Shoshanim Arts and Science High School for Haredi Girls
Shoshanim is the first four-year high school in Israel for Haredi girls focused on teaching sciences and providing the necessary education for optimum matriculation certificates, preparing girls to continue on to academic study and to be well-positioned to enter the labor market.
The three pillars of the school are Science, Personal Development and Judaism, all at the highest level. The school is diligent in cultivating the general academic talents of each student, alongside an emphasis on each student’s unique talents, and will educate for communal and social involvement.
STEM tracks include biotechnology, computer science and biology, as well as mathematics, which is required for all matriculation certificates. Personal development is encouraged through Expressive Arts courses including theater and visual arts (painting, drawing, sculpture, metallurgy and art history). The track for four years of study will integrate theoretical learning alongside practical workshops with an emphasis on student projects.
Shoshanim, which opened in September 2018, is located on the “Neve Yerushalayim” campus in the Har Nofin neighborhood in Jerusalem. The school, which launched with two 9th grade classes, is adding add one grade level each year until it reaches full capacity. Shoshanim is operated by the Society for Advancement of Education in cooperation with the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Education. Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat was on hand at the school’s opening.