Kadimah School of Buffalo offers an exceptional educational experience for children kindergarten through eighth grade. The word Kadimah means "Forward"! By giving your children the gift of a Kadimah education, you are giving them the tools to move forward in life with strong academic strengths, group skills, high self-esteem, confidence, team building and healthy secular and Judaic values.
Students in Nursey - eighth grade (The Sam, Paula and Sol Messinger Building) are given an exemplary academic, social and spiritual education in a warm, stimulating and nurturing environment. They are guided by dedicated, creative teachers who help empower them to strive towards their potential. New York State educational standards are not only met, but are exceeded. Kadimah's Middle School students experience an accelerated curriculum which results in their graduating from Kadimah having satisfied three New York State Regents requirements in Algebra, Earth Science and Hebrew. This enables them to enter High School with the distinct advantage of taking honors and elective courses.
In addition to students achieving high standards in their general studies, students receive a firm grounding in Jewish knowledge, ethics and practice. An amazing team of talented teachers (four of which are recipients of the national Grinspoon-Steinhart Award for Excellence in Jewish Education) bring out the best in each student. Our goal is to deepen each childís knowledge and understanding on a daily basis, building strong Jewish identities and high self-esteem. Each student develops a high level of comfort with academic challenges and an understanding of a variety of Jewish religious practices.
Intimate classes are an important factor in our studentsí successful mastery of skills. Strong lifelong learning skills are developed and the process of education is made enjoyable.
Kadimah students are well prepared for future success. A mastery of skills including problem-solving, creativity, communication and students high self esteem, confidence, group skills and values insures their path towards a bright and exciting successful future.
What does a Kadimah education emphasize?
Strong academic curriculum
Multi-faceted educational program that integrates general and Judaic learning and provides a broad range of subjects including English, Math, Science, Social Studies, History, Hebrew, Art, Technology, Drama, Music, Physical Education, and guests that enrich the curriculum as well as educational Field Trips.
Small classes ensure that each studentís learning styles are able to be met.
Warm family atmosphere with high level of family participation
Support for the individual needs of students by gifted and talented, classroom and resource teachers.
Jewish values and traditions taught in an inclusive manner that celebrates the many different types of levels of observance while promoting a meaningful understanding of Jewish holidays, Hebrew and Israel.
Boker at Kadimah VideoFrom the 2013 Annual Dinner
The videos below are from The North American Jewish Day School Conference in Washington, D.C., in early February 2013. Sponsored by five leading trade organizations, including Ravsak, of which Kadimah is a member.