Science and Technology
Our science program is a technology-based, experiential program that focuses on scientific concepts and research skills. We have a two-year rotating curriculum that focuses in the first year on human physiology, electricity, and aeronautics, and in the second year, on physics, engineering/robotics, brain science, and chemistry. A third year will include chemistry research, computer engineering, microbiology, and genetics.
English Language Arts / Social Studies
While English Language Arts and Social Studies are taught as two separate classes, the two subjects are very much integrated. Our students are challenged to read deeply, to analyze literature, and to understand and interpret historical texts. Students learn to write by outlining, drafting, receiving feedback, revising, and rewriting. Research skills are part of the writing program, encouraging students to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources of information, in print and online. Speaking and active listening skills are also refined to encourage higher-level thinking and discussion. Our classes use original source material and integrate Jewish history and culture wherever possible.
Our math program is a pre-algebra/algebra curriculum. Our teachers use a variety of texts, materials, investigations, and projects to introduce new concepts and to offer students multiple opportunities to master math skills. Our goals are 1) to develop students’ confidence and power in applying what they learn in math to real-life and non-routine situations, 2) to help students become logical problem solvers, 3) to enhance mathematical knowledge through the use of technology, and 4) to enable students to see the beauty and wonder in the world around them.