Our Jewish values inspire the vision, environment and school culture. We value and will encourage kindness, respect, compassion, confidence and responsibility. Judaism teaches that the formative years of early childhood are vitally important. A child is viewed as a seed that we nurture with the utmost care, since the seed’s every experience will shape and color the quality of its matured self.
Judaism underscores the uniqueness of every child with the axiom “chanoch l’naar al pi darko,” teaching us to train children according to their individual paths. We recognize that each child is a precious gift and has his or her unique needs, interests and passions. Our children are viewed as collaborators: they are competent, curious, inquisitive, unique, and creative. As this magical time of early childhood is honored and respected, the children feel safe to express themselves, knowing that their voices will be heard. This acceptance of each child builds a strong sense of self that the children will take with them into life.
We believe in an experiential and intentional approach to teaching and learning. This approach fosters children’s intellectual development as they are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through words, movement, drawing, painting, playing and other natural modes of expression. We believe in an environment where children can develop the critical thinking and problem solving skills for a successful and meaningful life.