Blending General and Judaic Education from Nursery to Eighth Grade
Each one of Kadimah Academy’s children have gifts and talents. Students show their learning capacity in different ways. The faculty works to guide each child to their true potential. Small classes, individual tutoring, and carefully designed curricula combine to address each student’s academic and social needs as they grow from early childhood to maturity.
Our General Studies curriculum not only follows but exceeds New York State Core Curriculum standards, ensuring that our graduates are poised to excel in any high school program they enter following graduation. Our Hebrew and Judaic Studies program in the primary grades uses a modified version of Avi Chai’s Tal Am curriculum, with significantly enhanced creative writing and speaking components. Our upper grades have a comprehensive curriculum approved by Kadimah Academy’s Judaic Studies Coordinator, Rabbi Bergman.
The Pals-Kadimah pre-school program offers an innovative and experiential Judaic and Hebrew program, seeking to introduce the language at a very young age when children are most ready to learn a second language. Students entering Kadimah Academy after Kindergarten are given extra instruction in Judaic Studies and Hebrew language. From regular classroom lessons to additional resource, students are fully supported by teachers and specialists.
Kadimah Academy students gain an appreciation for learning English, Math, Science, and Social Studies and are immersed in studying Jewish texts, learning how to practice Jewish customs and traditions, writing and speaking Hebrew, a developing a love for the State of Israel as well as a rich tradition of Jewish values and ethics.
Kadimah families represent all denominations of Judaism. Scholars from various synagogues are invited and welcomed at Kadimah and help to insure that each child and family feel comfortable in their practice and observance. We frequently gather in our gymnasium for prayers, performances, and special social activities such as assemblies, celebrations and programs that are enjoyed by students, faculty, families and the greater Jewish community.