This past Sunday, the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys was filled to capacity at the school’s annual open house. DRS hosted over 160 prospective students and their parents. The open house, which takes place in DRS’s beautiful state-of-the-art building, provides its attendees with an informative, exciting, and enjoyable program that allows those interested in the school to get a real sense of what DRS is all about.
Upon entering the building, every attendee was warmly greeted by DRS Menahel Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky, faculty members, and current DRS students. The program moved to DRS’s spacious beitmidrash, where Rabbi Kaminetsky and DRS general studies principal Dr. Gerald Kirshenbaum addressed the audience, enlightening them about DRS’s strong curriculum in limudeikodesh and limudeichol. Rabbi Kaminetsky stressed that the hallmark of the school is the “personal care, warmth, and attention provided for each individual student.” More importantly, DRS prides itself on the achdut among classmates, who come to DRS from 16 elementary schools in several neighborhoods, including places in Queens, Brooklyn, West Hempstead, and Great Neck.
Following Rabbi Kaminetsky’s remarks, students and parents headed to the extracurricular student fair in DRS’s gymnasium, where they received a taste of all the extracurricular programs that DRS has to offer, including a presentation from the cooking and karate clubs, College Bowl competition, sports teams, shabbatonim and trips, and much more. At the same time, parents got a chance to hear from DRS faculty members in the science, math, English, and social studies departments regarding the range of courses offered at DRS. DRS boasts a large curriculum, including over 15 AP courses and the opportunity to be involved in several research opportunities in science and social studies. DRS associate principal Rabbi Elly Storch informed the parents of the school’s broad limudeikodesh curriculum, which includes Gemara, Mussar, Chumash, halachah, Navi, Jewish history, and machshavah studies. Parents also got a chance to ask questions to a panel of five DRS students in order to get their view of how incredible DRS is. DRS thanks all those who came to visit the open house and looks forward to meeting them again in the future!