HaKfar HaYarok School is a hotbed for gifted and excellent students, and is today the largest and leading school in Israel for gifted students.
All students receive exposure to the environmental leadership core program. The diverse learning programs offered at the school include:
The school is equipped with the best computer and communications technology. The level of study is very high, and has yielded, and continues to yield scientists, engineers, media people, artists and more.
Over the last few years Hakfar Hayarok conducted an educational experiment in the area of environmental leadership, supported by the Department for Experimentation and Entrepreneurship at the Ministry of Education. For 5 years Hakfar Hayarok was recognised as an experimental school, and beginning in the school year 2010-11 has become a distribution center for its program for the development of environmental leadership.
To date some 2000 students attend Hakfar Hayarok school, both boarders and day students, divided into the upper and the lower school.
THE LOWER SCHOOL: 7th and 8th Grade
The lower school, for 7th and 8th grades has its own independent compound area, with a dedicated office and management.
The curriculum for 7th-8th grades consists of a core program, including the unique program developed by HaKfar Hayarok, and a selected specialty.
In the core program students learn the mandatory subjects determined by the Ministry of Education, such as Math, English, Literature, Composition and Grammar etc. Students also follow the unique program developed at Hakfar Hayarok including field studies- theory and practice, biology and environment and leadership workshops. Elective classes are offered in a range of subjects from the humanities, social studies, art and physical education.
For their specialty program, students are placed in classes from among the following tracks:
Science Specialty - MOFET (math, physics, programming)
This specialty is intended for students with high learning motivation, excellent achievement and an interest in exact sciences and computer science. Studies in 7th and 8th grades focus on math and physics, and beginning in 9th grade on computer sciences.
Pre-Medicine and Veterinary Specialty
This specialty is intended for students with high learning motivation, excellent achievement and an interest in natural and life sciences. Studies focus on math, physics, chemistry and biology.
Environmental Leadership Specialty
This specialty is intended for students with high learning motivation, excellent achievement and an interest in humanities and social affairs. Studies focus on the development of leadership skills and social entrepreneurship, study of the environment, field tours and activism, and social projects.
English Environmental Leadership
Students with excellent and native English skills may study in the English environmental leadership class, which integrates the curriculum of the environmental leadership specialty with expanded studies in the English language, and additional English language contents.
Specialty programs are enriched with studies in art, music, theatre, TV and Cinema.
Arts, Theatre and Classical Music Specialty
This specialty is intended for students with excellent achievements and an interest in one of the following fields: visual arts, theatre, classical music. Students in this specialty may expand their studies in one of these fields beginning in 7th grade.
THE UPPER SCHOOL: 9th grade - 12th grade
In 9th grade students join the upper school in the main building. 9th grade is the year of transition, when students crystallize their educational future and reach decisions regarding the various high school majors. From 10th grade on students specialize in their selected majors.
Studies in 10th to 12th grades include the core subjects for the Bagrut matriculation examinations, and the selected major subjects. Each student is required to select at least one major program (megama) in order to be eligible for a full Bagrut certificate. Hakfar Hayarok students may select more than one major.
Beginning in 9th grade, each student commits to an agricultural or service area in which he or she is scheduled to work. Work at Hakfar Hayarok is an integral part of the unique study and education program of the village.