Mrs. Estee Friedman Stefansky Principal, General Studies
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Manhattan High School for Girls, in partnership with the parent body, is committed to developing within each student three pillars of excellence — spiritual, intellectual and social — to condition success in her current and future roles and produce a happy, self-fulfilled individual. Spiritually, we strive to instill in our students a love for Hashem, a devotion to a Torah lifestyle, and adherence to Halacha. We commit to cultivating within each student pride in her role as a Jewish woman and in her heritage. Our Judaic programs promote responsibility to the Klal, chibas Eretz Yisrael, and introspective character development.
Intellectually, we emphasize textual comprehension accompanied by critical analysis. We are dedicated to honing proficiency in oral, written, technological, and artistic expression of understanding. Our academic programs link content learning to life application in order to build the esteem, passion and discipline requisite for life-long learning. Socially, we foster self-respect and respect for other points of view. We encourage civic responsibility by requiring leadership positions to develop self-assurance borne of self-awareness. Our guidance programs build students’ resilience and stamina in the face of challenges and sharpen their decision-making skills.