Welcome to the Bet Shemesh Educational Center
The Bet Shemesh Educational Center (BSEC) is an exceptional boarding school for at-risk boys between the ages of 12 and 19.
The majority of our students’ parents did not graduate high school. When combined with the very low economic standing of their families, our students experience pressure at home to join the work force as soon as possible. Many of their parents have their own emotional or psychological challenges which prevent them from providing their children with the support and encouragement that they need to succeed at school. In many cases, untreated learning disabilities are also obstacles to their academic success.
Our goal: By providing personal attention and encouragement, with a tailored academic program for each student, we strive to give them the best chance to pass the Israeli high school matriculation tests, continue on to post- high school religious studies and meaningful Israeli army or other national service, and then higher education.