ACADEMICS

Bernard Zell fosters an environment steeped in Jewish values and culture where curiosity, active engagement, and academic achievement thrive and serve as the cornerstones of our shared journey.
From play-based Early Childhood learning, to the fundamentals and self-discovery of the Lower School, to the social, emotional and academic growth of Middle School, each year’s curriculum at Bernard Zell builds on the previous year’s learning, allowing students an opportunity to grow in their education and to apply what they learn in their everyday lives.
We thoughtfully design our integrated curriculum to instill core Jewish values and a deep connection to Israel in our students, creating a strong sense of personal identity and community. This empowers our students to become articulate, confident self-advocates and leaders who stand amongst their peers, equipped with the critical thinking skills and moral compass to navigate the complexities of our ever-changing world.
We extend learning beyond the traditional classroom setting, offering a broad spectrum of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including arts, athletics, and community engagement to foster social connections, and the development of a well-rounded skill set that prepares students for success in high school and beyond.

Learn more about each division and its curriculum

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PORTRAIT OF A GRADUATE 

Before your graduate spins on stage in Nursery as a dreidel during the annual Hanukkah Music Festival, before they proudly read from the Torah for families and friends, before they embark on a life-changing Tiyul experience in Israel and before they pose for the traditional graduating class photo on the Synagogue steps—your child will acquire the education and skill set that will help them grow into future leaders of the Jewish community.
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