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Published by TVT communications, 2018-01-29 19:17:14

Upper School Profile 2017-18

TVT Community Day School's Upper School Profile

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Truth | Kindness | Respect | Repair the World | Justice | Community Community and School

Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School (TVT) is Faculty Jeff Davis
one of Orange County’s oldest independent, TVT selects faculty who are Head of School
college preparatory, co-educational day school academically and pedagogically Jill Quigley
for students in grades TK through 12. Celebrating accomplished. Of the 27 teachers Principal
its 25 year anniversary, TVT was established in at the Upper School, 19 of them Middle & Upper Schools
1991 as a Lower School and subsequently opened hold advanced degrees. Johnathan Rastello
the Middle School and Upper School in 1997. TVT Director
is dedicated to building an inclusive pluralistic Upper School Enrollment College Counseling
education community where mutual respect is Bryonna Fisco
paramount. Students come from 115 feeder Class of 2018 43 Seniors Director
schools representing 33 cities/communities in Admissions
greater Orange County. For the 2017-2018 Class of 2019 39 Juniors Grace Rios
academic year, 33.3% of the students receive Assistant
needs based assistance totaling $1.7 million. Class of 2020 32 Sophomores Registrar & College
Accredited by CAIS and WASC, TVT provides an Class of 2021 34 Freshmen
innovative dual curriculum and individualized Upper School
learning that challenges students to think critically, Total Enrollment 148 5 Federation Way
work collaboratively and explore creatively in Irvine, California 92603
order to realize their fullest potential. From the Graduation Requirements 949.509.9500
time students enter our vibrant community, they Students have two options for
participate in both Jewish studies and Hebrew TVT diplomas: CEEB: 051269
language along with our dynamic secular curricula
utilizing technology and e-curriculum that TVT Diploma Accreditation and
embraces students for their individual strengths (Minimum of 290 credits) Recognition
and talents. Academic achievement is one aspect TVT Diploma with Gold
of the TVT experience which emphasizes core Distinction Data updated: August 25, 2017
values of Truth, Kindness, Respect, Repair the (Minimum of 310 credits)
World, Justice and Community. Through immersion
and service learning projects, students engage in Credits
high-quality, hands-on experiences designed to
spark curiosity and to ignite a passion for lifelong Judaic Studies/Hebrew 80*
learning. TVT graduates are inquisitive learners,
compassionate citizens and courageous leaders English 40
in their community and in the world.
History 40
General Curriculum
The curriculum at TVT is rigorous and college Science 30
preparatory. Students are expected to carry
no fewer than seven courses each semester (one physical/one biological)
(the exception of their senior year). Honors and
Advanced Placement coursework are available Mathematics 30
to students who have completed the appropriate (through Algebra 2)
prerequisites and have the recommendation
of faculty, after successful completion of a Visual/Performing Arts 10
placement test.
Physical Ed./Athletics 20

Electives 40

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

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Testing and Advanced Placement Honors Classes Advanced Placement
Algebra 1 Classes
Daily Schedule Algebra 2/Trig.
TVT’s students enroll in a comprehensive, dual curriculum Biology Biology
of college preparatory general studies and Jewish studies Chemistry Calculus AB
courses. Students usually carry eight classes per semester. Economics Calculus BC
TVT has a rotating schedule with twice weekly study English 9 Chemistry
blocks and weekly Town Hall and T’Fillah (prayer) English 10 Computer Science
meetings. Geometry English Language
Hebrew 5 English Literature
Innovation Institute Hebrew 6 Environmental Science
TVT’s Innovation Institute (II) offers programs that Hebrew 7 European History
encourage students to execute skills deeply and to bring Hebrew 8 Government*
the lessons of these programs to broader communities of Pre-Calculus Music Theory
learning locally, nationally and globally. These programs Physics 1
encourage students to become role models for (13 Courses) Physics C: Mechanics
adventurous learning by rewarding experimentation, Physics C: E and M
self-direction and risk-taking. II programming integrates Psychology
diverse disciplines in a coherent, fresh approach that isn’t Spanish Language
represented by a traditional class or program. Statistics
Studio Art
U.S. History*

(19 Courses)
*offered every other year

Class of 2017 Average SAT Scores Average ACT Scores Grading Scale

(2400 Point Scale) (1600 Point Scale) Composite 30.7 Point
Total 1870 Total 1390 English 32.4 Value
Writing 605 Mathematics 725 Math 29.8
Math 665 Evidence Based Reading 3 1 .1 A 93–100 4
Science 30.5 A- 90–92 3.67
Critical Reading 600 Reading & Writing 675 B+ 87–89 3.33

37 Seniors | 100% Attending 4-year Colleges B 83–86 3
B- 80–82 2.67
C+ 77–79 2.33
C 73–76 2
Class of 2016 Average SAT Scores Average ACT Scores National Merit Program C- 70–72 1.67

Total 1868 Composite 29.1 Scholars 5 D+ 67–69 1.33
English 30.8 Finalists 11
Writing 629 Math 27.8 Semifinalists 12 D 63–66 1
Math 633 Reading 29.6
Critical Reading 607 Science 28.5 Commended 32 D- 60–62 0.67
F 59–below 0
Hispanic Scholars 4

47 Seniors | 81% Attending 4-year Colleges | 19% Intl Studies/IDF/2 year

AP Exams May 2017 May 2016 May 2015
88 students 98 students 107 students
208 exams 192 exams 261 exams
37 AP Scholars 41 AP Scholars 47 AP Scholars

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Student Life Student Organizations

Poland And Israel AIPAC
During junior year, TVT students engage in intense study of Israel and the Holocaust. At ASB
the end of the year, the 11th graders embark on a three-week trip to Poland and Israel California Scholarship
that brings their learning to life. It is expected that they will grow as individuals and
as a group, returning poised for the leadership opportunities that will come their way Federation
as seniors and beyond. Hevra (social action)
Honor Committee
Immersion Junior State of America
During the final two weeks of the school year, ninth and tenth grade students spend Make a Wish
two weeks outside the traditional classroom working and learning side by side with Math Club –
faculty members on a service program, interdisciplinary course, or independent project.
Programs, courses, and projects are designed to spark curiosity, to help students Mu Alpha Theta
become deeply and personally involved in their work, and to encourage opportunities Mock Trial
for service learning in the wider community. Below is a sampling of these courses: Moot Beit Din
National Honor Society
• Local Service in Orange County Operation Smile
• Domestic Service in Portland, Oregon Poetry Club
• International Service in Tanzania Red Cross
• Fitness Sports Debate Club
• Cooking
• Biomedical Research Varsity Athletics
Service Learning
Upper School students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours of community Girls
service over their four years at TVT. These may be accumulated through various Basketball
programs, the most significant of which are experiential service-learning programs that Cheer
happen both domestically and internationally during the last two weeks of the school Cross Country
year for grades 9 and 10, as well as a summer extension program that happens for our Soccer
11th graders in Israel. Throughout the year, students commit to undergoing skills-based Softball
training while also learning background education about the communities they plan to Tennis
serve. Locations for the 2017–2018 school year are still be determined. Volleyball

Cross Country

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College Acceptances Classes of 2001-2017

• Academy of Art, San Francisco • Drew University • Norwich University • University of Connecticut
• Adelphi University • Drexel University • Notre Dame • University of Delaware
• Allegheny College • Duke University • Oberlin College • University of Denver
• American Jewish University • Earlham College • Occidental College • University of Florida
• The American Musical and • Elmira College • Ohio State University • University of Georgia
• Elon University • Ohio University • University of Hawaii
Dramatic Academy – NYC • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical • Orange Coast College • University of Illinois at Chicago
• American University • Oregon State University • University of Illinois at Urbana-
• Arizona State University University • Pace University
• Art Institute of San Francisco • Emerson College • Pennsylvania State University Champaign
• Art Institute of Southern California • Emily Carr University • Pepperdine University • University of Iowa
• Babson College • Emory University • Pitzer College • University of Kansas
• Bard College • Emunah V’ Omanut • Pomona College • University of LaVerne
• Baruch College of the CUNY • Evergreen State University • Portland State University • University of Maryland
• Bates College • Florida State University • Pratt Institute • University of Mary Washington
• Bentley University • Fordham University • Princeton University • University of Massachusetts
• Boise State University • Franklin Pierce University • Purdue University • University of Miami
• Boston College • Franklin and Marshall College • Quinnipiac University • University of Miami-Ohio
• Boston University • The George Washington University • Reed College • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
• Brandeis University • George Mason University • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
• Brown University • Georgetown University • Rochester Institute of Technology • University of Mississippi
• Bryant University • Georgia Institute of Technology • Rose-Hulman Institute of • University of Nebraska
• Bryn Mawr College • Goucher College • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
• Bucknell University • Grinnell College Technology • University of Nevada, Reno
• California Institute of Technology • Hamilton College – NY • Rutgers University • University of New Hampshire
• California Lutheran University • Hampshire College • Saddleback College • University of North Carolina
• California Northstate University • Harvard University • San Diego State University • University of Notre Dame
• California Polytechnic State • Harvey Mudd College • San Francisco State University • University of Oregon
• Haverford College • Santa Barbara City College • University of the Pacific
University, San Luis Obispo • Hawaii Pacific University • Santa Clara University • University of Pennsylvania
• California Polytechnic State • Hebrew University • School of the Art Institute of Chicago • University of Pittsburgh
• Hofstra University • School of the Museum of Fine Arts • University of Portland
University, Pomona • Hult International Business School • Scripps College • University of Puget Sound
• California State University, Fresno • Humboldt State University • Siena College • University of Redlands
• California State University, Fullerton • Indiana University • Skidmore College • University of Richmond
• California State University, • Irvine Valley College • Sonoma State University • University of Rochester
• Ithaca College • Southern Methodist University • University of San Diego
Long Beach • James Madison University • Stanford University • University of San Francisco
• California State University, • Johns Hopkins University • Stern College • University of South Carolina
• Johnson and Wales University • Stony Brook University • University of South Dakota
Monterey Bay • Kansas University • Suffolk University • University of Southern California
• California State University, • Kenyon College • Swarthmore College • University of Tampa
• Knox College • Syracuse University • University of Tennessee, Knoxville
San Diego • Lawrence University • Texas A&M • University of Texas at Austin
• California State University, • Lehigh University • The New School • University of Virginia
• Lesley College • Tufts University • University of Utah
San Francisco • Lewis & Clark College • Tulane University • University of Washington
• California State University, • Linfield University • Union College • University of West Florida
• Long Island University • University of Alabama, Huntsville • University of Wisconsin
San Marcos • Louisiana State University • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa • Utica College
• Carleton College • Loyola Marymount University • University of Arkansas, Little Rock • Wagner College
• Carnegie Mellon University • Manhanttanville College • University of Arizona • Wake Forest University
• Case Western University • Marshall University • University of British Colombia • Washington State University
• Chaminade University • Massachusetts College of Art & • University of California, Berkeley • Washington University, St. Louis
• Chapman University • University of California, Davis • Wellesley College
• Claremont McKenna College Design • University of California, Irvine • Western Oregon University
• Clark College • Massachusetts Institute of • University of California, • Western Washington University
• Clemson University • Westmont College
• Colby College Technology Los Angeles • West Virginia University,
• Colgate University • McGill University • University of California Merced
• College for Creative Studies • Michigan State University • University of California Riverside Institute of Technology
• College of Charleston • Montana State University, Bozeman • University of California San Diego • Whitman College
• Colorado College • Mount Holyoke College • University of California, • Whittier College
• Colorado School of the Mines • National Maritime Academies • Willamette University
• Colorado State University • New York University Santa Barbara • Williams College
• Colorado State University Pueblo • Nichols College • University of California Santa Cruz • Woodbury University
• Columbia College Chicago • North Carolina State University • University of Chicago • Yale University​
• Columbia University • North Dakota State University • University of Colorado at Boulder
• Columbia University- • Northern Arizona University • University of Colorado at *Information valid as of 8/25/2017
• Northeastern University School matriculation for the class
Jewish Theological Seminary • Northwestern University Colorado Springs
• Cornell University • University of Colorado at Denver of 2017
• Creighton University
• Cuesta College
• Dartmouth College
• Depaul University
• Dickinson College

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