Bnos Yaakov offers girls a stimulating and enriched General Studies education with an emphasis on thinking, writing, reading, science and technological skills. To encourage enthusiasm in learning in our students, Bnos Yaakov believes in a variety of learning methods, such as dynamic lecture Q & A, cooperative learning, small and large group work and interdisciplinary learning. All students are encouraged to make connections from their academic subjects to real life. Towards this end, every semester, students take one comprehensive exam and complete one real world project to complete their subject requirements.
Bnos Yaakov believes in developing multiple intelligences in our students; everyone is given an opportunity to shine in at least one area. Girls are encouraged to develop their spatial, kinesthetic, musical, linguistic, artistic, mathematical, inter/intra personal and leadership skills. Throughout the day, left brain dominant subjects such as math, science, computers, grammar and organizational skills, are developed alongside right brain subjects such as writing, music, gym, art, computer graphic arts, communication skills and emotional intelligence.
Bnos Yaakov is devoted to developing their students’ E.Q.(emotional intelligence). Perfect grades and high IQ are not always a barometer of success in real life. Girls with high E.Q., who are confident, easy communicators, excellent negotiators and sensitive to others often meet with success in and out of school. Towards this end, students are taught and encouraged to develop their E.Q. as well as their I.Q. throughout their four years in high school.
To create a well balanced student, Bnos Yaakov believes, students should learn rigorously and creatively. This serves to develop articulate students who become critical thinkers and problem solvers, a necessary component in navigating today’s world.