from the head of school
Mission and history
The N. E. Miles Jewish Day School is a SACS accredited, independent private school that educates children from kindergarten through the eighth grade. High academic standards and a rigorous dual secular and Judaic curriculum challenge our students to excel at a higher educational level. A low teacher-to-student ratio maximizes the opportunity for individualized instruction and creates an atmosphere which fosters student success.
All children deserve a school that:
- Values every part of their identity and development.
- Empowers students to feel comfortable in their own skin.
- Presents opportunities and support to overcome challenges.
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, our students develop a strong sense of identity and pride in who they are. Our graduates depart with the confidence to act ethically as leaders in their community as a result of our emphasis on Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) through collaborative and experiential learning.
Our school is dedicated to educating the whole child.
We offer experiential learning experiences while providing opportunities for discovery and creativity.
We create learning opportunities that empower students to ask questions and think critically.
We look through a Jewish lens to make connections between General and Jewish studies.
We integrate our curriculum across subject areas.
We promote self-advocacy and strong communication skills.
We foster strong work habits and organizational skills.