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Integrated Education Model

Integrated Education Model

"We're so glad we chose SJCS for our child! Not only were they well prepared for middle school academics, they were prepared socially and emotionally."

What is the Integrated Education Model?

SJCS’ integrates Academics, Jewish Values and Traditions, Social Emotional Learning (SEL), and Speciality Subjects to support and nurture each child’s intellectual, creative, social emotional, and spiritual growth. 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.

  • General Studies include Language Arts, Social Studies, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math,) Judaics and Hebrew
  • Judaic Studies include Hebrew Language and Jewish Values and Traditions through the exploration of Jewish history, culture, ritual, and celebration
  • Specialists teach Art, Digital Citizenship, Library, Music and Physical Education

At each grade level, a General Studies. Judaic Studies, and Specialty Studies teaching team works collaboratively to facilitate continuity and growth for each student. Grades 1 – 5 learn Hebrew Language taught by a dedicated Hebrew Specialist. 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 across all academic areas, bridging secular and Jewish studies to provide students a rich and textured approach to learning supported by a strong, positive sense of identity.

SJCS helps children launch lifelong journeys of learning in an environment that challenges them to become:

  • Critical thinkers
  • Confident communicators
  • Creative problem-solvers
  • Collaborative team members