SAR High School

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Salanter Akiba of Riverdale High School
Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
Type Private high school
Established 2003
Locale Residential area
Principal Rabbi Naftali Harcsztark
Grades 9-12
Number of students ~450
Athletics Sting

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Salanter Akiba Riverdale High School (acronym: SAR High School) is a Modern Orthodox Yeshiva day school in Riverdale, New York City. It was founded in 2003. The school is affiliated with SAR Academy, which is also in Riverdale, Bronx, New York City and a little over fifty percent of the over 400 students attending SAR High School come from the Academy. The school's current Principal is Rabbi Tully Harcsztark, who has guided the creation of the school, both in terms of philosophy and structure, since the planning stages. Other administrators include Rabbi Jonathan Kroll (Judaic Studies), Dr. Mark Shinar (General Studies) and Nancy Lerea (Admissions).


Extracurricular activities

SAR High School, while only in its sixth year, already has many co-curricular activities. Students have the opportunity to contribute to a wide variety of publications including Torah Temimah, the Dvar Torah newsletter; The Buzz, the official school newspaper; Math Mag, an award winning publication; the literary journal, Euphrates; The Israel Activism Committee's Milk and Honey covering Israel current events; and the Global Awareness and Action Committee's (GAAC) publication. In 2010, during the school's midwinter break, the Spanish Club traveled to Puerto Rico as part of a cultural immersion trip.


All of SAR's teams are members of the Yeshiva High School Athletic League, which represents many of the Jewish day schools throughout the New York metropolitan area.

Sports teams have been very successful in SAR's short history, capturing the Varsity Girls Basketball title, JV Boys Basketball title, Varsity Boys Baseball title,Varsity and Junior Varsity Girls Soccer title and Boys and Girls Track Team championship, as well as runner-ups in Girls Hockey and JV Hockey. The Boys Varsity Soccer team has also won its division four years in a row. All of the sport teams carry the same team name, SAR Sting, as well as the same logo, a bee. Also, the Boys and Girls track teams have never been beaten and have always returned with the 1st Place trophies.

The SAR teams are: JV Boys Softball, V Girls Softball, V Boys Hockey, V Girls Hockey, V Boys Soccer, V Girls Soccer, JV Girls Soccer, JV boys soccer, JV Boys Basketball, V Girls Volleyball, JV Girls Volleyball, V Boys Volleyball, V Boys Baseball, Boys and Girls Track, V Boys Tennis, the fencing "club", and Boys Bowling Team led by Jeff and AJ.

Awards and honors

In its first four years, SAR students have received many prestigious awards. A student was a winner of the "The Laureates of Tomorrow" Nobel Essay Writing Contest, which enabled him to travel to Sweden for the 2006 Nobel Prize ceremony in Stockholm.[1][2]

Notable Graduates

Joseph Katz, Haley Kotch,


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