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Alternative high schools and education

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Birchas Shmuel- Yeshiva Birchas Shmuel is one of the private, all-boys, Jewish alternative high schools in Brooklyn, NY. It has 100 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Birchas Shmuel Website
Phone: (917) 903-2951

Bnos Chomesh Academy– Provides students with a safe space to excel academically, thrive emotionally and open their minds and hearts to appreciate a Torah way of life. Personalized education, NYS Board of Regents, Judaic and Secular studies curriculum and daily electives.
Bnos Chomesh Website
Phone: (718) 708-7078

Bnot Chaya Academy- Using a strong foundation of unconditional love and acceptance, combined with a structured educational program, our girls learn critical life skills, develop healthy relationships and graduate with a New York State High School Regents diploma.          
Bnot Chaya Academy Website
Phone: (718) 375-7506 

Maayan Academy- The Maayan Academy mission is to help girls who have not succeeded in the mainstream school system and the frum community to prepare for life and its challenges by combining unconditional love, acceptance and healthy boundaries through therapeutic, academic and spiritual support.
Maayan Academy Website

Ohr Naava- Ohr Naava Women’s Torah Center has grown from a humble weekly study group to a world-renowned, nightly fount of inspiration. Under the vibrant leadership of Rabbi Zechariah Wallerstein, a dynamic pacesetter in Jewish women’s education. Rabbi Wallerstein’s program features round-the-clock Torah classes, entertaining activities, exciting social events, and engaging workshops from a stellar staff of educators.
Ohr Naava Website
Phone: 718.647.6228

Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok-Multiple programs and divisions are constantly created to provide these boys and girls, ages ten to young adults, the unconditional love, support, and education they need to confidently embrace a life of Torah and mitzvos.
Yeshiva Ohr Yitzchok Website
Phone: (718) 258-7007

Shaarei Arazim- Shaarei Arazim is dedicated to providing individual growth by giving guidance to every student, recognizing each individual’s unique potential that, when properly tapped, will help him grow into a well-adjusted adult who will be productive member of society and Klal Yisroel.
Shaarei Arazim Website
Phone: 845.426.6401 

Shalva High School- A school with a positive educational experience that focuses on developing life skills and enables students to move forward into healthy adulthood. Offers a structured educational curriculum combined with fun extracurricular activities.
Phone: (732) 994-4462

Yeshiva Tiferet Shmuel
Phone (718)-494-7477

Waterbury Yeshiva- Waterbury Yeshiva High School use educational approaches such as: inclusion; helping students tap into and discover their unique potential (previously not sensed by themselves or those around them); and ingraining self-confidence in every single student, the high school has succeeded in taking students who were not successful in other school environments and turning them into tomorrow’s leaders. 
Waterbury Yeshiva Website
Phone: 203-756-1800

We understand that finding the right organization can be difficult and it is our goal to provide guidance, support, and direction when faced with challenging situations. That is why, in addition to alternative high schools and education, our compilation of resources also includes drop in centers, education assistance, parental guidance and support, and more.