May 24, 2017
The month of May brings flowers and graduations! Federation is proud to make day school education more affordable and we want to extend a mazal tov to all the graduates as they continue on their journey to adulthood and future leadership of our community. Read why we’re so proud of the graduating classes at Atlanta Jewish Academy, The Davis Academy, The Epstein School, Temima High School for Girls, Torah Day School of Atlanta, and The Weber School.
Atlanta Jewish Academy
Atlanta Jewish Academy celebrated the graduation of 22 high school students. Twenty of them are moving on to Israel next year to study in yeshivot, and several will engage in Sheirut L’eumi (national service) or join the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). The graduates have been accepted by 17 different colleges and universities to continue their studies in the U.S.
The Alfred & Adele Davis Academy
The Davis Academy graduated 70 eighth graders this year. Twenty-two will be attending The Weber School for high school, the rest are attending a variety of independent and public high schools. Davis also keeps tables on its alumni – the school’s 71-member Class of 2013, which graduated high school this year, has 64 students attending college, and one making aliyah, and joining the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
The Epstein School
The Epstein School graduated 61 eighth graders. Roughly one-third of them are going to The Weber School, and the rest are going to other private or public schools of their choosing. This year, as with many years in the past, 100% of the eighth graders who graduated Epstein in 2013 and are graduating high school, have been accepted to college.
Temima – The Richard & Jean Katz High School for Girls
At Temima High School for Girls, 12 young women are graduating this year, and all have been accepted to college. Some are deferring and spending the year after high school in Israel at seminaries like B’nos Sarah, B’nos Avigayil, and others in Jerusalem. Several plan to continue their studies in nursing programs both in Georgia and in New York.
Torah Day School of Atlanta
At Torah Day School of Atlanta, 36 graduates are finishing eighth grade. All are going on to Jewish High Schools either in Atlanta or to out-of-town yeshivas and high schools. “We are going to miss them. They have worked so hard and their parents show tremendous commitment,” said Leslee Morris, Director of Admissions.
The Weber School
The Weber School of the Class of 2017 will graduate 55 seniors. Collectively, they have received 208 acceptances to approximately 100 different colleges and universities. Between 3-5 Weber graduates are taking advantage of Israeli gap year programs like Kivunim and Young Judaea, and at least one is enrolling in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).