A sizable turn-out of eighth graders from many metropolitan elementary schools received a taste of what their high school experience at the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls would be like. On Thursday, December 16, student ambassadors welcomed aspiring high schoolers who got a glimpse of some of the highlights that SKA has to offer, along with the warmth and energy it projects. Mrs. Elisheva Kaminetsky, Principal, Judaic Studies, Mrs. Bluma Drebin, Principal, General Studies, Ms. Elana Flaumenhaft, Associate Principal, Mrs. Shira Englander, Dean of Students, Ms. Lisa Fogel, SKA Social Worker and Rabbi Yosef Zakutinsky, Director of Student Programs and Admissions, personally greeted all the girls they had met during the interview process and the Open House, and gave a brief description about the day.

The eighth graders then heard from SKA panelists from different grades and varying elementary yeshivos who discussed their own experiences since coming to the school. The SKA students happily described what it’s like to enter a new school and how comfortable they were made to feel. Each panelist mentioned how eager everyone was to make new friends and how hard the administration and faculty worked to make them feel at home and cared for.

The incoming students were able to attend several ongoing core and elective classes, giving them the chance to observe the unique academics that are available at SKA.

Seats at each table at the delicious and informative lunch were filled with SKA ambassadors, enveloping the eighth graders with their enthusiasm. This was also another opportunity for the visitors to familiarize themselves with the many SKA activities and events offered.

Following lunch, it was time for clubs! The eighth graders participated in a variety of creative opportunities such as sushi making, dance, and basketball, among others, and a Gallery of Inspiration workshop with Mrs. Kaminetsky. The day provided a wonderful preview of what an incredible high school experience at SKA could be.

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2026!