Founded by Harav Shlomo Gottesman, son of Harav Menachem Gottesman, and a mechanech with over 25 years of educational and outreach experience, Mesivta is the fulfillment of a dream. As the only dormitory mesivta high-school west of the Rockies located in a rural setting, talmidim from the Greater United States benefit from the secluded surroundings of the Mesivta while only minutes from the major centers of Yiddishkeit in the region. Located just thirty five minutes north of the city of Los Angeles, MGLA is situated among the serene and pristine oak trees and picturesque mountains of Calabasas, California. The crisp and refreshing air, the surrounding nature and wildlife, coupled with our sprawling 8.22 acre campus provide an unparalleled environment for scholastic success and personal growth. Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles is a Jewish Orthodox high school that affirms the Torah as eternal and completely relevant to our present-day lives. The primary purpose of Mesivta of Greater Los Angeles is to provide young Jewish men with the educational background at the secondary level necessary to qualify them for positions of leadership in the spiritual and cultural life of American Jewry, as rabbis or educators, in the professions, or in commerce. Greater Los Angeles was founded in September of 1997 as the first boarding high school in a non-urban setting serving the Jewish Orthodox communities west of the Rocky Mountains. Until the founding of our educational institution, parents looking for a Jewish Orthodox boarding school were forced to send their sons across the country. Filling this void, Rabbi Shlomo Gottesman, with the encouragement of a vast array of community leaders, opened Mesivta. Our Judaic Studies Department, led by Harav Shlomo Gottesman, is staffed by four renowned master Rebbeim hailing from the world-famous Yeshivas of Lakewood, Brisk, and South Fallsburg: Rabbi Yaakov Gruen (12) Rabbi Chaim Lopian (11) Rabbi Moshe Fisher (10) Rabbi Shmuel Bernstein (9) Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Mesivta's General Studies Department, led by Rabbi Alter Shapiro, is one of the most dynamic, challenging and successful programs in the Yeshiva world.