If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?
— Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

Our Mission

The Idea School’s mission is to provide students with the abilities to:

  • Nurture a relationship with Hashem and live a rich halakhic life
  • Engage with the world through the prism of Torah
  • Be passionate and curious learners
  • Understand how they can uniquely contribute to the world
  • Recognize learning as a joyful, lifelong process


Our students will emerge from The Idea School with a clear sense of why living a Torah life is meaningful and important and an understanding of how their Judaism requires them to better the world and to live in an ethically and morally responsible manner. Our students will have developed talents, skills, and interests that will provide them with a rich inner life and the ability to be successful in their college and professional lives. Finding value in being curious and inquisitive, they’ll enter the world with a desire to always keep learning.