Opening Doors.
Fostering Opportunity.

AP Courses

In keeping with our mission of personal, guided growth, we tailor each year’s courses to the boys’ backgrounds and interests. The AP program is open to the 11th and 12th-grade students. 

AP courses for the 2020 school year:

  • AP US History
  • AP microeconomics
  • AP calculus AB
  • AP Physics/mechanics

Past AP Courses:

  • AP Biology
  • AP computer science
  • AP macroeconomics
  • AP calculus BC
students holding ap course textbooks

Differentiated Learning Opportunities

Every learner has an independent style and strengths. 

With skill-based levels and one-on-one support, our academics are designed to allow each student to reach his maximum potential and gain the skills he needs to be successful in the modern world.

New for school year 2020: Three faculty members are participating in the Better Lesson Program. Made possible by a grant from the CJP, the teachers are discovering innovative teaching practices that reach and teach all of the learners in our classrooms.

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

Located in the center of a city rich with innovation and history, YOY takes advantage of the many educational opportunities Boston offers.

Some of our experiences:

  • The Freedom Trail (11th grade American History)
  • ”Hack the Moon” at Draper Labs (9th grade)
  • Genetics Experiment at Novartis Labs (Biology)
  • Lecture Series Hosting Speakers on a Variety of Topics

College and Yeshiva counseling

Twelfth grade can be an overwhelming time for students as they decide where to advance their learning post-high school. With knowledgeable rebbeim and a dedicated college counselor on staff,  Ohr Yisrael is committed to helping talmidim and their parents navigate the Yeshivah and college application process with confidence.

Our devoted rebbeim help our boys find the best yeshiva program for their needs. As well, Mr. Tabachnik meets with students and their parents to assist them with the college admissions process.

High school is the gateway to the future, and we’re here to help guide our students to the best choice for them.

Awards

Touro’s Lander College for Men Annual Beis Din competition is  a unique opportunity for high school boys to develop their analytical skills and learn how to use and apply Torah sources in decision-making. Competing against close to 80 participants, the 2017, 2018, and 2019 YOY teams took home the second place award.

In 2019, Uriel Lapin, then a YOY junior,  received a commendation from the National Merit program for his high PSAT scores. The National Merit tracks the PSAT scores of 1.5 million juniors across the United States, recognizing only the top 3%.

In June 2019, Yakov Sundel was presented with the Rose Ruderman Scholars Award for bringing the Yachad club to YOY. “Yakov is a wonderful role model for fellow students at Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael. He is serious about his studies while also finding time to help others.” Each year, the foundation recognizes students across Boston who embody the traits of kindness and compassion, and who work to improve the lives of others.