Curriculum and Inclusion

The core curriculum at SINAI Maor High School meets New Jersey state requirements for graduation. It includes Language Arts, Math, Science, History, Physical Eduation, Hebrew language, Art, Music, and Computer Science.  Maor's unique course, Fundamentals of Learning, was developed especially for Maor students by our Maor educational staff.  The curriculum for this multi-year course is designed to develop and improve our students' organizational, time, and stress management skills, to help them recognize their strengths and learn strategies to address their own academic challenges.

In Judaic studies, areas of concentration include Tefillah (prayers), Jewish History, Halacha (laws and customs), Chumash, Navi, Mishna, and Gemara.  In all subjects, our teachers employ a multi-sensory approach which integrates the use of sight, sound, speech and touch.  This approach reinforces meaningful learning. Skill-based learning is woven into all content areas.  

Students are afforded the opportunity to participate, with accommodations, in the PSAT, SAT and ACT college testing programs.  They are also invited to meet with representatives from the colleges that send recruiters to Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School.

A fully licensed social worker is available on a regular basis to meet with our students individually and in small groups to discuss a variety of issues affecting them as learners and as teenagers.

To the extent they are ready and able, Maor students are “mainstreamed” into academic classes at Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School.  Each placement into a mainstream class is made on a careful, individual basis, as appropriate for each particular student.  We collaborate closely with the administration and staff of RKYHS to help ensure the success of each mainstream placement.

Our students are integrated into the fabric of Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School.  All students participate in the many nonacademic activities offered by RKYHS, including lunch, prayers, gym, sports teams, school plays, and clubs as appropriate.  SINAI students graduate at the RKYHS graduation ceremony, which is emblematic of the acceptance of our students as part of the overall RKYHS community.

To get a really good sense of student life at Maor High School, watch our feature documentary, Saving Freddy.