The mission of the Conejo Hebrew High School is to teach modern and classical Hebrew language in a stimulating and invigorating learning environment to students, grades 8 - 12.
The underlying philosophy of the CHHS is that learning leads to wisdom, understanding and faith.
The school's methodology emphasizes personal responsibility, respect for others, the value of education, and the importance of Jewish heritage.
Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:45am-12:15pm and on Wednesday afternoons from 3:45-6:15pm. There is a 10 minute recess in between classes. ***Due to the current COVID 19 pandemic our classes will be held VIRTUALLY on Monday and Wednesdays from 4:00-6:15pm.***
Students will participate in a class on Modern Hebrew that focuses on oral proficiency and comprehension, verb conjugation, grammar and cursive writing. We offer separate tracks for students from Hebrew and English speaking homes.
Students participate in Classical Hebrew Text. This course is comprised of texts that include the books of Bereishit (Genesis), Shemot (Exodus), Neviim (Prophets), Mishna (Jewish Law), and Pirkei Avot (Ethics).
Our instructors work closely together to present a curriculum that is stimulating and thought provoking. Classical texts come to life as students are encouraged to discover their deeper meanings and their relevance in our day and age.
Our program is geared for students in grades 8-12. We offer classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students who speak only English as well as classes for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced students who are conversant in the Hebrew language. Our class size is typically 8-12 students per level. We place strong emphasis on individual growth and development.
In September 1999, The Conejo Jewish Academy, an educational institute in the Conejo Valley, and the Los Angeles Hebrew High School, a WASC accredited supplementary school, joined together to open a branch of LAHHS in Agoura Hills. In 2003 LAHHS modified and relocated its program. CJA partnered with Valley Torah High School and opened the Conejo Hebrew High School.
Since its inception, the CHHS has enjoyed an annual growth in enrollment. Its Board of Directors is committed to maintaining the high standard of learning and warm spirit that embodies the school.
In July 2008, the Conejo Hebrew High received its independent WASC accreditation. It is no longer affiliated with Valley Torah High School.
We are accredited by the Schools Commission of the Bureau of Jewish Education of Southern California (BJE) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students who complete the program and fulfill its requirements are eligible to receive 10 language credits per year.