At a Glance
Who We Are:
For over forty years, the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School has inspired learning for a lifetime. We are a community day school, and through our values-based education our students learn to be leaders both in our school community and the greater community. 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 SACS accredited dual-curriculum encompasses the State of Alabama curricular goals and also a values-based Judaic studies program. 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. Additionally, through our program, our students develop a strong sense of identity and pride in who they are. 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.
Located on the Birmingham Jewish Community Center Campus on Montclair Road, the N.E. Miles Jewish Day School enjoyed an extensive makeover in 2014, thanks to a capital campaign, to create a learning space of the future. The school features modern classrooms with Smart Boards and functional furnishings promoting comfort, attentiveness, and collaboration. Throughout our school building, spaces are strategically designed to fit students’ needs. Kindergarten through third grade students use iPads and fourth through eighth grade students use Surface Pros to enhance their learning.
At the heart of the school sits our Innovative Learning Center, a bright, open learning space that houses the school’s extensive Hebrew and English library collection, computer stations, and a Genius Bar equipped with a ClearTouch Interactive Panel – all within an open-air commons space that can be rearranged as needed for school and community events. Our inviting outdoor spaces include an organic garden, life-size chess set, outdoor classroom, and multiple playground structures.
The N.E. Miles Jewish Day School believes in collaboration with community partners. Throughout the school year, our students participate in intergenerational programming with Collat Jewish Family Services and the Levite Jewish Community Center. These opportunities allow our students to build relationships with older adults and learn more about our community. Day school students also take field trips to civil rights organizations and non-profits, including The Equal Justice Initiative, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, to promote social justice through experiential learning. Our upper school students have the opportunity to participate in the Abroms Youth Philanthropy Program, which teaches fundraising and allocation skills.
Collaboration among our students is a priority. Through our highly successful student participation in local, state, national, and international competitions, such as those run by Wonder League Robotics, the McWane Science Center, and Technion (Israel Institute of Technology), our students focus on skill building and teamwork.
Number of students educated at the NEMJDS over the last 42 years
Percentage of our current students whose parents are NEMJDS alumni