DRS Open House
DRS Open House

On Sunday this week, the DRS Yeshiva High School for Boys was filled to capacity at the school’s annual Open House, with a record attendance of over 200 prospective students and their parents. 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 that 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, faculty members, and current DRS students. The program moved to DRS’s spacious beitmidrash, where Rabbi Kaminetsky and DRS general-studies principal Dr. Gerald Kirshenbaum addressed the large crowd, enlightening the attendees about DRS’s strong curriculum in limudeikodesh and limudeichol.

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 among classmates, who come to DRS from over 20 elementary schools and several neighborhoods, including Queens, Brooklyn, West Hempstead, and Great Neck.

Following Rabbi Kaminetsky’s remarks, students and parents headed to the extracurricular student fair in DRS’s gym, where they received a taste of all the extracurricular programs that DRS has to offer, including a presentation from the cooking and karate clubs, College Bowl competition, sports teams, shabbatonim and trips program, 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 the DRS curriculum, including over 15 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 to get their perspective on the school. Other sessions included an exploration into the limudeikodesh curriculum and smaller sessions where parents were able to “meet the administration” in an intimate setting and field their questions to Rabbi Kaminetsky and Dr. Kirshenbaum.

DRS thanks all those who came to visit the Open House and looks forward to meeting them again in the future.

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