Shalhevet is proud to offer a wide array of co-curricular programs to further enrich our educational program. Students are encouraged to participate in the various student-centered and student-led programs as a part of their high school experience. We appreciate the commitment required to carry the additional burdens outside of their curricular obligations and strive to support their endeavors outside of the classroom. Students must understand that the additional obligations incurred through participation in these co-curricular programs must not be prioritized above their primary curricular obligations.
Clubs and Committees
The goal of student clubs and committees is to involve students more directly of service and leadership. Some of the programs currently available include: American Israeli Political Action Committee (AIPAC), The Chesed Society, PATH (People Assisting The Homeless), Literary Arts Journal, Student Ambassador program, and Yearbook. Students are encouraged to create new opportunities if there is not a current group that supports their area of interest. The student-initiated clubs currently meeting include Fashion, Film, Finance, Photography and Politics.
Shalhevet’s Physical Education and Athletics Department encourages students to participate in a variety of sports and fitness activities, while placing special emphasis on the values of sportsmanship and teamwork. We have boys’ flag football, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, track and tennis and girls’ volleyball, flag football, tennis, basketball, golf and track.
The Boiling Point
Our award-winning newspaper, The Boiling Point, offers budding writers, artists, graphic designers, and photographers the opportunity to be a part of real newspaper. Visit www.shalhevetboilingpoint.com to see our students’ amazing work for yourself.
Music and Choir
Shalhevet’s music curriculum cultivates an appreciation for a wide variety of musical styles and traditions. Our Choir students’ musical talents are showcased in spirited performances of both Jewish and secular songs.
Shalhevet students are outstanding debaters, participating and winning awards in such esteemed debate events as Princeton Model Congress, the University of Pennsylvania Model Congress and Yeshiva University’s Model UN.
At the school’s Wildfire Theater, months of rigorous preparation and rehearsals blossom into incredible productions. In plays that range from the intensely dramatic to the whimsical and lighthearted, students work with peers of all grades on projects where camaraderie is as important as commitment and discipline.
Shalhevet’s visual arts curriculum nurtures students’ creative energy in projects that explore a variety of media. The Art Studio is a favorite gathering place for all students – from the serious teen artist pursuing an AP level visual arts education, to those who simply enjoy the laid-back learning atmosphere in which to give free rein to their creativity.
Beit Midrash Chabura (BMC)
Our exciting Beit Midrash Chabura, creates more opportunities for students to spend time learning Torah in an optional, low-stakes, high-level, intimate, yeshiva-style environment.
BMC has 2 tracks. The Gemara Track, or "Night Seder," meets twice a week for an hour after school in our Beit Midrash. The track is centered around chavruta learning; students will come in with, or be paired with, a chavruta with which to dive into new, engaging Gemara along with in-depth commentaries. Chavruta learning and "shiur" are woven together throughout to create a dynamic, active, student-centered learning environment (like learning together with a "sho'el u'meishiv," one who is there to guide and answer questions). We learn a mesechta that introduces students to new realms of Torah and halakhah.
The Tanakh Track operates on an individual, yomi (daily) model. Each day, participants learn, on their own, one perek of Tanakh (which can take as little as 5 minutes, depending on how deeply the student wishes to learn). A platform is provided in which students can share questions, thoughts, and insights with each other as they learn a given chapter. Throughout the week, guided questions are posted to help focus students as they learn each chapter, and, once a week, there is a shiur to synthesize all that we've learned throughout the week and to dive more deeply into a given topic or theme. The goal of the Tanakh track is both to bridge bekiut and iyun - learning for breadth and depth, as well as creating consistency in the students' engagement with and excitement for Torah. In just one year, we can finish multiple books of Tanakh!