The Mae Boyar Residential Educational Campus in Jerusalem
The Mae Boyar High School was created through the vision and foresight of Los Angeles philanthropist Louis Boyar, who recognized the need for a high school that would unlock the potential of underserved Israeli students. Mr. Boyar established the school in 1964 as a memorial to his life partner and beloved wife, Mae.
Today Boyar is one of the most distinguished high-schools in Israel, and is dedicated to cultivating excellence in the scholastic performance of the students — in their social values, and in the fields of sports, culture, and the arts.
The school’s vibrant student body is composed of close to a thousand students, highly motivated and scholastically capable teenagers from the full spectrum of Israeli society. A combination of day school students, who are mostly from Jerusalem, and 300 boarders from outlying and developing communities in Israel’s periphery, contributes to the school’s unique learning environment. Respect for humanity, contributing to society, celebrating difference, and pluralism are core values that guide Boyar as a learning community.
Students at the Mae Boyar residence can choose between a variety of afternoon activities, ranging from assistance in their scholastic assignments, enrichment programs and exposure to post-school options to social and educational activities, run by the residence staff or fellow students.
Enrichment programs include: music instrument lessons (piano, guitar, drums etc.), cyber group, sports (basketball, football, fencing and dance), photography, drama, singing and more. Students can choose to take part in one of the student-led committees, plan and execute their own class or residence-wide evenings, run social activities benefiting disadvantaged communities and many more.
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