FAQs

WILL SCY High GRADUATES BE WELL PREPARED FOR THE BEST UNIVERSITIES?

Yes, the literature shows that graduates of pioneer high schools are especially appealing to Universities. Lee Stetson, Dean of Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania, has said, “Jewish Day Schools are sending us some of the strongest students we get in the United States. We are very impressed with their performance. They come extremely well-qualified and with excellent credentials.” Students from Jewish high schools are accustomed to the rigors of a dual curriculum, they have more opportunities to distinguish themselves than if they had attended a large high school, and their Jewish high school experience appeals to the diversity that is sought by college admissions. Southern California Yeshiva High School (SCY High) students have been accepted at such fine universities as UCLA, New York University (NYU), Emory University, Boston University and University of Texas.

IS SCY High ACCREDITED?

Yes. Southern California Yeshiva High School (SCY High) has successfully received Full Accreditation, having been approved by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC is one of six regional associations that accredit public and private schools, colleges, and universities in the United States. In addition, SCY High has received University of California approval for all 33 courses submitted.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A SMALL SCHOOL?

Research indicates that student achievement increases with small class size and a large faculty to student ratio. Students are more active and participatory in the classroom, and student issues are more rapidly resolved. In a small school, no boy slips through the cracks. The staff and faculty know each student. Each student is an essential contributor to the school community and each boy’s special interests and talents are identified and supported.

In addition, at a small school there are more opportunities for involvement both in leadership roles within the school and in sports and extracurricular activities. This may explain why a study of Jewish college students shows that graduates of small high schools are more likely to take leadership roles at their colleges and less likely to succumb to negative peer influences.

TUITION AND FINANCIAL AID

Tuition for the academic year 2012-2013 is $18,500. This does not include books, sports or extracurricular activities. Our tuition collection is administered through FACTS and may be paid in full in July (3% discount) or in 10 monthly installments (July through April) by credit card, direct debit or check.

SCY High does offer need-based financial aid. We make every effort to provide sufficient financial aid so that every boy we accept can enroll.

SPORTS

Southern California Yeshiva High School (SCY High) is part of CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) which is the governing body for high school sports in California. We offer four league sports each school year and students are required to participate in at least one of these sports. Currently we offer Cross Country, Soccer, Basketball and Tennis. Our cross country team was league champion in 2007 and our basketball team has made the playoffs in 2008 and 2010. The 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 basketball teams were selected to compete in the Red Sarachek Tournament at Yeshiva University.