An ultra-Orthodox Girls' School Like No Other

Unlike the large, tradition-bound ultra-Orthodox girls' schools, the hierarchical distance between students and teachers is replaced by family-like familiarity at Darkei Sarah.

The heavy office door doesn't reveal what is happening on the other side: Not a sound. No stamping of feet, squeaking of chairs or giggling. Normal school sounds don't penetrate outside. I wonder: Is this the right door? But then the door opens and pony-tailed girls in light blue shirts traverse the corridor, their long skirts making a whishing noise.