Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why should I enroll my daughter in B. Y. Sarah Dabah?

Our curriculum includes music, drama, and Brain Gym, along with literacy, math and science. But one can find these programs at other yeshivas today. What makes B. Y. Sarah Dabah? The parents who send their children to our school say it is the warm and heimish feeling that every one has a place: we do not encourage any specific “crowd;” our only requirement is that parents be dedicated to our vision: that every child is encouraged to develop her individual abilities, with the guidance of committed and caring educators. Your daughter will thrive in a school that gives individual attention, a teacher who is not overwhelmed by an overcrowded classroom, and an administration that values parental involvement and cooperation. B. Y. Sarah Dabah is committed to developing young girls into becoming Jewish leaders of the future.


2)  Excellent secular studies are all very nice, but the forces of the “outside” are strong, and I want to protect my daughter’s Yiddishkeit. Why is there so much emphasis on secular studies?

Young wives and mothers are increasingly depended upon to be significant contributors to household expenses. B. Y. Sarah Dabah wants to prepare its students to meet the challenge. Our world changes rapidly, and so do employment opportunities. B. Y. Sarah Dabah is being proactive and is teaching a curriculum that teaches A.C.T.S.: Articulation, Creativity, Technology and Skills.

3) What is the language of instruction?

B. Y. Sarah Dabah students are taught Ivrit b’Ivrit. In this way, our children will eventually speak only Hebrew in their Judaic classes so that the knowledge of the language's structure and grammar becomes ingrained in their minds.

4) How will you maintain smaller than average classes?

B. Y. Sarah Dabah is not a business. It is a cooperative endeavor between parents, teachers, students and administration. A warm, nurturing environment, so essential to a well-adjusted adult, cannot be achieved with a teacher student ratio of 1:26. A small class allows the instruction to be tailored to the students individual needs. The school takes advantage of all public money offered to non-public schools, and requires that parents contribute in non-monetary ways, when needed. It is a revolutionary concept in Jewish education, but we believe that there is a tremendous need for a school that provides a small warm setting.