The Newman School provides a full, secular education with a rigorous academic curriculum.
Students in grades K-5 receive daily instruction in the core content areas of:
All students receive daily foreign language instruction in Modern Hebrew.
Early-start language learning has many well-known benefits, including improving cognitive skills and academic performance. Any foreign language study contributes to brain development and overall learning. Hebrew offers the added challenge and developmental benefits of not just learning another language, but learning another alphabet as well. Many of Hebrew’s “speech sounds” (also known as phonemes) are used widely in other languages. Learning these speech sounds early gives Newman School students an edge toward mastering foreign language learning as they grow!
All students have classes taught by our specialist teachers multiple times per week. These include:
Students participate in Torah Study multiple times per week. Torah study at The Newman School weaves together the skills of reading texts carefully, the understanding that these stories are our people’s central tales, and the task of making a personal connection to the stories. Torah study will be in English, using the Everett Fox translation of the Torah.
Students will also participate in daily T’fillah (prayer). This practice provides an opportunity for a person to connect to oneself, community, and God. Students’ daily experience of prayer will vary. It is our hope that by providing this environment, our students will realize how to be a blessing to themselves, to their families, to their people, and ultimately to the world.
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