School Vision Statement
Jewish learning is a life-long process, which our students formally begin in our school.
The School serves youth from pre-school through high school. It aims to develop in students a growing knowledge of the breadth and depth of Jewish religion, civilization and culture. It does so through a dynamic and interactive curriculum featuring the study of Hebrew, Torah, rituals, holidays, history and ethics. We pay particular attention to textual and liturgical traditions as tools for living with Jewish social, spiritual and political consciousness. In addition to a core curriculum, the program provides opportunities for delving deeper into particular subjects as well as opportunities for going beyond the curriculum into areas of special interest.
We do this through the following core components:
The school’s faculty is made up of experienced educators with a profound love and knowledge of Judaism and the desire and skill to nurture their students’ intellectual, spiritual and social growth through a rigorous and creative curriculum. The curriculum is age-appropriate and sequentially linked, building on students’ learning from one year to the next.
The school welcomes and encourages parent involvement through class celebrations, service days and family events. Adult classes regularly supplement and support the topics and themes the children are learning.
COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY
The School encourages students to see themselves as part of its community, the Mishkan community as a whole and the broader Jewish community (locally, nationally and internationally, including the State of Israel). Through its curriculum and activities, the school aims to foster in a students a strong, positive Jewish identity as well as a commitment to living the values of love, kindness, respect, justice and integrity.