The Historical Schools
Spread out through the three main cities in Israel and in Mikve Israel, these schools form a model of educational excellence by placing an emphasis on social involvement and human rights. The historical schools include: the Alliance high school in Tel Aviv, Alliance Israélite Universelle high school in Haifa, Rene Cassin high school and the Braunschvig Masorati high school in Jerusalem. They instill in their students the values of Alliance Israélite Universelle, which are manifested in striving for educational excellence, teaching social activism in the spirit of Jewish values and contributing to the community. This network also includes the School for the Deaf in Jerusalem, in which deaf schoolchildren, both Jews and Arabs, with various mental and physical disabilities study together and form a unique model of coexistence. There are three schools in the Mikve Israel Youth Village, established in 1870, as the first agricultural school for the Jewish people in the land of Israel: a state high school and a religious state high school that specialize in teaching life and natural sciences, environmental sciences, and biotechnology; and a French-Israeli high school in memory of Raymond Leven, established in 2007 as a joint initiative of the Israeli and French governments.