• Welcome to NYHS Admissions


    Welcome to NYHS! Choosing a high school is an important step in your educational career. Thank you for your interest in NYHS, we are excited to share our school with you.

    Our goal is to make the admissions process as simple and friendly as possible.   We invite you to learn about our school.  Surf our website, connect with us on Facebook, visit our campus and meet our students and teachers. Discover what makes our students thrive.


    I am here to help.  Email me at mrivkin@nyhs.org or call me at 206-232-5272 ext 515 and introduce yourself. I can't wait to meet you!


    Melissa Rivkin
    Director of Advancement & Admissions


Ms. Melissa Rivkin

Phone: 206-232-5272 x515


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's degree in History from Barnard College

Ms. Melissa Rivkin

Director of Advancement and Admissions

Melissa Rivkin came to NYHS in the spring of 2008. Melissa spent seven years as a lay leader on the board of the Seattle Hebrew Academy and the chair of their Development Committee.  She decided to make her passion for Jewish education a new career at NYHS.  Melissa believes that Jewish education is the key to our Jewish future and that investing in Jewish education is a wonderful way to ensure the future!

Prior to joining NYHS, Melissa earned a bachelor's degree from Barnard College and spent 3 years teaching overseas at the Leysin American School in Switzerland and the American International School in Israel.  After returning to Seattle, Melissa opened the American School of English, an ESL school in Seattle's University District which she owned and operated for 17 years.

Melissa enjoys traveling, reading and practicing hot yoga.  She lives near Greenlake with her husband, David and their two sons, Mathias and Ezra.