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The objective of a good school is to create a warm, healthy and happy environment where children can grow and develop emotionally, cognitively, and physically.

At Esformes Hebrew Academy, we strive to do this in a most professional and caring manner. Additionally, we endeavor to impart a love and flair for the beauty of our religion and culture, as well as nurture and develop faith and trust in G‑d.

We hope to inculcate a love for Israel, all things Jewish and an involvement in the performance of the Mitzvot (precepts) of the Torah. Ivrit - Hebrew language is used in both formal and informal instruction and becomes a part of the daily routine, as well as holiday fun and games.

In early childhood (ages 2-5), the seeds of learning, Jewish identity, curiosity and caring are planted. Our program spans a period of intense personal, social and academic growth. Every young child develops at different paces, and our teachers are sensitive to the wide range of abilities and developmental levels. They offer creative activities that fit into the broad developmental continuum represented by the students. Each classroom has teachers who guide the children and promote active learning, problem-solving, discovery of friendship and exploration of their new, expanded world. The classroom is a community in which Jewish values are modeled and reinforced, and the Hebrew language is introduced through songs, games, and simple conversation. The curriculum combines structured and unstructured activities that encourage young children's most important work-creative play. Every day is filled with art, music, stories, language, Jewish living, and hands-on exploration. Our classrooms are all well-outfitted with state-of-the-art school furnishings. We have our own ergonomically designed playground and special outdoor equipment.

Our school continues nurturing children from Kindergarten through the 8th grade. In our Lower Elementary, students begin to explore reading and writing in English and in Hebrew. In our Upper Elementary and Intermediate School, we challenge students to apply their knowledge in all content areas, and to become independent learners who seek knowledge and have the tools to access it. As students mature, we increasingly create an authentic learning atmosphere that best reflects the world outside of school. We do not limit our curriculum to only mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, bible study, and prayer, but we integrate personal and social skills and practical living lessons. Our teachers are allowed to be creative and flexible to accommodate for learning style, ability, background knowledge, social interaction, and anything else that could hinder the goal of learning.

Our team of parents, teachers, staff, and students is dedicated on continual growth, and we'd love to have your unique perspective join our team.

Our school is an affiliate of the international Chabad Lubavitch movement that is dedicated to spreading the wonders and rewards of Judaism throughout the globe in a nonjudgmental and inclusive manner.

Chabad today, is the largest and most dynamic unified religious, educational and social force in the Jewish world. The movement boasts more than three thousand branches in nearly fifty countries on six continents. Nearly a million Jewish children are touched via our schools, institutions, summer camps and extra-curricular programs around the world each year. Our centers everywhere serve the needs of all Jews, no matter their level of knowledge, observance or affiliation.