Values Based Education

Collaborative and Experiential Learning

Learning for a Lifetime

At the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, our high academic standards, low student-to-teacher ratio, and individualized instruction create a love of learning and an environment of academic excellence where students reach their full potential.

Our students benefit from Hebrew language instruction; research demonstrates the numerous benefits of acquiring a second language at an early age, such as higher standardized test scores, more advanced reading skills, and greater confidence.

Our graduates depart with the confidence to act ethically and as leaders in their community as a result of our emphasis on Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through collaborative and experiential learning.

Learning environment

The N. E. Miles Jewish Day School is a place for intellectual and personal growth. When you enroll your child at NEMJDS, you instantly have a partner dedicated to providing a solid foundation for academic success, love of learning, and commitment to community. You will be proud of the person your child becomes.

Learning about Plants By: Annette Lichter

We have just completed our first month of Kindergarten and already we have become scientists! A highlight this month has been our science unit on the life cycle of a plant. We learned that a plant needs water and nutrients from the soil to survive. We experimented...

Car Line Leaders By: Janet Gresham

How do you become a car line helper? You apply! This year we had our upper school students apply for this leadership opportunity. These very conscientious students filled out an application, interviewed and got the job! Ordinarily you would not see these students...

Welcoming the New Year By: Frumie Posner

One of my favorite books is  What's Jewish About Butterflies? by Maxine Segal Handelman. At the NEMJDS, we do our best to integrate all our subjects to give our students a more holistic approach to learning. So, what's Jewish about a pomegranate? Our students...

The Mindful Brain By: Katherine Kimerling Bromberg

This month in Yoga and Mindfulness, the Upper School students have been exploring THE BRAIN — How does it work? What role do different parts of the brain play? How can understanding our brain help us — both in school and in life? So far we have focused on three...

Back to School By: Julie Crapia

Second grade is off to a great start. We have already begun reading some great books and learning about some of the best authors.

Staying Fit and Having Fun By: Nancy Cook

Greetings from the Department of Physical Education! Why are Tuesdays and Thursdays filled with excitement? It’s Sneaker Day! Well, technically it’s P.E. Day, but that involves everyone remembering to wear their athletic shoes.

6th Grade Judaics By: Rabbi Yossi Friedman

One of the biggest challenges in a Jewish Day School is finding enough time for each subject. Expecting the students to learn about the Torah, then learn to read the text and decode AND understand it is a tall order. But it's important. For out sixth graders, the...

6th Grade Humanities: Immigration Through Literature and Artifacts By: Liora Chessin

As part of our Humanities curriculum, the sixth graders have been studying immigration through literature, historical artifacts, news articles, political cartoons, and more.

Hello Mornings By: Annette Lichter

My previous principal always stated that the first thing a child should hear in the morning is a greeting and something kind and positive.

Happenings in Hebrew Class By: Sari Menaker

A part from all the fun, we are also learning the old fashion way by practicing our grammar and reading by reading interesting Judaic stories in Hebrew.



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