Our Elementary Program brings students together to learn both core academics and environmental education with a Jewish lens. They develop life skills and have ample opportunities for collaboration, exploration, and independent play.We seek to empower children to understand their place in our community.
Teacher-directed lessons and child inspired projects balance the core subjects of language arts, math, science and social skills with other important life skills such as inquiry, creativity, confidence, critical thinking, risk-taking and self-discovery..The natural world is our springboard for building a strong foundation of academic, social, and problem-solving skills. Students learn how to set goals, research, and collaborate. All of these endeavors help to foster a love of learning. Our curriculum emerges through students’ interests and outdoor investigations. The Virginia Standards of Learning are used as a guide to our planning, learning and assessment.
Teachers document students’ efforts and work, continually assessing children’s understanding and progress. Photography, video, written documentation, and evaluation help support each child’s development to the fullest extent. We both nurture and challenge the whole child as he or she develops academically, emotionally, socially, cognitively, physically and spiritually.
Rain or shine you will find us outside. As we like to say ,”There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing.”