The Derech Avot Beit Midrash Junior High and High School for Boys in Efrat places special emphasis on making both Torah studies and general studies interesting and enjoyable. In its effort to answer the needs of each individual student, Derech Avot makes use of special enrichment classes, tutoring programs and other reinforcements. In addition, there are specialized tracks to cater to the needs of the diverse student body.
A variety of majors are on offer, such as film, physics, computers, history, biology, Israel studies, law, agriculture, and art. The school also offers two tracks for limudei kodesh, one more intensive than the other.
In addition to the formal learning, the school also has a number of informal educational programs including: day trips, special Rosh Chodesh activities, creative projects, drama classes, and social initiatives.
A rich extra-curricular program is also an integral part of the school’s educational philosophy as students volunteer weekly helping the aged, disabled, or disadvantaged.
Like all OTS high schools, Derech Avot aims to develop Jewish young adults who are proud of their faith and their observance, who can express their beliefs in an articulate manner, who are responsible and active citizens of the State of Israel.