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Academics & Specialty Subjects

Academics & Specialty Subjects

"The teachers are encouraging, while holding him to high standards. They're alert to his specific strengths and needs, and create differentiated situations to benefit him."

Our integrated curriculum of General and Judaic Studies fosters a child’s intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual development. We know that confident children who possess a strong sense of identity and belonging are better prepared to challenge themselves academically, to assume leadership roles in their future communities, and to interact fully and positively in a diverse and ever-changing world.

SJCS students learn in a fast-paced, language-rich environment that includes foreign language study for six years. We offer children hands-on opportunities to explore through all of their senses and experiences to make learning real and meaningful.

  • General Studies include Language Arts/Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies
  • Judaic Studies include Hebrew Language, Torah, Prayer/Ritual, Holiday/Life Cycle and Jewish History/Values
  • Specialists teach Art, Creative Dance/Movement, Library, Music and P.E.

Integrated Curriculum

At each grade level, a General and Judaic Studies teaching team works collaboratively to facilitate continuity and growth for each student. Teams purposefully connect secular and Jewish learning to help students draw meaningful and complex connections between diverse subject areas. Our integrated approach emphasizes thematic as well as skill-based connections. A deliberate connection between secular and Jewish studies provides students a rich and textured approach to learning supported by a strong, positive sense of identity.

Foundational Skills

At SJCS, we guide elementary school children as they build a foundation for their future endeavors. SJCS students acquire skills and build a knowledge base in a broad range of General and Judaic subjects. Children launch lifelong journeys of learning in an environment that challenges them to:

  • Think critically and analytically
  • Draw connections between diverse subjects
  • Problem-solve
  • Organize work, thoughts, time and materials
  • Take personal responsibility for their learning
  • Develop independent and collaborative work skills