New Community Jewish High School

New Community Jewish High School will open the 2013-2014 school year at its new West Hills campus.

7353 Valley Circle Blvd., West Hills | Fall 2013: 22622 Vanowen St., West Hills | (818) 348-0048 |

New Community Jewish High School will open the 2013-2014 school year at its new West Hills campus. Its mission is to raise up a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and tradition shape and guide their vision, and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom. The college preparatory program, grades 9–12, features rigorous academic and Advanced Placement courses, electives, Sci Tech program, competitive athletic teams, performing arts and musical theatre, Science Academy, a comprehensive college guidance program, Israel exchange programs, social action and leadership opportunities, robotics and debate teams, a civil rights journey through the south and a senior trip to New Orleans. The 2013-14 school year admission season is underway.

Tell us about your team.

“The NCJHS team is led by Dr. Bruce Powell, a world-renowned educator who is the founding Head of School. Dr. Powell is one of the preeminent visionary leaders in the movement to develop Jewish day high schools throughout America. His charismatic leadership, passion for Jewish education, and standards of excellence have created a unique educational community. Dr. Powell’s team includes principal Ellen Howard, Rabbi-in-Residence David Vorspan and 90 teachers, administrators, staff members and coaches.”

What benefits do children gain from your school?

“At NCJHS, you can create and shape the future, innovate, imagine and pursue bold passion at a school that enables your mind and spirit to soar, rather than just impart rote learning. You can become an inspired leader who, in the best of Jewish tradition, will seek social justice and peace in Israel and the world. You can become a person of character who will be a respectful, knowledgeable and collaborative leader who conducts him/herself in accordance with ethical standards. In other words, an A+ student and an A+ human being.”


What do kids love most about your school?

“There is just as much focus on doing well in life as there is on doing well as a student. Students embrace the learning, not just the grades, and the unending opportunities they have to find their unique gifts, become leaders on the field, on stage, in the classroom and in the community.”