Despite the icy weather, over 120 eighth-graders from several metropolitan elementary schools spent Tuesday, February 3, at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls and got a glimpse of what their high-school experience in the school would be like. SKA student ambassadors welcomed girls from HALB, Shulamith, YCQ, Bnos Malka, HANC, and other schools and presented some of the highlights SKA has to offer, together with the conviviality and energy it projects.
“Feel the warmth, feel the quality of our teachers, feel the extent of choices available to you at SKA,” urged Mrs. Helen Spirn, SKA’s head of school, in her welcoming address. “Feel our love of Israel and feel what a growth-oriented school we are.” Ms. Raizi Chechik, principal of grades 9-10, personally greeted all the girls she had met during the interview process and explained the day’s schedule. Mrs. Dena Kobre, assistant principal, and Mrs. Arielle Parkoff, admissions liaison, also welcomed the visitors as they were divided into groups for the day’s events.
Can you see yourself at SKA? The eighth-graders had the opportunity to spend time at SKA attending Tanach, science, math, engineering, art, sign-language, and graphic-design classes. During lunch, student panelists from different grades and varying elementary schools answered questions about SKA and discussed their own high-school observations. The visitors were able to experience the creative and unique programming SKA has to offer while also meeting girls applying from other schools. The hallways thronged with current and hopeful students making their way to various classrooms.
SKA looks forward to welcoming the Class of 2019.