Our graduates are prepared to learn and succeed at the high school of their choice. They are able to understand subject material and are able to solve both academic and authentic problems with confidence.
They can cross-reference information and make links between subjects. They also have a strong understanding of Jewish ethical values and how they apply to real-life situations. Our students are inquisitive, imaginative and creative and have developed the skills for independent learning that are necessary in high school, university and beyond.
Notable Student Achievements in 2014-15
Our Grade 6, 7 and 8 students wrote the Pythagoras, Euler and Lagrange math contests respectively. Our Grade 8 class was ranked 15th out of 400 schools and made it to the Mathematica Centrum website’s honour role. Jake Wyman (Grade 8), Eden Granovsky (Grade 7) and Jacob Mausberg (Grade 6) received medals for top scores in their respective math contests. Ely Wyman (Grade 6) and Kohava Mendelsohn (Grade 8) earned top scores in the Lagrange and Pythagoras Math contests.
Benjamin Beiles, Nicki Sapir and Ben Steinberg took part in the Tannenbaum CHAT Science Fair and Olympiad. Benjamin Beiles placed 3rd in the science fair. Our three Heschel students worked as a team in the Olympiad challenges and placed 3rd overall.
Simone Merrick (Grade 2) won first place in the Polar Express poetry competition. Several other Heschel students wrote poems that were selected to be published by Polar Express.
Our Grade 4 and 5 students won Division Two titles in soccer, basketball and softball.
Notable Alumni Achievements
Hayley Zachs (Grad 2009) received a Renewable Entrance Scholarship from the University of Kings College. At her graduation from Northern SC she received the Glenn Way Scholarship in Environmental or Humanitarian Issues – presented to the graduating student who has raised the awareness of the importance of becoming actively involved in the environmental or humanitarian issues at Northern and has initiated a school-based project in regards to one of those issues.
Jonah Haber (Grad 2010) wrote, filmed, directed and edited a film that was accepted to the L.A. Film Fesitival. The film was co-produced by Alex Esser, another Heschel 2010 graduate. Both Jonah and Alex are now Grade 12 students in the enriched math, science and computers (MaCS) program at William Lyon MacKenzie C.I.
Paige Mawson (Grad 2010) won the Academic Excellence Award for the highest marks in Grade 9, Grade 10 and Grade 11 at Greenwood College. Additionally, she then won the Governor General’s Award for highest marks upon Graduating! She is currently attending the Arts & Science Program at McMaster.
Jonah Himelfarb (Grad 2007) was valedictorian at CHAT before earning a B.Sc. from McGill University. He is currently in Medical School at the University of Toronto.
Deborah Mazer (Grad 2006) is currently studying at Yale Law School.
Jamie Wolfond (Grad 2005) earned a B.F.A from the Rhode Island School of Design and now runs a furniture design company in New York.
Nessiya Freedman (Grad 2008) and Marni Gelkopf (Grad 2006) were the two recipients of the 2014 Klein-Rosmarin Award in Jewish Teacher Education at York University.
High Schools Attended by Heschel Graduates:
Below is a video below which was produced and directed by two Heschel alumni a year after they graduated: