Civic Spirit Schools

Civic Spirit began in 2018 as a coalition of 13 Jewish and Catholic independent schools in the New York Metropolitan area, who are committed to teaching civic virtues and building civic leadership in their educational communities.

To date, we have worked with over 400 middle and high educators across the United States in our cohort program and through our virtual symposiums and workshops. Each school in our network draws on its own ethical and philosophical mission as a starting point for the cultivation of a renewed sense of civic responsibility.

School administrators, faculty, educators, and youth development professionals are the backbone of Civic Spirit. Through commitment and love of teaching, they create innovative ways to foster civic belonging, knowledge, and responsibility, integrating the unique assets and culture of their school and/or organization.

The dynamic Civic Spirit network ensures opportunity for educators and students to build fellowship and practice civil discourse and problem-solving across diverse demographics and systems.

If you or your school is interested in becoming a member of the Civic Spirit community, please contact our executive director, Rabbi Charlie Savenor, at: charlie@civicspirit.org


Below is a list of schools and non-profit organizations that have participated in Civic Spirit educator and student programming.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School – New York, NY
Atlanta Jewish Academy – Atlanta, GA
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School – Brooklyn, NY
Bishop Lynch High School – Dallas, TX
Bornblum Jewish Community School – Memphis, TN
Brandeis Marin – San Rafael, CA
De La Salle Academy – New York, NY
DRS Yeshiva High School – Woodmere, NY
Epstein Hillel School – Marblehead, MA
Ezra Academy – Woodbridge, CT
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School – Palo Alto, CA
Golda Och Academy – West Orange, NJ
Gottesman RTW Academy – Randolph, NJ
Gratz Academy – Philadelphia, PA
Hannah Senesh Community Day School – Brooklyn, NY
Hartford International University for Religion and Peace – Hartford, CT
Hebrew Academy of Long Beach – Woodmere, NY
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County – Nassau County, NY
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway (HAFTR) – Cedarhurst, NY
Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy – Bryn Mawr, PA
Jewish Community Day School (JCDS) – Watertown, MA
Jewish Educational Center – Elizabeth, NJ
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy – Livingston, NJ
Kingsway Christian School – Avon, Indiana
La Salle Academy – New York, NY
Loyola School – New York, NY
Lumen Verum Academy – Braintree, MA
Luria Academy – Brooklyn, NY
Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls – Teaneck, NJ
Martin Saints Classical High School – Oreland, PA
Mathematics, Civics and Sciences Charter School – Philadelphia, PA
Mazel Day School – Brooklyn, NY
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital – Washington, D.C.
Milwaukee Jewish Day School – Milwaukee, WI
Milwaukee Marshall High School – Milwaukee, WI
MTA/Yeshiva University High School for Boys – New York, NY
Muslim Community Network – New York, NY
Next Generation Politics – New York, NY
North Shore Hebrew Academy High School – Great Neck, NY
Rambam Mesivta – Inwood, NY
SAR High School – Riverdale, NY
Schechter Manhattan – New York, NY
Shalhevet High School – Los Angeles, CA
Shulamith School for Girls – Woodmere, NY
Solomon Schechter Day School in Boston – Boston, MA
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County – New Milford, NJ
St. Jean Baptiste High School – New York, NY
St. Joseph High School – Trumbull, CT
St. Peter’s High School – Staten Island, NY
Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls – Hewlett, NY
Temple Emanuel – Newton, MA
The Frisch School – Paramus, NJ
The Heschel School – New York, NY
The IDEA School – Tenafly, NJ
The Leffell School – Hartsdale, NY
The Ramaz School – New York, NY
The Weber High School – Atlanta, GA
The Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History – Philadelphia, PA
Torah Academy for Girls – Far Rockaway, NY
Torah Academy of Bergen County – Teaneck, NJ
Xaverian High School – Brooklyn, NY
Yavneh Academy – Paramus, NJ
Yeshiva University High School for Girls – Hollis, NY
Yeshiva University High School of Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA
Youth Revive, Inc. – Dallas, TX

To view a list of schools that have participated in Civic Spirit’s We the Educators symposium, please click on the following link below.

We the Educators – 2021 and 2022 Participating Schools

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School
La Salle Academy
De La Salle Academy
Luria Academy
SAR Academy
Shalhevet High School
St. Jean Baptiste High School
St. Joseph High School
St. Peter's High School
The Heschel School
The Frisch School
The Ramaz School
Yeshiva University High School for Boys
Yeshiva University High School for Girls
Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls