Last year, DRS was evaulated in the rigorous Middle States reaccreditation process, as the school continued to strive for excellence in all aspects of education, Judaics and student life.
Every seven years, DRS undergoes reaccreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools through a comprehensive analysis of 12 core standards to ensure excellence in all disciplines - from mission to academics to guidance services.
The 18-month process included significant input from parents, students, faculty members and administrators through various media. Based on the feedback received, a planning committee comprised of parents, administrators and teachers was formed to look for areas for potential improvement.
The committee identified the yeshiva’s many strengths and chose to focus on improvement in four specific areas: English literacy and writing skills, Gemara reading skills, digital literacy, and guidance. After a careful analysis, an action plan for the coming years was developed in each area identified for improvement.
“This is a very exciting time for DRS professionally,” said General Studies Principal Dr. Gerald Kirshenbaum. “This process allowed our entire staff and the DRS community to validate what we’ve been doing at look at areas for growth.”