Chabad of the West Side is opening a new elementary school called Tamim Academy, which they’re aiming to open for the 2020 academic school year. They’ll be starting with kindergarten and will add a grade every year. The school will be located on the Upper West Side, at the Chabad facility.
A Focus on Each Unique Student
Tamim Academy will have a “learner” centered educational model; since every child learns at a different pace, teachers will empower their students to progress at their own individual rate. They’ll be personalizing lessons through hands on activities, using song and music as learning tools, and putting great emphasis on developing strong student-teacher relationships.
Tamim Academy will be guided by the same principles as the Chabad Early Learning Center, which parents have made clear they absolutely love!
Daily schedules will be kept flexible with “open-walled” classrooms, parental and community involvement, and a generous use of educational technology.
The new school is also putting a great deal of emphasis on the social, emotional and spiritual health of the children.
Tamim Academy’s founders believe that Jewish and General studies are intrinsically connected, so they will be taught in an interlinked fashion.
Children will be learning Hebrew from qualified instructors (who will only speak Hebrew for a portion of each day). Studies show that this is the best way a child can learn a new language.
The minds behind Tamim Academy believe in a number of learning principles which are the backbone of the school’s curriculum and design:
- Physical, social, and emotional health affect learning.
- Humans learn from and with each other.
- An understanding of the way one learns improves learning.
- Mistakes, confusion, and discomfort are necessary elements of learning.
- A sense of autonomy contributes to motivation, which influences learning.
- Learning can happen anytime and anywhere.
To inquire about Tamim Academy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.