April 22, 2013 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #609118
We had a terrible experience at a certain Yeshiva. Looking to switch. Need advice please.April 22, 2013 5:55 pm at 5:55 pm #948154rationalfrummieMember
Beis yaakov of Flatbush, yeshiva of Brooklyn for girls.
But you really have to be more specific. Are you looking for chassidish, yeshivish, or more modern? There are so many schools in Brooklyn you have the luxury to pick and choose.April 22, 2013 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #948155dafyomi2711Member
i send all my girls to B.Y.A im very satisfied with the school they have a great staff and is very dedicated to torah and mitzvos!April 22, 2013 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #948156Luna LovegoodParticipant
What type of yeshiva are you looking for? What is the best for one person might not be the best for another. Go to the schools and spend a day roaming around and speaking to students and teachers. It will help you get a feel for the type of school and help determine if it is the best school for you.April 22, 2013 6:32 pm at 6:32 pm #948157
What are you looking for? Lev Bais Yaakov is great for less academic girls.
You need to post more details.April 22, 2013 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #948158
I’m looking for something that doesn’t exist. Frum, but at the same time, open minded and non judge-mental. Somewhere where the kids aren’t snobby, where my girls will learn midos and chesed and learn about all the other aspects of Judaism instead of only learning about tsinus. Where they will have a good taste in their mouth and want to learn more and do more. A yeshiva that goes by the mantra, “Darcheyha, darchey noam,” where they paint Judaism in a positive light.April 22, 2013 7:45 pm at 7:45 pm #948159
Also, I forgot to mention, a school that doesn’t spy on the students and their families.April 23, 2013 2:27 am at 2:27 am #948160ursketchingMember
don;t know if that existsApril 23, 2013 2:32 am at 2:32 am #948161VogueMember
We should create one like that.April 23, 2013 2:48 am at 2:48 am #948162gartelParticipant
What about Prospect Park Yeshiva. More open minded than most yeshivos. The hs principals seem to really understand the kids.April 23, 2013 3:17 am at 3:17 am #948163
If you’ve already decided it doesn’t exist, why look for it?
Every school, like every child, has positive aspects and flaws. It’s a matter of what you can live with and what the child needs.
Prospect Park is an excellent school.April 23, 2013 4:40 am at 4:40 am #948164
Don’t take this the wrong way but any frum school has standards and they make sure the kids and their families meet those standards. Yes you can go with an extremely modern school that lets everything but what kind of Torah education and yiddishkiet will your child end up with?
I don’t know what your family does that the school found disagreeable however it is worthwhile to make sacrifices and even act frummer than you are if necessary so that your child won’t suffer the consequences.
When I was a kid my parents threw out their TV. Trust me they sacrificed big time because they liked watching tv and it was a serious change but they realized that the types of yeshivos they were sending myself and my siblings to were anti tv and they wanted us to grow up without a tv so they got rid of it even though they had both grown up with a tv and weren’t personally on the level of not watching tv anymore. So my advice to you is that if you or your husband will have to make certain sacrifices even if you aren’t feeling like you are holding by it still do it for the sake of your children so they don’t lose out.April 23, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am #948165TheGoqParticipant
When did we start calling girl schools yeshiva?April 23, 2013 11:24 am at 11:24 am #948166
Gan Yisroel and Bais Brocha. Both stress midos and learn in a style which caters to each individual needs.April 23, 2013 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #948167
Mochelli: I wonder if you are a troll.
Ms Critique: Both are excellent for people coming from Chassidish homes, but people not from the Chassidish community will feel less comfortable.
Gan Yisrael’s elementary school gives the children a lot of freedom to express themselves, and is less structured than other schools. Some children suffer from this, but others thrive from the lack of pressure. I personally would not send a child there without thoroughly checking that I was comfortable with the way the classroom was run.
Bais Bracha is a good heimish school, which is slightly more academic than other chassidish schools. It has a solid reputation.
Bais Yaakov of Boro Park elementary school is a wonderful school and the best one in Brooklyn in my opinion. They are the only school with a guidance counselor, a nurse, social workers, and staffed resource room. It is the biggest frum elementary school in Brooklyn and many people send at least one of their children there, if they are having difficulty in another school, since they have more resources. The principals are very involved and it is easy to get the help you need. They are also slightly more open minded than other Brooklyn schools.April 23, 2013 2:22 pm at 2:22 pm #948168
How do you go about checking how classrooms are run?April 25, 2013 12:53 am at 12:53 am #948169DUNOMember
PROSPECT PARK YESHIVA-is prob. the BEST skewl in bklyn, if i may say, nice ppl, more open minded learning wise and all around, and waaaaaayyyy less dictacting than most other bklyn skewl, you should really try it. Good Luck!April 25, 2013 1:09 am at 1:09 am #948170
They wouldn’t let me in. How dare they!April 25, 2013 3:41 am at 3:41 am #948171
WIY: Go visit, speak to parents, speak to kids.April 25, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am #948172abcd2Participant
torah613-A)The way you worded your comment is very condescending.If my kid wasn’t someplace already I would actually send to Lev(my brother and some of my best friends kids send there)all nice people with smart kids that send to lev bais Yakov. Its Lashon Hara if the only comment you can say about a school is that it is good for non academically inclined kids. B)I will say though due to their old method(Montessori leaning) some people had the impression that maybe the school wasn’t challenging enough.Four years ago they completely revamped their curriculum.
Even if YOU feel your above statement to be true. To make such a statement would still be wrong, condescending,and lashon Hara as you have no real basis for this assertion.April 25, 2013 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm #948173reader55Member
I recently graduated from Prospect, and it definitely sound like you should look into it. The principles and teachers are wonderful, and instill in you Yashrus from day one. They don’t spy on you-they ask you to sign a contract at the beginning of the year that you are going to follow their rules, and they’d rather you note on it which rules you will not be following before signing, so that you are no lying. Then they trust you. Students feel comfortable asking teachers about anything and not have to worry about being judged (and I mean anything), and the teachers will answer! This is uncommon for girls high schools-my friends used to ask me their questions their teachers wouldn’t answer or they were afraid to ask, and I would ask my teachers.April 25, 2013 2:38 pm at 2:38 pm #948174cherrybimParticipant
Speaking of Prospect Park, their nursery is an excellent division of the school. The staff is mature, experienced, certified early childhood educators. They are caring and warm. The director is very personable and approachable. The fees for the Prospect Park Nursery seem much more reasonable than others. The nursery also operates a first rate summer camp for younger children with the same qualities as the year round operation.April 25, 2013 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #948175
abcd2: You’re right. I’m sorry. Honestly the girls I know in Lev are very smart. But they are very well-rounded type of smart, not necessarily academic, and that’s why they went to Lev. But you’re right and I apologize for my above comment.
Lev Bais Yaakov is a very nice school with great people and very warm faculty and administration.
They have much more extracurricular options than other schools. For example, in 9th grade, there’s guitar, art, and music. Hashkafa is also an important part of the curriculum. It is less memorization based than other schools. That’s what I meant by less academic. But plenty of smart girls go there.
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