Last month, the first phase of an exciting development at Westchester Day School began. Solar panels were installed on the school’s roof as part of a green initiative WDS has undertaken to reduce its carbon footprint. This project was enabled by an alumni parent and supporter, David Bieber. Mr. Bieber liked the idea of finding a
Among the biggest decisions facing graduates of Jewish high schools is deciding whether or not to spend a gap year in Israel. If a student chooses to spend the gap year in Israel, then comes the choice of where exactly to learn. These two decisions can impact a student’s religious observance for the rest of his life. After the narrowing
Westchester Day School was proud to celebrate its 68th anniversary dinner last Saturday night at the Greentree Country Club in New Rochelle. The dinner applauded the involvement and commitment of parents Daphna and David Brainson, Robin and Steven Fried and Deborah and Jay Weinberger, as well as faculty
A team of Carmel Academy’s sixth grade students excitedly won second place in a national STEM competition for gifted math and science students. The challenging competition focused on series and probability problems, as well as geometry and algebra. The students participate in E2K, an enrichment program run by the Center for the
TABC's mock trial and debate teams are off to strong starts. The mock trial team is currently 3-0, after impressive wins against Paramus Catholic, Ramapo and Ma'ayanot. TABC assumed the role of prosecution for the first match and then the role of defense for the latter two. Meanwhile, the debate team captured the First Place Team
Carmel Academy’s fifth graders just completed a unit exploring the rich history of ancient Greece. Dressed in togas, the students marked the culmination of the unit with a Greek Symposium, in which students shared their learning and creativity. Topics ranged from the legal system to medicine, theater and sports. Working
In conjunction with RYNJ's second grade unit about Martin Luther King Jr., the second grade boys classes read the poem, “A Box Of Crayons” by Shane DeRolf.
After each class read the poem, they discussed how it related to what they had read and learned about Martin Luther King Jr. This led to
Rabbi Aaron Frank, the current associate principal of SAR High School, has accepted a position as head of school at Kinneret Day School in Riverdale. The hiring of Rabbi Frank appears to represent a major step for the school as it seeks to attract a broader student body from the local Bronx Jewish community. This newly-created
Bi-Cultural Day School grieved as a community following the tragic news of the murder of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old American student working as a volunteer in Israel when he died in a terrorist attack on November 19. In his memory, Bi-Cultural students joined together on December 21to mark the end of the
Manhattan Day School Uses Technology to Engage Students in Jewish Studies Classes
Learning Torah and other Jewish studies subjects is no longer limited to flipping the pages of a well-worn Chumash. These days, apps, podcasts and video chats
Westchester Day Integrates New Waves of STEM and Educational Technology Initiatives Into Curriculum
Westchester Day School has always been known for its strong science and mathematics programs, but this year it is raising the bar by introducing several new STEM
Last week, while public schools had no sessions, Frisch students ran a Friendship Circle camp for families with children with special needs, many of whom attend public schools. This offered the families a safe, fun and meaningful childcare option during the school winter break.