Award Year: 2015

Rambam Mesivta

15 Frost Lane
Lawrence, NY, 11559-1808

(516) 371-5824

Rabbi Zev M Friedman, Principal at time of Nomination

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Rambam Mesivta promotes academic excellence both in Jewish and secular studies, personal character development, leadership, social and political activism, sensitivity to others, and community service.

Student Demographics
  • White: 100%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Rambam students engaged in independent study of Talmudic text

Rambam students engaged in independent study of Talmudic text

For over 20 years, Rambam has prided itself in offering its students a challenging and motivating program of academic excellence while instilling in its students values of integrity and personal responsibility.

Rambam has merited the reputation of producing graduates who demonstrate traditional religious values, academic excellence and a commitment to the community at large. Rambam expects a lot from its students. This educational philosophy recognizes that students take great pride in achieving their personal best. Studentsí scores on all types of standardized testing, SATís APís, and NYS Regents far exceed national and state averages. Constant communication with students and parents via email and the use of NetClassroom, which reminds students about their assignments and test schedule, promotes academic excellence.

By design, Rambam is a small school. Admitting only 40 students a year allows Rambam to create programs which best suit the particular strengths and challenges of each student. Attracting students from diverse neighborhoods, backgrounds, and socioeconomic strata, promotes tolerance and acceptance of others. Constantly instilling values such as honesty, respect, consistency and dedication has heightened the importance of these values and helped imbue them in our student population.

One of the challenges facing parochial schools is bridging the gap between the religious teachings and the prevailing standards and conduct of contemporary society. Rambam encourages students to ask questions and express their opinions. Through open dialogue and reference to the Pentateuch and the Talmud, students are taught the relevance of morals and laws that were transmitted in ancient times.