for WTA ranges from $8,750-$9,750 (as opposed to $14,000-$22,000 in other area day schools) including all fees. Financial aid is available based on need.
WTA is led by its Head of School, Rabbi Rami Strosberg. Rabbi Strosberg received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Yeshiva University; Semikha from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS); and completed his Masters Degree in Jewish Education at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. Rabbi Strosberg is the outgoing Head of School at the Hebrew Academy of the Capital District (Albany), where he has been for the past 6 years. Before moving back to his hometown of Albany, Rabbi Strosberg taught numerous classes at the Ramaz Lower and Middle Schools including Music, Halakha, and Talmud. In addition to his career in education, Rabbi Strosberg has enjoyed performing with Shlock Rock and other musical groups.