This past Sunday, the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys was filled to capacity at the school’s annual open house. DRS hosted over 190 prospective students and their parents at their annual open house. The open house, which takes place in DRS’s beautiful state-of-the-art building, provided its attendees with an informative, exciting, and enjoyable program which allows those interested in the school to get a real sense of what DRS is all about. Upon entering the building, every attendee was warmly greeted by DRS menahel Rabbi Yisroel Kaminetsky; general studies principal Dr. Hillel Broder; faculty members; and current DRS students. Walking onto the campus, attendees were able to see the expansion construction happening at the building, as DRS is adding six new classrooms, a STEM lab, and an outdoor basketball court.
The program moved to DRS’s spacious beit midrash where Rabbi Kaminetsky and Dr. Hillel Broder addressed the enormous crowd, enlightening them about DRS’s strong and challenging curriculum in both limudei kodesh and limudei chol. Rabbi Kaminetsky stressed that the hallmark of the school is the “personal care, warmth, and attention provided for each individual student.” More importantly, DRS prides itself on the achdut between classmates, who come to DRS from over 20 different elementary schools, and several different neighborhoods, including Queens, Brooklyn, West Hempstead, the Five Towns, and Great Neck.
Following Rabbi Kaminetsky’s remarks, students headed off to the extracurricular student fair in DRS’s incredible gymnasium, where they received a taste of all the programs that DRS has to offer, including a presentation from the cooking and karate club, College Bowl competition, sports teams, Shabbatonim and trips, and much more. At the same time, parents got a chance to hear from DRS faculty members in the science, math, English, and social studies departments regarding the incredible range of courses offered at DRS.
DRS boasts a large curriculum, including 14 AP courses and the opportunity to be involved in several research opportunities in science and social studies. Parents also got a chance to ask questions to a panel of five DRS students in order to get their view of how incredible DRS is. Other sessions included an exploration into the limudei kodesh curriculum, a glimpse into the school’s extracurricular offerings, and smaller breakout sessions where parents were able to “meet the administration” in an intimate setting, and pose their questions to Rabbi Kaminetsky and Dr. Broder. DRS thanks all those who came to visit the open house and looks forward to meeting them again in the future!