Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
“It’s a hidden gem.” Aleph Bet Jewish Day School is often described by those familiar with the School as a tiny treasure within the area’s private school community. Located not far from the center of Annapolis, for nearly two decades Aleph Bet has been teaching writing and respect, vocabulary and values to elementary school children from all over Anne Arundel County. During a normal school day, students read novels and write stories. They learn math facts and apply them to practical problems. They care for lizards and crickets as they learn about food webs. They play tunes on the recorder or keyboard, practice ball skills and forward rolls, and design collages. In addition, they acquire speaking and reading fluency in modern Hebrew. They explore traditional interpretations of Bible text in order to develop personal understandings of the sacred stories. And they tune in to the rhythms of the Jewish year as they celebrate holidays and festivals.
Aleph Bet’s small size—there’s one class of each grade from kindergarten to fifth grade—gives the School a cozy, family-like feeling. With classes of no more than fifteen students, teachers are able to forge close personal bonds with the children. They can discover ways to motivate each individual child. It’s possible to modify instruction to meet individual interests, strengths, and needs. As students perform in all-school plays, serve as leaders for group projects, and defend their opinions in intimate classroom discussions, they develop confidence that carries them on to success when they enter the wider world of middle school.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call and speak to Nan Jarashow, Head of School, or Hanna Yerushalmi, Director of Admissions. 410-263-9044 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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