Jewish law dictates that parents are directly responsible for their children’s education. Schools serve as a parent's agent, and via the principle of שלוחו של אדם כמותו - an agent’s action is the equivalent of a principal's action, the school assists a parent in fulfilling his or her obligation to educate a child. In this relationship it is imperative that a parent and his or her agent, the school, be of one mindset.
You, as a parent, are choosing an agent, an institution, a "home away from home" which will further your goals, beliefs and priorities and help you instill them in the next generation. If you believe in promoting a commitment to Torah study, striving for outstanding academic performance in all disciplines, and fostering a bond with Medinat Yisrael, Torah Academy should be your agent, your partner in the mission of educating your son.
The students, faculty, and members of the administration are always available to address your questions and assist you in the process of choosing the right high school for your son. In addition, there is a full calendar of events to acquaint you with what TABC has to offer. Our Open House is the most formal event in the admissions process, and it is followed by informal parlor meetings in many communities where parents meet in smaller groups with our Rosh HaYeshiva, faculty, students, current parents and other prospective families. Visitation days where students sit in on actual classes are a wonderful way to experience a day in the life of TABC. The final component of the admissions process is an interview with Rabbi Adler and a member of our admissions team, where there is again an opportunity to learn and ask questions.
Our goal is to help you make an informed decision. We eagerly look forward to assisting you as you navigate this critical step in your son's life.