Lower School (Grades K-3)

Lower School students, kindergarten through third grade, enter the building each day with genuine enthusiasm for learning. The focus in the Lower School is on learning through self-discovery, inquiry and both independent and cooperative experiences. We lay the foundation for reading and writing in both English and Hebrew, build number sense and problem-solving skills in mathematics and engage students in discovery about themselves and the world around them through prayer, Torah, social studies and science.

Art, music, library and physical education classes, taught by specialists, complement the core academic program. We also take seriously our responsibility to help our studentsbecome respectful and contributing members of the school familyas well as the larger Jewish and global communities.

Most importantly, we want our students to love school and learning.

In Kindergarten, an integrated curriculum allows students to learn general and Judaic studies concurrently. We lay the foundation for reading and writing in both English and Hebrew, build number sense and problem solving skills in mathematics and engage students in discovery about themselves and the world around them through social studies and science. Students in grades one through three spend half their day in General Studies and the other half in Judaic Studies. General Studies classes focus on meaningful learning experiences in language arts and literacy, mathematics and social studies. Math concepts and skills are reinforced through weekly instruction in the computer lab. In Judaic Studies students learn to speak, read and write Hebrew, and study Torah, tefillah and holidays while developing a sense of pride in being Jewish. Science, art, music, library, and physical education classes, taught by specialists, enhance the core academic program. 

We also take seriously our responsibility to help our students become respectful and contributing members of the school family as well as the larger Jewish and global communities. The principles of derekh eretz, respectful and courteous behavior, are taught and modeled each day. Within our warm and nurturing environment, students are encouraged to strive for and attain high levels of achievement, independent thinking, and, most importantly, ethical behavior.


  

 

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Upper School Overview

 
Gan Shelanu
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-796-5500
F: 617-796-5571
E: info@ssdsboston.org
Shaller Campus - Lower School
Gosman Building
60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-964-7765 F: 617-964-8693
E: info@ssdsboston.org
Shoolman Campus – Upper School
Marcus Building
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-928-9100 F: 617-964-9401
E: info@ssdsboston.org
 

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