What are Wornick alumni saying about their experience at Wornick?
“I never thought a Jewish education would help me in a secular school, but I was beyond wrong. The analytical skills I developed through studying Torah and Jewish Studies translated perfectly to in-depth literary analysis skills which I used in various classes for the rest of my academic career.
The small class sizes and one-on-one guidance I received from teachers at Wornick helped to develop my communication and interpersonal skills. In high school and college, I was never afraid or hesitant to ask my teachers for clarification or extra help (to my surprise, my classmates were). That was the key to my academic success, hands down.”
- Lauren Newman, class of 2009, Menlo High School, Loyola Marymount University senior, M-School Institute of Marketing
“Being a student at Wornick has shaped who I am today. Having a supportive and inclusive environment at such a young age molded my character and prioritized the development of my character. Being immersed in a community that has strong roots in Jewish values and ethics, instilled positive behaviors that I still act upon today, such as my inseparable connection to Israel, Jewish life, and a desire to be a leader.
The small environment allowed me to grow my confidence and communication skills with teachers which set me apart from my peers in high school and college. I also have the honor of saying that I am still close friends with many of my peers from Wornick whom I first met in kindergarten.
Academically, Wornick taught me how to think critically, which was evident in the way my teachers approached learning in a wide array of fields. Critical thinking is the most valuable skills that one can have going into high school, college, and the work force.”
- Phillip Yurchenko, class of 2011, Kehillah Jewish High School, Wake Forest University sophomore
“My Wornick education began in fourth grade as a transfer student. From that point, I was given several opportunities for growth in areas that would have otherwise been untouched at a larger school. Areas such as critical thinking, participation in varsity athletics, and public speaking, all of which have been essential to my high school, college, and work experiences.”
- Ian Ullmann, class of 2010, Jewish Community High School of the Bay, Bard College junior, Air Force reserves
“The Wornick education has shown me the importance of creating community in the academic space. The ability to connect with teachers, collaborate with students, and learn outside of the classroom (especially during the 8th grade Israel trip) is because of my Wornick experience.”
- Sophie Rubin, class of 2010, Aragon High School, Chapman College junior
“My Wornick education allowed me to grow in the safety of a community that valued each individual, empowering me to pursue my goals in high school and college with confidence, and more importantly, with good values and morals that I developed in my 9 years at Wornick.”
- Dalia Jude, class of 2010, Sequoia High School, IB Program, Northwestern University junior, School of Journalism
How can Wornick alumni keep in touch with Wornick?
There are lots of ways to stay connected! Follow Wornick on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all the latest news. #ConnectWithWornick! You are also welcome to visit any time, or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We also want to hear from you! Fill out this Google Form to let us know what is happening in your life -- high school, college, work, moves, anything you want to share with your Wornick family!
Click here to read the latest Alumni Newsletter.
Where do Wornick alumni go for high school and college?
Recent Wornick alumni have attended the following high schools:
|Aragon High School||Lowell High School|
|Burlingame High School||Middle College|
|Capuchino High School||Mercy High School|
|Carlmont High School||Millbrook School|
|Castilleja High School||Menlo School|
|Design Tech High School||Notre Dame High School|
|Everest High School||Nueva High School|
|Gunn High School||Pinewood High School|
|Hillsdale High School||Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts|
|Interlochen Arts Academy||St. Francis High School|
|Jewish Community High School||San Mateo High School|
|Fusion Academy||Sequoia High School|
|Kehillah High School||Serra High School|
|Lick-Wilmerding High School||Summit High School|
Recent Wornick alumni have attended the following colleges and universities for undergraduate and graduate degrees:
|Bard College||Scripps College|
|Boston University||Seattle University|
|Brandeis University||Stanford University|
|Cal Poly||Syracuse University|
|Chapman College||Tel Aviv University|
|Columbia University||Tulane University|
|Cornell University||University of Arizona|
|Dartmouth||University of California|
|Elon University||University of Colorado Boulder|
|Emory University||University of Chicago|
|Harvard University||University of Denver|
|Harvey Mudd College||University of Judaism|
|Hebrew Union College||University of Maryland|
|Indiana University||University of Massachusetts|
|Johns Hopkins University||University of Michigan|
|London School of Economics||University of North Carolina|
|McGill University||University of Oregon|
|MIT||University of the Pacific|
|New York University||University of Pennsylvania|
|Northeastern||University of San Diego|
|Northern Arizona University||University of Southern California|
|Northwestern||University of Utah|
|Occidental College||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|Oregon State University||Vanderbilt University|
|Pitzer College||Wake Forest University|
|Pratt Institute||Washington University St. Louis|
|Princeton University||Wesleyan University|
|Purdue University||Western Michigan State|
|Reed College||Yale University|
|Rhode Island School of Design|
We hope that the values of service and giving continue with you through high school, college and beyond. To ensure that others have the same opportunity to experience a Wornick education, we invite you to get involved or make a donation. Every contribution in all forms can make an impact. For more information, please email development@wornickjds.