General Studies requirements
The school’s educational program was developed from the philosophy and objectives of the school. The following explains how the philosophies and objectives of the school have been used to formulate specific areas of study.
Bnos Rabbeinu Girls High School requires that students complete a minimum of 20 units of credit in general studies to graduate from high school. Students are expected to take the following courses:
- Language Arts
- Computer Software
- Physical Education/Health
- Consumer Educationv
- Community Service
Language Arts Program
The student will develop and define her communication skills, both written and oral so that she will be equipped to function as a contributing member of the American society at large and the Jewish community specifically. She will learn to express ideas, think critically and find creative solutions to contemporary problems through the skills that she has been taught in the study of the English language and literature.
The student will develop an increased appreciation for the logic and beauty of mathematics. She will become more comfortable with mathematical concepts and ideas and be able to apply them to everyday situations. She will develop strong logical reasoning skills.
Through the study of the sciences, the student will recognize and appreciate the greatness of G-d as the Creator of the world. She will develop a healthy curiosity about the world and a desire to learn more about it. She will be interested in conservation of the environment.
The school provides instruction in American patriotism, the principles of representative government, as enunciated in the American Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States of America and the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and the proper use and display of the American flag, and shall require pupils to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily. No student shall receive a certificate of graduation without passing an examination on these subjects. This study will enhance the student’s appreciation for the United States as the true ‘country of kindness.
Every day there is an electives class for the girls to have healthy opportunities to express themselves in a variety of ways, including but not limited to:
- Tae Kwon Do
- Wig Styling
Foreign Language Program
Through the study of the Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic, the student will better understand the classic texts of Torah, Jewish law and philosophy and the major Medieval Commentaries. The study of the Yiddish language will help the student learn the religious texts written in the Yiddish language. The knowledge of Aramaic allows the student to delve into the various Torah commentators and Talmudic study.
The school is fully accredited by the Illinois State Board of Education and the Federal Department of Homeland Security.