YULA Girls High School

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School Snapshot

Founded 1979

Type of School
A non-profit independent Orthodox Jewish yeshiva high school for girls, grades 9-12.

Academic: To prepare young Jewish women for entry into the highest quality religious seminaries and colleges.

Philosophy: To develop a love and appreciation of G-d, Torah, the Jewish people, and the Land of Israel; to demonstrate the synergistic relationships between Science and Torah, professional success and ethical behavior, modern civilization and Jewish values.

Approximately 200 girls

48 Full and part time faculty

  • 17 Masters
  • 6 Rabbinic degrees

Western Association of Schools and Colleges - full accreditation through 2018. Reaccreditation awarded in November 2011.

The girls attend school from 7:45 AM until 4:20 PM (M-Th) and Friday until 12:45. Classes meet for blocks of either 70 or 50 minutes, rotated through an 8 day cycle.


Activities (partial list):

  • Literary/Creative Arts Journal
  • Sports
  • National Model United Nations Conference
  • Drama Production
  • Musical Production
  • THE PANTHER (School Newspaper)
  • Mock Trial
  • Yearbook
  • Student Council
  • Community Social Action Programs
  • Fundraising/Charity Drives
  • Speech and Debate Club
  • Israel Advocacy



Students carry a full load of secular and Judaic course work.
General Studies

English 9 Genre Study/Intro to Literature Criticism 
English 10 British Literature 
English 11 American Literature
11 AP Language and Composition
English 12 The Reader/Writer and Shakespeare
AP Literature and Composition
Creative Writing Elective 

Hebrew 9-12; Honors 9-12
Spanish Elective
Arabic Elective 

Algebra I 
Geometry (Regular & Honors)
Informal Geometry
Algebra II (Regular & Honors)
Intermediate Algebra 
Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (Regular & Honors)
Applied Mathematics 
AP Calculus AB

Biology (Regular & Honors)
Chemistry (Regular & Honors)
Anatomy & Physiology 
AP Biology
AP Chemistry 
Scientific Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering 
Scientific Methods 

Social Studies
Global History & Geography 
Modern European History 
AP Modern European History  
AP Classical Jewish History I
U.S. History 
AP U.S. History
U.S. Government 
AP U.S Gov
AP Medieval Jewish History II

Fine Arts
Introduction to Fine Arts
Ceramics and Sculpture 
Advanced Fine Arts and Portfolio  

Physical Education (2 years required)

Judaic Studies

Chumash 9-12
Dinim/Halacha 9-12
Prophets/Scriptures 9 - 12
Jewish Philosophy 9 - 11
Intro to Torah Sh’Baal Peh 9 - 12
Beit Medrash Program


Cross Country

Junior Varsity



College Placement

One hundred percent of all YULA Girls High School graduates go on to higher education.  Typically, ninety percent of all YULA graduates enter a four year college or university; ten percent enter a local community college. For a list of seminaries, please check under Israel guidance. 

YULA graduates have enrolled in or been offered admission to the following colleges or universities:

Bar-Ilan University
Boston University
Brandeis University
Cal State University Northridge
Carnegie Mellon
Case Western University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Cooper Union
Drew University
Drexel University
Duke University
Emory University
Eugene Lang – The New School
The George Washington University
Harvard University
Hofstra University
Johns Hopkins University
Los Angeles Valley College
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
New York University
Northwestern University
Princeton University
Rutgers University
Santa Monica college

Stanford University
Touro College
Tufts University
Tulate University
Vanderbilt University
U.C. Davis
U.C. Berkeley
U.C. Los Angeles
U.C. Irvine
U.C. San Diego
U.C. Santa Barbara
U.C. Santa Cruz
University of Baltimore
University of Chicago
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Hartford
University of Maryland
University of Miami
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
University of Washington
Washington University in St. Louis
Yale University
Yeshiva University