Katz Yeshiva High School Starts School Year In New Location

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After nearly two decades at Boca Raton Synagogue, Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida has a new location on the Jewish Federation South Palm Beach County Campus.

The new facility, 20900 Ruth and Baron Coleman Blvd., is the largest Orthodox High School Outside of the New York area. It is also the only Jewish Federation campus in the country with K-12 community schools and orthodox schools.

The long over-due move was made possible by numerous donations as well as a lead gift from Daniel and Caroline Katz.

“Our student body has simply outgrown our current facility,” added Head of School Rabbi Jonathan Kroll. “It’s not just that we are short on classroom space, we’re also short on places to gather as a whole school, as a grade, or as a club. Our new facility will provide flexible indoor and outdoor spaces that can be used for many different learning experiences, programs and classes.”

Katz Yeshiva High School’s student body includes approximately 350 students, grades 9-12.

Specific attributes of the new Katz Yeshiva High School of South Florida facility include:

  • 24 state-of-the-art classrooms, designated faculty workspaces, and cafeteria.
  • New outdoor spaces on campus, including outdoor seating adjacent to the dining room, an outdoor terrace on the second floor, and outdoor basketball courts and soccer field.
  • New state-of-the-art gymnasium. 22,000-square-feet facility with two regulation size basketball courts along with a fitness center and weight room.
  • Beit Midrash: a large, dedicated space for the entire school to gather to hear speakers, as well as daven and sing together during holidays and other special occasions.
  • Bio and Physics Lab and Science Classrooms, including state of the art materials, lab tables and more.
  • Rotunda/Student Lounge to allow for students to relax, study and socialize in a comfortable, spacious environment.
  • Digital Library and TV Studio: new digital library and computer coding lab for growing technology needs. Allow students and staff to further develop movie editing, desktop publishing and engineering curriculum. Will include new fiber internet connection allowing for lightning-fast internet in classrooms and hallways.
  • New and dedicated, professional Art Studio featuring natural lighting, exterior space and flex-space; video equipment; storage; and ample space to create.