The Charles E. Smith High School for Boys is nurturing a generation of future leaders who are committed to democratic values, open to new ideas, and respectful of diversity in Israeli and Jewish life. Providing rigorous education in Jewish and general studies to nearly 400 students from grades 7-12, the High School combines a deep respect for tradition with a commitment to tolerance, critical thinking and community involvement. The school provides rigorous Jewish and general studies programs that promote critical thinking, individual creativity, community leadership, social responsibility, and a commitment to gender equality.
In 2010, the school won a
National Education Award, the highest award in Israel's education system.
In 2012, the school was ranked second out of all high schools in Jerusalem for students' test scores in science, Hebrew, math, and English.
The Charles E. Smith High School for Boys encourages academic excellence and social values, providing students with an innovative Modern Orthodox education, connecting Jewish tradition to the world of contemporary culture, science, and social involvement.
One of the major tenets of the school is promoting a strong sense of social responsibility and encouraging volunteerism and activism. Students of all grades participate in the High School's award-winning Hands toward the Community program, which requires them to dedicate a number of school hours each week to projects that benefit the community. Some examples of projects include working with the elderly, distributing food baskets to low-income families, running a lending library, reaching out to youth from disadvantaged populations, promoting coexistence and peace, undergoing firefighting training, assisting migrant families, rehabilitating ex-convicts, and working with medical clowns.
With a total student population of nearly 400, the High School comprises a broad cross-section of Israeli society.