The Newman School is a community Jewish Day School for students in grades K-5. We offer a unique educational program. Our rigorous academic curriculum focuses on experiential learning, social justice, and Jewish values.
Our mission is to challenge our students’ minds, engage their imaginations, and touch their souls. We foster globally-minded citizens, and our students learn to see the world through multiple lenses while fostering an appreciation of other cultures. It is our goal that each child learns to think critically, live ethically, and build community in a supportive and nurturing school environment.
We welcome students of all backgrounds regardless of religious background or affiliation.
We use an innovative, hands-on curriculum that centers on experiential learning.
At the Newman School, we encourage our students to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to thrive in a complex world. Students learn to analyze text, dig deeply for connection and meaning, and ask challenging questions.
We administer state standardized testing to provide benchmarks of students' academic progress. In 2021, 100% of our students met state academic standards in reading and math; the majority of our students exceeded these standards
Our classes use the STEAM educational approach to learning. This approach enhances critical thinking skills and helps students recognize the intersection of all subject areas in each topic they study and in the real world.
Students have daily Hebrew language instruction beginning in Kindergarten. Technology, the Arts, and the exploration of nature are also incorporated throughout our daily curriculum.
The Newman School may be smaller than what you are used to, but there are many benefits to small class sizes. In multi-age classrooms, students are not just taught at the grade-level, but at their own ability level.
Our small classes allow for individualized instruction that meets the needs of each student. With a small teacher-to-student ratio, our students have the opportunity to be seen as an individual. By recognizing differences in learning styles, our teachers nurture each student's intellectual growth and creativity at their own pace.
Students also have the opportunity to form bonds across grade levels within their own classrooms and throughout combined school activities like recess, gym, and other special events. Older students become role models, while also having the opportunity to review lessons learned in previous school years. Students organically learn about leadership, and how to collaborate despite perceived differences.
We teach from multiple perspectives and honor our commitment to social justice. Through our teaching, we encourage our students to have a broad worldview.
Throughout our school year, we center our instruction on universal moral values such as:
The Newman School believes education must prepare students to be responsible community members. We embed ethical lessons and opportunities for moral development in every aspect of school life–from the classroom to the lunchroom to the playground. We also foster and encourage a strong sense of community with our students, teachers, and families.
The Newman School nurtures the spiritual lives of its students, recognizing that wonder, gratitude, and joy are all aspects of the human soul.
We practice these qualities as well as other habits of character that are essential for learning to live in community, such as respect, perseverance, kindness, and generosity.
Students participate in daily Torah Study
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