A primary focus on getting the youngsters accustomed to classroom routine and early social interaction. Toddlers experiment with a variety of sensory activities and appropriate skill building.
Academic units include colors, shapes, numbers, opposites and more. These are taught through a variety of activities, art and music.
Students cover both the Hebrew and English alphabet. Letter recognition and initial sounds skills are stressed.
Students cover Beginner Hebrew Reading, English Reading Readiness, and early math skills. At the year’s culmination, children are able to read in both Hebrew and English
Download the detailed Kindergarten Curriculum Overview by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page.
Our elementary/upper school division includes an excellent Judaic, Secular and Hebrew Language Curriculum, with enrichment activities incorporated throughout the academic day. A high level of achievement in both Judaic and secular realms is a key component in our education. Staff members provide a sincere desire to help each and every student by catering to specific needs and providing individualized instruction as necessary.
Elementary students begin in first grade with beginner Chumash and a strong emphasis on solid Kriah- Hebrew reading skills. First grade students are proud recipients of their very first Siddur in festive celebration. Chumash Bereshit is taught throughout first-fourth grades, with the fourth graders proudly completing the book of Bereshit and celebrating a memorable Siyum. A Yahadut curriculum pertaining to holidays and other Judaic themes is incorporated throughout the elementary years as core Halacha is taught at an appropriate level. Special Judaic programs on Middot, Shmirat Halashon, Yediot Klaliyot and Gedoley Yisrael add additional educational opportunities for learning and personal growth. Mishna and Navi are introduced in the fourth grade, and Gemara is introduced to fifth grade boys.
Ivrit is taught daily at every grade level in an “Ivrit Only” environment. Conversational Ivrit is a key component in our classrooms, building a rich vocabulary for the student. Vital skills of correct grammar, spelling, comprehension and written expression are constantly being monitored and developed. Students engage in creative venues to enhance their language skills via shows, songs, book reports, spelling bees, and more.
At YTE we strongly believe in a solid general studies curriculum, one which enables our students to master high level knowledge and skills in Language Arts and Math. A love of reading is cultivated, as well a hands on approach to math using a host of manipulatives. Age appropriate units are covered in both Science and Social Studies throughout the elementary years. Standardized testing is administered yearly to ensure quality of learning in all these areas. Our students have scored way above average on the national percentile.
UPPER SCHOOL BOYS/GIRLS CURRICULUM
Download the detailed Curriculum Overviews for Grades 6-8 by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page.
Upper School curriculum offers a solid academic program in a departmentalized system. High caliber teachers offer a host of diverse educational exposures to students. Computers and PE offer additional enrichment for a well rounded educational experience. Accelerated options are available in Gemara, Ivrit and Math for our advanced students.