Shalhevet Closes Everything But High School
from Always Forward: Thoughts from Kadima’s President:
This is a sad news. Yesterday, Shalevet, a nursery through high school, Modern Orthodox school, announced that it was closing everything but its high school. The press release is here.
This is extremely disappointing, but a clear reflection of the economic realities associated with operating a private school. The blunt fact is that it costs a fortune to provide excellent educational programs, and most people do not have a fortune to spend on their children’s education. I don’t know the specifics regarding Shalhevet’s situation, but I can only assume that they did not have enough enrollment to support their institution, and so the Board decided that they would try to go back to their roots, and focus exclusively on high school. It took courage and honesty to face their situation and I commend the Board for its action.