PARAMUS The first day of school is fraught with anticipation and excitement for most students, but especially for the more than 600 who entered the new campus of The Frisch School last Thursday, Sept. 6, its opening day. The private, co-ed, Orthodox high school moved from its old building off Route 4 at Forest Ave. to a 13-acre facility at 1’0 W. Century Road last month. The facility is named the Henry and Esther Swieca Family Campus, after donors who gave $1.5 million and are parents of a current sophomore. The more than 140,000-square-foot academic building houses 34 classrooms, six state-of-the-art science labs, a two-floor library, an 800-seat beit knesset/auditorium, a ‘0,000-square-foot double-court gymnasium, and a student activities center. The new site also includes a softball field, running track, two tennis courts, and an outdoor basketball court.
Rabbi Eli Ciner teaches a group of students in one of the brand-new classrooms.
The facility will be formally dedicated in a ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 9, featuring Richard M. Joel, president of Yeshiva University.
"Today was an historic day for The Frisch School, as we welcomed everyone to our new campus for the first day of school," said the school’s president, David Rauch. "It was inspiring to see the reactions of our students and faculty as they entered the building. We are truly fortunate to be able to offer our children this unique educational experience."