What is Module Based instruction, and why is it so effective?
The modular approach shifts traditional textbook-based methods of instruction to an outcome-oriented learning paradigm. Modularization divides a curriculum into small, discrete modules or units that are typically short in duration, making it easier for students to remain engaged throughout the lesson. This results in a more focused and efficient learning experience.
Can LifePrep graduates receive an accredited diploma?
Yes, but the details vary by state. In New Jersey, for example, LifePrep’s curriculum satisfies the requirements necessary to earn a diploma. In New York, however, five Regents courses, which we have also redesigned, must be integrated into the program to prepare the students for the Regents exams. The courses themselves can then be structured to satisfy state requirements for credits and instructional hours as well, which is the second component necessary for a Regents diploma.
How can one program be the solution when each Yeshiva is unique in its own way?
LifePrep is not a one-size-fits-all. Each principal works with LifePrep to tailor the program to his yeshiva. One of LifePrep’s greatest strengths is its adaptability. Although LifePrep has created a full suite of courses, decisions such as which courses to offer and how many periods to provide are entirely at the individual Yeshiva’s discretion.
How much does it cost Yeshivos?
Yeshivos participating in the LifePrep system generally pay a premium of what amounts to an average of 20% more. Yeshivos view this worthwhile investment favorably as it relieves them of a tremendous burden and allows them to devote their energies elsewhere.
What track record does LifePrep have?
LifePrep launched four years ago and is now being run with tremendous success in more than a dozen Yeshivos. These include world-renowned yeshivas such as Yeshiva Shaarei Chaim of Far Rockaway, Yeshivas Novominsk and Chaim Berlin in Brooklyn, Yeshiva Tiferes Boruch of Springfield, Ohel Torah of Monsey, and Yeshiva Shaarei Orah - Rabbi Daniel Cohn's yeshiva, among others. In 2022, the first year Regents were administered after Covid, 97% of LifePrep talmidim passed the exams with average scores in the mid-80s all while using half the time for the life-skill based curriculum.
Does LifePrep have Rabbinical backing?
Yes. Rav Elya Brudny shlit”a, Rosh Yeshivas Mir and member of the Moetzes of Agudas Yisroel of America, has publicly stated that, in his opinion, LifePrep is not only Zikui Harabbim of the highest order but also considered Hachzakas HaTorah, due to the direct impact structured afternoons have on the bochur’s entire day. LifePrep enjoys the support of many other leading Roshei Yeshiva and Mechanchim as well, who view LifePrep -as Rav Yaakov Bender shlit”a put it, “the program Klal Yisroel has been waiting for!”