Ma'or Yisrael is a distinctive school for boys from extremely difficult backgrounds, most of whom are unable to sit in a formal education setting. Specifically, it is a vocational high school providing its students with basic studies in core subject areas and allowing students to select one of four unique vocational tracks: computer science, bookkeeping, kashrut supervisor, or a scribe. The latter two are under the auspices of the Israel Rabbinate.
The school has an entire dormitory building dedicated solely to it students, with a dormitory family consisting of den mothers and fathers and counselors, as well as a its own dining facilties and kitchen. During free time, students have access to a fully equiped recreation room and an outdoor, professional futbal (soccer) field.
In 2012, the school began to offer an additional culinary arts program entitled Mevashlim L’Atid - "Cooking Up a Future."