As a school, we are creating a culture of community where we feel connected to each other and are compassionate to others’ needs. Our culture of community is built through Jewish learning, social action, and engagement.
Symbolic of our growth and the precious fruit it bears, we use Aitz Chayim--the tree of life--as the symbol of our school! For we are planting our Jewish roots in education to grow and bear fruits of meaning, purpose, and catalysts of positive change through text, song, and mitzvot.
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K - 2nd Grade
Our kindergarten through 2nd-grade curriculum consists of Judaics, tefillah, art, music, and Yoga Yeladim. Our goal is for students to start third grade ready to decode and read Hebrew.
Our 3rd through 7th graders work within the Hebrew Skills program – “Montessori meets martial arts” with self-paced Hebrew learning, augmented by classes that teach Hebrew Application, Zimria (Hebrew through music), and Judaics.
Our 7th graders benefit from an engaging Israel curriculum, juxtaposed with their study of the Holocaust. Additionally, they prepare for their B’nai Mitzvah by learning Torah cantillation together.
Our 8th graders stay connected through our Pre-Confirmation program that integrates Leadership Training, Judaics, and experiential Social Action. Many will be introduced as Madrichim for our younger children to help in the classroom and learn valuable counselor skills.
9th and 10th Grade
Our 9th and 10th graders, many of whom are Madrichim, continue with their Confirmation training, which expands on the values started in 8th grade, with an emphasis on action, teaching, and advocating in keeping with our Jewish values.
Our oldest students, teens in the 11th and 12th grades, augment their personal growth through our post-confirmation model, which is largely social, but social with a purpose: to buttress important Jewish relationships with peers and clergy.