MTI's educational philosophy is rooted in the classic principle of “חנוך לנער על פי דרכו”. We offer our students multiple shiur tracks and secular subject levels to suit varying learning levels and styles, providing the challenge needed to foster mastery of the material, as well as the acquisition of critical life skills. This educational method promotes self-confidence in all students and encourages camaraderie and interaction between students of all ages.
We believe the healthy, intellectual challenges that students face at MTI test who they are, compelling them to rise to the occasion and produce positive results. These outcomes become a source of pride to our students, strengthening them at their core and fueling successful futures.
Engaging the Mind
Rebbeim work with the talmidim, engaging their whole minds, and building deep, analytical thinking skills. Their goal is to instill a love of learning in each student and foster his growth into a complete ben Torah and a successful, proud Jew.
Limudei Kodesh subject areas include:
Gemara, Iyun: Shiurim are interactive and dynamic, guiding talmidim to deeply understand the gemara, and inculcating the skill of in-depth analysis in limud haTorah.
Gemara, Bekius: Shiurim are fast-paced, exposing students to gemara concepts and patterns and giving them a breadth of gemara knowledge.
Halacha: Shiurim cover topics that include the halachos of daily living, brachos, tefillah, Shabbos, yom tov, and kibud av v’em.
Chumash: Shiurim focus on textual skills, as well as hashkafa and mussar haTorah.
Mussar: Shiurim and discussions, based on the classic mussar seforim, are learned daily. In addition, there is a weekly shmuess given by one of the rebbeim to the whole yeshiva. Mussar helps talmidim understand themselves and the Jewish neshama, and what it means to be a Jew, both personally and as part of the broader community.
MTI students are offered a rigorous, college-preparatory general studies education, accredited by AdvancEd and exceeding the State of Missouri's high school graduation requirements. MTI’s general studies program is designed to prepare students for success beyond high school, and focuses on the skills students need to succeed in the 21st century. Our curriculum is based on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards, as well as national content standards. We administer a battery of tests based on these standards to measure the success of our students and the program. The data from these tests, along with on-campus test-prep offerings, help our students prepare for competitive scoring on the ACT/SAT exam in the 11th and 12th grades. In keeping with MTI’s philosophy, our general studies program places students in courses that best accommodate their varying learning styles and levels. We offer courses that prepare students for AP credit, as well as dual-credit courses for college credit through the University of Missouri St. Louis (UMSL).
General Studies subject areas include:
English Language Arts: The four-year English Language Arts program helps students understand language and use it effectively in written and spoken communication, and exposes students to literature from a diverse selection of American and international works.
Mathematics: The four-year program consists of multiple tracks and includes courses such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Advanced Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Calculus.
Science: The four-year course of study includes laboratory components and hands-on exploration. Courses include Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as Physical Science, Engineering Principles, college-credit Anatomy and AP Computer Science.
Social Studies: The four-year Social Studies program includes courses that are thoughtful and provide insights into real-world issues; they include American Government, Personal Finance, and American and World History, as well as Jewish History and a unique course titled "Problems in U.S. History."