Students at Temima are the focus of much personal attention. Great effort is put into each student and we look for the kind of student who will thrive under a demanding “hands-on” approach. This approach is not to be confused with an attitude of non-acceptance or censure. It is, rather, part of our desire to develop fully actualized human beings. We have found that certain characteristics are common to those who thrive at Temima.
A student must want to come to Temima. Some schools are merely academic and social programs. Temima, as our name implies, is a complete environment designed to bring out the best in our students . A student must understand that we will observe her performance, discuss best practices for helping her grow, and demand much from her.
A student must be willing to take responsibility for her behavior and performance. Girls who are unaccustomed to making decisions and commitments may feel resentful when faced with the consequences of their own choices; however, they begin to feel a sense of personal power and accomplishment once they take that step.
A student must be desirous of increasing her Yiras Shamayim. The ‘raison de etre’ of Temima is to prepare girls to live as Servants of G-d.
Ideally, a student should be able to complete a college preparatory program. If your child has learning issues, please be prepared to submit all evaluations. Other information may be requested concerning current achievement if needed.
All applicants are expected to take entrance examinations in Language Arts, Math, Chumash/Rashi, and Ivrit . Exams are administered in the winter. Additionally, a separate Algebra test is administered in late spring.
If your daughter embodies the characteristics we have defined, she is an excellent candidate for our school.
Please don’t expect her stay with us to be a smooth ride. We strive to help your daughter grow. If she is willing to be part of that process, she will be letting go of some old characteristics and slowly developing more constructive ones. This takes some adjustment but it’s worth the effort!