Why Maimonides? למה דווקא ישיבת רמב''ם?
In 1937, the door opened on a bold experiment in Jewish learning. Rabbi Dr. Joseph Soloveitchik, zt”l, founded Maimonides School to engage the hearts and teach the minds of Jewish children. Its ambitious dual curriculum would pair proficiency in Torah education with excellence in general studies, preparing students to contribute to the modern world while invigorating their attachment to Judaism and a halakhic way of life. Its atmosphere would inspire boys and girls equally to a love of learning, mitzvot, chesed, Am Yisrael, and Eretz Yisrael.
From its first class of six students, this vision has blossomed into an energetic educational center of more than 600 students, learning together in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students from Greater Boston and beyond, and from a wide range of religious backgrounds, are welcomed into a school community by teachers who reach out to motivate and educate.
Student life begins with a full academic schedule and continues beyond the classroom with stimulating clubs, sports and activities. Chesed and tzedakah efforts are part of daily life, demonstrating students’ compassionate awareness of their relationship to the wider world and their willingness to take action. Indeed, the values fostered by this school community endure; Maimonides graduates have earned an enviable reputation for leadership and accomplishment in every field of human endeavor. For over six decades, they have brought the Rav's vision to life—Torah life, and contemporary life.
Maimonides students are at home with intensive study, academic achievement and schedules brimming with activity. More important, Maimonides students are at home with halakhic life, indelibly connected to Judaism, and dedicated to perpetuating the sacred tradition. From the youngest to those on the eve of graduation, these are lives shaped by head and heart, intellect and love. They are both outstanding students and extraordinary people. We invite you to discover for yourself this unique treasure of Jewish education in Boston, and share it with your children.
Maimonides School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.