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Upper School Profile 2018-2019

TVT Upper School Profile 2018-2019



Founded in loving memory of
Naomi Gelman Weiss

COMMUNITY & SCHOOL Faculty Jeff Davis
TVT selects faculty who are Head of School
Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School (TVT) academically and pedagogically
is one of Orange County’s oldest independent, accomplished. Of the 23 full and part- Jill Quigley
college preparatory, co-educational day time teachers in the Upper School, Principal
school for students in grades TK through 12. 18 of them hold advanced degrees. Middle &
It was established in 1991 as a Lower School Upper Schools
and subsequently opened the Middle School Upper School Enrollment
and Upper School in 1997. TVT is dedicated Johnathan Rastello
to building an inclusive, pluralistic education Class of 2019 39 Seniors Director
community where mutual respect is paramount. Class of 2020 32 Juniors College Counseling
Students come from 100 feeder schools Class of 2021 37 Sophomores
representing 33 cities/communities in greater Class of 2022 43 Freshmen Bryonna Fisco
Orange County. For the 2018-2019 academic Director
year, 33% of the students receive needs-based Total Enrollment 151 Enrollment Management
assistance totaling $2 million.
Accredited by CAIS and WASC, TVT provides Graduation Requirements Grace Rios
an innovative dual curriculum and individualized Registrar & College
learning that challenges students to think Students have two options for Counseling Associate
critically, work collaboratively and explore TVT diplomas:
creatively in order to realize their fullest potential. Upper School
From the time students enter, they participate • TVT Diploma 5 Federation Way
in both Jewish studies and Hebrew language (Minimum of 290 credits) Irvine, California 92603
along with our dynamic secular curricula utilizing 949.509.9500
technology and e-curriculum that embraces • TVT Diploma with Gold Distinction
students for their individual strengths and talents. (Minimum of 310 credits)* CEEB: 051269
Academic achievement is one aspect of the TVT
experience, which emphasizes the core values Credits Accreditation &
of Truth, Kindness, Respect, Repair the World, Recognition
Justice, and Community. Through immersion English 40
and service learning projects, students engage
in high-quality, hands-on experiences designed Electives 40
to spark curiosity and ignite a passion for lifelong
learning. TVT graduates are inquisitive learners, Hebrew 40*
compassionate citizens and courageous leaders
in their community and in the world. History 40

General Curriculum Judaic Studies 40
Students are expected to carry no fewer than
seven courses each semester (except for Mathematics 30
senior year). Honors and Advanced Placement (through Algebra 2)
coursework are available to students who have
completed the appropriate prerequisites and Physical Ed./Athletics 20
have the recommendation of the faculty, after
successful completion of a placement test. Science 30
(one physical/one biological)

Visual/Performing Arts 10

* If a student opts out of Hebrew, they are required
to take a second Judaic Studies and three years of
a language other than English. The Gold Distinction
is earned by taking the maximum classes possible
per year for four years.



Daily Schedule Advanced Placement
TVT’s students enroll in a comprehensive college Classes
preparatory general studies and Jewish studies Biology
curriculum. TVT has a rotating schedule with twice- Calculus AB
weekly study blocks, weekly Town Hall as well as Calculus BC
T’Fillah and Kabbalat Shabbat (prayer) meetings. Chemistry
Comparative Government
Innovation Institute Computer Science*
Innovation at TVT (I@TVT) offers programs that English Language
encourage students to execute skills deeply and to English Literature
bring the lessons of these programs to broader Environmental Science
communities of learning locally, nationally and European History
globally. These programs encourage students to U.S. Government
become role models for adventurous learning by Music Theory
rewarding experimentation, self-direction, and risk- Physics 1
taking. I@TVT’s signature programs in Engineering, Physics C: Mechanics
Mathematics, and Film allow students to learn in ways Physics C: E and M
that transcend the typical classroom and integrate Psychology
diverse disciplines in a coherent, fresh approach. Spanish Language
Engineering students learn industry-standard project Statistics
management and software and hardware to launch Studio Art
balloons into the stratosphere. They build submersibles U.S. History*
and also build tools to study earthquakes, among other
things. Mathematics students develop deep conceptual (20 Courses)
skills using our Art of Problem Solving inspired *Courses not offered in
curriculum. Film students create documentaries and 2018-2019 academic year
narrative short films based on their scripts.
Honors Classes
CLASS OF 2018 CLASS OF 2017 Algebra 1
Average SAT Scores Algebra 2/Trig.
Average SAT Scores Total 1390 Biology
Total 1380 Mathematics 725 Chemistry
Mathematics 710 Evidenced Based English 9
Evidenced Based Reading and Writing 675 English 10
Reading and Writing 680 Geometry
Average ACT Scores Hebrew 5
Average ACT Scores Composite 31 Hebrew 6
Composite 27 English 32 Hebrew 7
English 29 Math 30 Hebrew 8
M ath 26 Reading 31 Hebrew 9
Science 31 Pre-Calculus (13 Courses)

Reading 29 37 Seniors
Science 27 100% Attending 4-year Colleges

43 Seniors Grading Scale
88% Attending 4-year Colleges Point

A 93–100 4
May 2018 B+ 87–89 3.33
Scholars 5
Finalists 12 Students 75 B 83–86 3

Semifinalists 12 Exams 155 B- 80–82 2.67

Commended 34 AP Scholars 32 C+ 77–79 2.33
C 73–76 2
Hispanic Scholars 4 May 2017 C- 70–72 1.67

Students 88 D+ 67–69 1.33

Exams 208 D 63–66 1

AP Scholars 37 D- 60–62 0.67

F 59–below 0


STUDENT LIFE Student Organizations
Poland And Israel ASB
During junior year, TVT students engage in an intense study of Israel and the California Scholarship
Holocaust. At the end of the year, they embark on a three-week trip to Poland and Federation
Israel that brings their learning to life. It is expected that they will grow as individuals Hevra (social action)
and as a group, returning poised for the leadership opportunities that will come their Hispanic Club
way as seniors and beyond. Honor Committee
Junior Pearls
Immersion Junior State of America
During the final two weeks of the school year, ninth and tenth-grade students leave Make a Wish
the traditional classroom environment to engage in experiential programs of learning. Math Club –
Students sign up for one of several options: either an interdisciplinary program, a Mu Alpha Theta
service program, or an independent project. Each program and project is designed to Miracle Tutors
spark curiosity, help students become deeply and personally involved in their work, Mock Trial
and encourage opportunities for service learning in the wider community. Below Moot Beit Din
is a sampling of past offerings: National Honor Society
• Biomedical Research Operation Smile
• Local Service in Orange County Poetry Club
• Fitness Political Debate Club
• Marketing Internship for an NGO Red Cross
• Domestic Service in Portland, Oregon Science Club
• Intelligence Tradecraft Sports Debate Club
• Grassroots Political Organizing
• Multiplayer Game Design Varsity Athletics
• International Service in Thailand 2018–2019

Service Learning Girls
Upper School students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of Basketball
community service over their four years at TVT. These may be accumulated Cheer
through various programs, the most significant of which are experiential service- Cross Country
learning programs that happen both domestically and internationally during the Soccer
last two weeks of the school year for grades 9 and 10, as well as a summer extension Tennis
program that occurs for our 11th graders in Israel. Throughout the year, students Volleyball
commit to undergoing skills-based training while also learning background education
about the communities they plan to serve. Locations for the 2018-2019 school year Boys
are still to be determined. Baseball
Cross Country


AMDA, College and Conservatory of Drew University Oregon State University University of Chicago
the Performing Arts Drexel University Pace University, New York City University of Colorado at Boulder
American Jewish University Duke University Pennsylvania State University University of Connecticut
American University Eckerd College Pennsylvania State University, University of Denver
Arizona State University Elon University World Campus University of Florida
Babson College Emory University Pitzer College University of Illinois at Chicago
Baruch College of the CUNY Florida State University Portland State University University of Illinois at Urbana-
Bates College Fordham University Purdue University Champaign
Bentley University Fordham University, Lincoln Center Reed College University of Kansas
Bnot Torah Institute, Sharfman’s Campus/Rose Hill Campus Rutgers University, New Brunswick University of La Verne
Boston University Georgia Institute of Technology Saddleback College University of Maine
Brandeis University Goucher College San Diego State University University of Maryland, College Park
Brown University Grand Canyon University San Francisco State University University of Miami
Bryant University Grinnell College San Jose State University University of Michigan
Butler University Hamilton College, NY Santa Barbara City College University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
California Lutheran University Harvard University Santa Clara University University of Mississippi
California Northstate University Harvey Mudd College Santa Monica College University of Nevada, Reno
California Polytechnic Haverford College Scripps College University of Oregon
State University, San Luis Obispo Hawaii Pacific University Siena College University of Pennsylvania
California State Polytechnic Hofstra University Sonoma State University University of Puget Sound
University, Pomona Hult International Business School in Southern Methodist University University of Rhode Island
California State University, San Francisco and London Stanford University University of Richmond
Channel Islands Humboldt State University Stony Brook University University of San Diego
California State University, Chico Indiana University at Bloomington Syracuse University University of San Francisco
California State University, Fresno Irvine Valley College Texas A&M University University of South Carolina
California State University, Fullerton Jewish Theological Seminary Texas Christian University University of Southern California
California State University, of America The George Washington University University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Long Beach Johns Hopkins University The New School, All Divisions University of the Pacific
California State University, Kalamazoo College The Ohio State University University of Toronto Undergraduate
Monterey Bay Kenyon College The University of Alabama Only (Faculty of Arts and Science)
California State University, Knox College The University of Arizona University of Virginia
Northridge Lehigh University The University of Georgia University of Washington
California State University, Lipscomb University The University of Tampa University of West Florida
Sacramento Loyola Marymount University The University of Texas, Austin University of Wisconsin, Madison
California State University, Loyola University Chicago Tufts University Utah State University
San Marcos Machon Ma’ayan Tulane University Villanova University
Carnegie Mellon University Marymount California University Union College (New York) Wake Forest University
Case Western Reserve University Miami University, Oxford University of California, Berkeley Washington College
Chapman University Michigan State University University of California, Davis Washington State University
Claremont McKenna College Midreshet Moriah University of California, Irvine Washington University in St. Louis
Clemson University Montana State University, Bozeman University of California, Westmont College
College of Charleston Muhlenberg College Los Angeles Whittier College
Colorado College New York University University of California, Merced Woodbury University
Colorado State University Nichols College University of California, Riverside
Colorado State University Pueblo North Carolina State University University of California, San Diego Information valid as of 9.17.18.
Concordia University, Irvine Northeastern University University of California,
Cornell University Occidental College Santa Barbara Institutions listed in bold indicate
Cuesta College Orange Coast College University of California, Santa Cruz matriculation selections for the
DePaul University Class of 2018.

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