English High School in Israel



One of the most beneficial outcomes of high school curriculum taught in English is that it can prevent students from feeling unaccomplished or incompetent.



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  • Jerusalem American International School (k-12)
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  • Kol Hadassah
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  • Yerushalayim Torah Academy for Boys
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    The goal of YTA is to ensure a successful absorption for new immigrants in high school by focusing on each individual student's needs. The school provide a warm, caring environment which prepares English speaking girls for life in Israel. While there a...


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High school in Hebrew



Attending an Israeli school can be highly beneficial both socially and academically. An immigrant's successful integration is dependent on his/her ability to understand the cultural norms. Communicating with their peers, reading newspaper and magazine articles, listening to Israeli music, playing sports and participating in extra-curricular activities, and learning how to navigate their way through the country are all ways in which an Oleh teen can gain confidence.

A rite of passage for the majority of high school student in Israel is taking Bagrut (matriculation) exams. Parents who are considering sending their child to a school that does not offer the Bagrut exams need to keep in mind the long-term ramifications on the teen’s sense of self in Israeli society.
Keep in mind that Misrad Hachinuch offers Olim special accommodations for these exams.


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Bagrut (matriculation) exams



Children who made Aliyah (immigrated to Israel) are classified in two groups:



This status determines their rights and will hold true for ten years. Namely, if your child arrives in 3rd grade or thereafter, he or she will be provided with special accommodations for the duration of his or her primary and secondary education.

In order to receive the special test booklets and Oleh accommodations, you will need to get approval from the school's guidance counselor. There are three caveats to the provision of Oleh Bagrut leniencies: one applying to budgets, one applying to minimum requirement of students in school requesting the accommodations, and one applying to the availability of staff to administer the accommodations. These caveats basically give the Misrad HaChinuch the ability to rescind the leniencies


To determine the eligibility of your child, you will need to be proactive with your child's homeroom teacher (mechanech/et) and school's guidance counselor.

Translated exams are only available in the “summer” testing period (i.e. the second semester of the year when the majority of the exams are offered).


Subject Oleh Vatik (Veteran Oleh: came before the age of 15 or before 10th grade) Oleh Chadash (New Oleh: came at age 15 or in 10th grade)

Tanach, Literature, History, and Civics (mandatory)

If you answer in Hebrew:

If you answer in English:
Note: Students can answer in English only for the first four years.

Students who make Aliyah in 11th or 12th grade can be tested orally.

Tanach (mandatory)

Can use English translated Tanach

Can use English translated Tanach

Math (mandatory)

Regular exam with no additional points. Questionnaire can be read aloud to the student by an examiner.

If you answer in Hebrew:

If you answer in English:
Note: Students can answer in English only for the first four years.

Questionnaire can be read aloud to the student by an examiner.

Optional subjects that are heavily based on reading comprehension skills

Regular exam plus 10 points

Only answer in Hebrew:
Regular exam plus 15 points
Translated exam plus 10 points
Oral exam with no additional points

Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Electronics (optional)

Answer in Hebrew:

Answer in English:
Note: Students can answer in English only for the first four years.

Test can be read to student orally

All subjects



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High school programs



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