High School, Engineering

Introduction to Engineering

This course assigns students to teams which work to creatively solve world problems in science and engineering. Students will discover the full potential of the engineering design process as they learn to build and improve upon current technology. In the future, self-driving cars and 3D printed organs will be as commonplace as tablet computers are today. The first major assignment of the semester will require students to convert their classroom into a smart home environment. Next, students will explore simple machines while studying how imagination, creativity, and persistence aided David HaMelech in his quest to build the Old City of Jerusalem. For the last few months of the school year, students will write a proposal, build a working prototype, and present their project in front of an audience.

Engineering and Entrepreneurship

This course provides the expertise, mentorship and skills students need to become effective entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of this course features several hands-on activities in which ninth grade students will form a “company” and learn how to work together in order to solve real-life problems in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.


This course is an innovative course for biology and tech minded students interested in studying and enhancing applications of living organisms. First, we will investigate how biological systems operate in order to solve problems involving differential diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. Second, we will discuss the history of how the Food and Drug Administration evaluates the fabrication of biomaterials, medical devices, and drug delivery systems. Throughout the school year, students will be required to individually formulate and present their analysis of a scientific journal article, a task which encourages them to think critically while learning how to conduct quality research. In addition, students will perform a series of mini-experiments to help further their understanding of biosensors and control systems. For the capstone project, students will collaborate with Israeli biotech companies on novel research projects, encouraging the development of effective leadership and communicative skills.

Mechanical Engineering

This course is the third year of engineering track. Students use their independent thinking skills to analyze and critique peer-reviewed hypothesis-driven scientific research articles. This course will extensively cover how to write a research paper that follows strict standards, including organizational techniques, proper citing and how to effectively construct graphs, diagrams and tables. Concurrently, students are expected to design and submit their own groundbreaking research projects to science and engineering fairs. Students will build robots to solve various tasks while learning how hardware interacts with software. Together as a class, students will figure out how to incorporate signal processing, machine learning and computer vision to detect potential or a desired change in a pattern of behavior. Yearlong group projects will require students designing and building mechanical engineering systems.


Robotics commences with a historical timeline followed by group exercises aimed at improving team mettle. In parallel to learning electromechanical solutions to industrial and societal challenges, students will work together on their prototypes for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Throughout the year, students learn woodworking and machining, computer-assisted design, and develop the skills they need to become science and technology leaders. Students will design robots to turn around in tight spaces, grab objects and release them in different locations. Each year in FTC, different rules and challenges require uniquely designed robots. Each year in Robotics, students get to experience enthusiasm and excitement around a course full of structure.