We aim to provide a high-standard of education, to ensure all pupils can achieve their full potential and prepare our graduates to become global citizens, who are proud of their Jewish heritage. Additionally, we limit our class sizes to 25 pupils, so that students get the attention they need and deserve.
The school is, dedicated to the comprehensive development of our young adults preparing them to become global citizens and contributing members of society.
To provide a comprehensive education to each pupil, Herzlia High School offers a plethora of opportunities, beyond the walls of the classroom, such as:
- The school is underpinned by a recognition of the centrality of Israel as the natural home of the Jewish people.
- Spiritual opportunities: the Judaica Society organizes talks and activities; we celebrate and commemorate all Jewish holy days; the JIPSY department is dedicated to organizing informal Jewish education.
- An award-winning and innovative vocational programme, for pupils who choose an alternative education stream, other than the conventional matric.
- The school’s mentoring system ensures that each pupil is part of a small group and is coached and nurtured holistically during their time at the High School.
- All the regular sporting codes (cricket, netball, rugby, chess, soccer, basketball, squash, golf, tennis, swimming, water polo).
- Alternative sporting disciplines (surfing, Pilates, cycling).
- Cultural activities (debating, school plays, music ensemble, vocal ensemble).
- A wide variety of outreach programmes (Interact, United Africa Society, Tutor Outreach Programme, Feedback, a branch of the Treatment Action Campaign, and The Environmental Association).
- Several clubs and societies: Film Club; Science Club; Zionist society; Music Club (AMP); Pupils’ Animal Welfare Society, Photography Club.
- The Student Herald, an internal publication created by and for our pupils.
However, academic achievement alone is not enough to guarantee success in life. We see it as our responsibility to help our pupils develop a keen sense of their Jewish identity, self-discipline and a sense of responsibility – to themselves as well as to their families and to the Jewish and the wider community.
There is no limit to what pupils can achieve in this safe and nurturing environment.