On Sunday morning, October 22, SAR High School held its annual Open House recruitment event for prospective ninth grade students and their parents. A record crowd of over 750 students and their parents visited the campus for an introduction to the SAR High School experience. The two-part program was designed to give attendees a taste of the unique SAR experience. Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, principal, opened the program by articulating the educational goals and values that make SAR a truly unique, mission-driven Modern Orthodox high school. Potential students and families then heard from Zevi Siegal, a member of SAR High School’s Class of 2018, who shared his thoughts on SAR and the house that students and staff build together. The program continued with our school video (“SAR High School- Not Just Words”) followed by welcome remarks and an explanation of the admission process by Nancy Lerea, associate principal and director of admissions.
The second part of the program gave students and families the opportunity to attend teacher presentations and student panels. This allowed prospective students and parents to experience firsthand the creative talents of our faculty and to ask questions of current SAR students. Lastly, attendees convened in the gymnasium for refreshments and “a taste of SAR,” a bazaar of co-curricular, academic and chesed opportunities available to students at SAR High School. Some of the groups represented included Torah Bowl, College Bowl, Model UN, Israel Activism, Health & Medical Awareness, Investment Club, Global Affairs, Cookies for a Cause, math and science activities, and media and sports clubs.
The morning’s program was a huge success and the school looks forward to a busy admissions season ahead! To apply please visit www.sarhighschool.org/hsapplication. For a listing of neighborhood parlor meetings please visit www.sarhighschool.org/hsparlormeeting. Please email Gila Kolb, registrar and associate director of admissions with any admissions related questions.