Torat Yisrael. Love of Hashem. Responsibility to Klal Yisrael. Love for Eretz Yisrael and Am Yisrael. Chessed. Social Responsibility. Teacher excellence. High Academic Achievement. Creative Problem Solving. Leadership. Self-Actualization.
The opportunity to educate young women beginning in Middle School and throughout High School allows us the time to focus on the whole child, not only on academic achievement but also on the spiritual and emotional growth of each student. Our ultimate goal is to cultivate a community of knowledgeable and committed Bnot Torah, who are empowered to succeed in their personal and professional lives.
Our newly renovated, centrally-located free standing campus in Hollywood, just east of I-95, has close to two acres of sprawling grounds, dedicated computer and science labs, art studio, a multi-media library, outdoor basketball/volleyball courts, communal lunchroom and kitchen and brand new classrooms. There is secure Wi-Fi throughout the building, and a closed circuit camera system inside and outside for additional building security.
Our goal is to meet and exceed state and federal standards. Sha’arei Bina is accredited by the Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF), the National Council of Private School Accreditation (NCPSA), and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS)
Our student body is comprised of orthodox young women from numerous South Florida communities including South Beach, Miami Beach, Surfside, Bal Harbor, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Hollywood, Coral Springs and Boca Raton. School-subsidized transportation is provided.
Our day begins at 8:30 am and ends 4:30 pm except for Fridays when school ends at 1:10 pm. The school day begins with tefillah, followed by nine class periods. Each period is 45 minutes. The whole school joins together for a 30-minute lunch period and two 15- minute break periods are offered during the course of the day. Mincha is also prayed together during the afternoon break.
Curricular and Co-Curricular Programing
Both the Judaic and General Studies curricula are designed to meet and exceed accreditation standards. Our administration and teachers work hard to create a warm and engaging environment in which students are encouraged and challenged to think independently and become lifelong learners. We prioritize critical, independent, creative thought and expression in the classroom and have high academic expectations for students to continue learning beyond graduation.
Our co-curricular program nurtures social growth and talent development in areas outside the classroom. Under the guidance of our Director of Student Activities, students have opportunities to develop creative skills in drama and cultivate leadership roles in planning shabbatonim, Purim Festival, Chanukah Chagigah and Yom Ha’Atzmaut programs, leading color war activities and representing our school at AIPAC, Mishmeres and other national conferences. Extensive chessed programs through Chai Lifeline, Bikur Cholim, Better Together Project, the kosher food bank and The Closet promote social responsibility, a key components of character development. Guest speakers, including community Rabbis, Holocaust survivors and prominent Jewish leaders, expand the educational experience.
- Four years of Bible
- Four years of English
- Four years of Science
- Four years of TaNaCh
- Four years of Math
- Four years of History
- Four years of Jewish Law
- Two years of Hebrew Language
- Four years of Jewish History
- Four years of Physical Education
- Two years of Beur Tefillah
- Four years of Jewish Philosophy
- Two years of Spanish (Eleventh and Twelfth Grades)
- Advance Placement Electives: Psychology, Literature and Composition, Biology, US History
- Academic Electives: Speech, Current Events, Physiology, Graphic Design, Financial Math, Art History
Seminary and College Acceptances
To date, one hundred percent of our students attend seminary after graduation and one hundred percent attend colleges and universities. To facilitate the college acceptance process, we offer a 10- week SAT prep course after school for two hours a week, with two private sessions provided for each student. In the classroom, application essay writing skills are taught as part of the 11th grade English curriculum. Students may also opt to take the ACT exams.
Seminary Acceptances include but are not limited to:
Ateres Bnos Yerushalayim, Bnot Torah-Sharfman’s, Darchei Binah, Emunah v’Omanut, Michlalah, Machon Raaya, Me’ohr Bais Yaakov, Peninim (Neimos), Tomer Devorah., Harova, MMY and Sha’alvim, Tiferet, Midreshet Moriah and Amit.
College Acceptances include but are not limited to:
Florida International University, Nova Southeastern University, Stern College for Women, Touro College, Training and Testing International (TTI) and Excelsior College.