Yeshivat Kadimah High School is an Orthodox Yeshiva college-prep high school program that serves the St. Louis Jewish community.
Its mission is to instill in its students a personal love for and commitment to Hashem, the study and practice of Torah, Halacha, and Jewish values as a way of life, and a love for the State of Israel (מדינת ישראל) and the Jewish People (עם ישראל).
Yeshivat Kadimah believes that G-d’s wisdom is evident in all knowledge, including sciences and humanities, and therefore provides an opportunity for its students to engage and to excel in a balanced Judaic and general studies college-prep curriculum.
Yeshivat Kadimah’s forward-looking approach is reinventing the 21st century model of Jewish education. It utilizes modern technologies and educational tools such as differentiated and blended learning, enriched by real-world experiences outside the classroom, in a supportive and nurturing atmosphere that fosters individual development, both personal and intellectual, along with a life-long love of learning.
Yeshivat Kadimah graduates are:
Outstanding Bnei and Bnot Torah, who live full, meaningful, and productive Jewish lives, who are inspired by their Jewish identity, feel a love for G-d and the Jewish people, and are committed to Torah learning and halacha (Jewish law and customs) as a way of life.
Honest, forthright, and respectful in all their interactions – academic, social and religious.
Motivated to learn, and seek knowledge, both Judaic and general, seeing both as part of the fabric of G-d’s world.
Imbued with a deep sense of love and respect for Torah, and for the scholars who teach Torah to our people, Talmidei Chachamim, Rabbis and Educators.
Committed to and love Israel, embracing the values and principles of Religious Zionism, and understand the value of spending time furthering their Torah studies in Israel before beginning their college education.
Respectful and caring of all Jews, regardless of their religious backgrounds and personal levels of observance, while maintaining a deep commitment to the standards and values of halacha (Jewish law and customs).
Comfortable with modern Hebrew language, recognizing the importance of fluency in modern Hebrew, both as a vehicle to understanding classic Jewish texts as well as connecting ourselves to the living language of the Jewish people in Israel, now and in the future.
Philosophy of Education
Yeshivat Kadimah emphasizes the core belief that a love of G-d and G-d’s Torah, both Written and Oral, is at the very center of our existence as Jews, and represents the lens through which we look at life, as the values and principles of Torah and halacha guide our response to each and every opportunity and challenge.
As an Orthodox Yeshiva high school guided by principles of Torah, principles that include Ahavat Yisrael, love and respect for all Jews, Yeshivat Kadimah High School is open to the entire community, and stresses respect for one another. The Yeshiva emphasizes the belief that every human being is created in the Image of G-dliness (Tzelem Elokim), and therefore is deserving of respect.
Yeshivat Kadimah utilizes innovative techniques and technologies to reinvigorate the Orthodox Jewish classroom, along with differentiated learning to meet the needs and interests of each student.
Yeshivat Kadimah High School operates in an atmosphere of utmost sensitivity and respect for each student and faculty member. Such an atmosphere and the educational goals of the Yeshiva are the basis for the vision of separate programs for boys and girls.