NYHS is a school where values and character matter. Our students are prepared to be civically engaged and leaders in campus life. Most importantly, our students are "menschen", who conduct themselves with integrity, empathy, and strength. Built into the very essence of the NYHS experience is a sound educational philosophy predicated upon the value of student agency. As such, we value education over indoctrination. Whether we are learning a Biblical text or a work of Shakespeare, students are encouraged to ask questions, notice details, name ambiguities, compare and contrast different perspectives, and monitor their own reactions to a text.