Curriculum Overview

Rambam Mesivta is dedicated to achieving academic excellence in both Torah and General Studies. We inspire appreciation for the beauty of Torah through analytical, critical, and independent thinking. Our goal is to infuse our students with a lifelong love of learning, promote scholastic achievement, and foster personal growth. We prepare our students to achieve their dreams, become the leaders of tomorrow, and to confront the spiritual as well as the professional challenges of today’s modern society.

Rambam is accredited by the Board of Regents of the State University of New York and by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools. In addition, Rambam was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2015. Our curriculum conforms to, or exceeds, the Board of Regents standards.

All students are required to take:

4 years of Intensive Judaic Studies

4 years of English
4 years of History

4 years of Physical Education
3 - 4 years of Math and Science. Juniors and Seniors may elect either math or science.

1 year of Zionism with Rabbi Eliach (to be taken in either the junior or senior year)
1 year of STEM

1 year of Study Skills - PSAT/SAT preparation

All students must take and pass the following Regents exams:

3 Math Regents (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
2 Science Regents (Living Environment and either Chemistry or Earth Science)
2 History Regents (Global History and U.S. History & Government)
1 English Regents 
1 Hebrew Language Regents

Starting in sophomore year, qualified students are encouraged to take Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Offerings vary by year, but include English Composition, European History, U.S. History, U.S. Politics and Government, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Physics. Students earning high scores on AP exams can earn college credits.