The Mae Boyar High School Residential Campus
MBHS International Residential Program
Leading towards excellence
MBHS is an institution that stands out in the Israeli educational landscape and encourages students, who come from all over Israel and beyond, to be creative and innovative thinkers, equipping them with the tools to deal with the challenges of tomorrow.
The school has been recognized as a specialty school in the field of excellence in leadership. International day and residential students will enjoy the benefits of their international diploma program community as well as the benefits of being part of a residential community of over 250 students in grades 7 through 12, and a high school community where over 1000 students study, striving to maximize their skills and develop as leaders in society.
The Mae Boyar High School Residential Campus was founded in 1964 by the Society for the Advancement of Education and has been synonymous with excellence, quality, leadership, and social involvement for almost 60 years.
The residential campus, located in Jerusalem, is intended for well-rounded, quality youth with high academic motivation, who are interested in realizing their abilities in a challenging learning environment with social and community involvement and with the goal of becoming leaders in their communities and influential global citizens.
The students on the residential campus enjoy a rich social life, enrichment opportunities, personal development and leadership workshops, musical events, theatre evenings, field trips, hikes, and sporting events.
All of this is done in a warm and supportive setting with the personal guidance of a trained team of nurturing education professionals, a family atmosphere, and ongoing contact with families at home.
Over the years, many of our graduates have risen to key positions in Israeli society in the public, business, and non-profit sectors. Their ongoing connection to MBHS is expressed, among other ways, in their mentoring of current students, their enthusiasm for reunions, and their volunteer roles at school events.
At MBHS International Residential Campus
- Educational support system – The residential campus has a dedicated learning center which offers educational and social counseling and guidance. A professional social worker leads the support team for each grade level.
- Extra-curricular activities – After hours clubs are available in piano, guitar, chess, basketball, soccer, drawing, photography, dance, jazz, drums, vocal coaching, theater, conversational Hebrew, and more. These clubs vary by year and student interest.
- Enrichment activities – Events are held for the residential students including student lectures, trips throughout Israel, networking meetings with graduates, art and music productions, and more.
- Community involvement – MBHS International students are involved in both their internal community and the community outside of school. They serve on school committees, participate in and lead school activities, and actively engage in creating a positive campus atmosphere. They are involved in the wider community through volunteering activities such as the “Youth Gives” project and the “Good Neighbor project” where our students package food and other items for delivery every Friday to Jerusalem neighborhood families in need.
- Students will be offered options throughout the year to be hosted by adopted families in Israel. This will be a great opportunity for students to be immersed in local culture and see how Israeli families live. Families are carefully vetted by program staff for suitability to host our students.
Students of the MBHS International diploma program will be housed 3 or 4 students to a dorm room with a shared shower and bathroom in each room.
The excellence of graduates of the MBHS residential program
• Over 90% study in institutions of higher learning
• More than 9,000 graduates in successful careers in their fields
We believe in
• Social involvement, personal responsibility, communal sensitivity, and caring.
• Leadership development, active involvement, and skills development.
• Development and use of personal and social skills.
• Education for the values of human dignity, mutual respect, and love of heritage.