Founded in 1952 by the Jewish Agency for Israel and the Kiryat Yearim Switzerland Friends Association, the youth village serves 145 junior and senior high school pupils, all of whom reside on site in dormitories. The village's school features small-sized classes enabling personal attention to each pupil.
Situated in the Judean Mountains near Jerusalem, Kiryat Yearim offers pupils a gamut of activities including horseback riding, music training, choir, computers, photography, jewelry craftsmanship, video editing, tennis, bicycling, cooking, carpentry, theater and soccer.
Pupils include native Israelis along with olim from the FSU and Ethiopia. Students may choose from several high school tracks: art, telecommunications, theater and agriculture.
For more information, visit the Kiryat Yearim web site (Hebrew) at www.yearim.org.il.