Kohelet Yeshiva High School

Kohelet Yeshiva High School is a Modern Orthodox college preparatory Jewish high school that offers an equal dual curriculum program of Judaic and General Studies for both boys and girls. Originally called Stern Hebrew High School and located in Northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the school moved to its current site in Merion Station in 2010. The new site is the former home of Akiba Hebrew Academy (now called Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy). The move was made possible by support from the Kohelet Foundation, and the school was renamed "Kohelet Yeshiva High School" in recognition of that gift.[2] As of the 2013-2014 school year, 166 were enrolled at the school.

Kohelet Yeshiva High School
223 North Highland Avenue


Coordinates40°00′08″N 75°14′28″W
TypePrivate high school, Yeshiva
Enrollment166 (2013-2014)
Color(s)Maroon and gold
AccreditationPennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools[1]
AffiliationModern Orthodox Judaism


Kohelet was previously located in Northeast Philadelphia at JCC Klein, and until 2010, on Hoffnagle Street under the name Stern Hebrew High School, named after founder Harry Stern.[3] The name and site were changed after philanthropist David Magerman's foundation, the Kohelet Foundation, purchased the formerly owned Barrack Hebrew Academy's site in Merion Station,[4] and added a Beit Midrash to the property.[5]


Kohelet Yeshiva High School's sports team is named the Kings, with soccer, basketball, cross-country, tennis, track and baseball programs for boys, and soccer, cross-country, tennis, track and basketball programs for girls.[6]


In addition to regular college preparatory classes, Kohelet offers the following Advance Placement (AP) courses: English, United States History, Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, and Studio Art.[7]


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, Kohelet introduced free iPads for all students, to work alongside the TeamBoards and iMacs in most classrooms.[8]


  1. "Kohelet Yeshiva High School - Accreditation". Pennsylvania Department of Education. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  2. "Kohelet Yeshiva High School opens at ex-Akiba". Main Line Times. 4 December 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  3. "Kohelet Yeshiva High School". 2012-05-16.
  4. Schwartzman, Bryan (March 19, 2009). "Stern Hebrew High School Set to Occupy Former Akiba Building". Jewish Exponent. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  5. "Boundless Innovations at Kohelet" (PDF). Jewish Community Voice. 10 August 2011. p. S-4. Retrieved 16 May 2012.
  6. "Kohelet Yeshiva High School - Sports". 2012-05-16.
  7. "Academic Offerings-General Studies". 2012-05-16.
  8. "Local Jewish Schools Introduce $850,000 iPad Program". 2012-10-12.
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