Shalom School teaches both Hebrew and Judaic studies. Hebrew is taught from preK through seventh grade and includes liturgy and synagogue skills. Our Judaic studies based on project base learning in grade preKthrough grade ten includes Bible, Israel, prayer, history, holidays, tzedakah, contemporary Jewish issues, Jewish current events, ethics and values, and life cycle events. Consistent with the ages and developmental levels of children, some of these areas are covered with different emphasis and intensity each year, while others are assigned only to certain grades. Art and hands on activities are integrated into the program at all grade levels.
Shalom School has been chosen to pilot the new Hebrew Wizards program. This program intermingles the spirit of summer camp and the fun of Color War games with the concrete learning of Hebrew school. The approach is engaging and innovative.
Our Middle School and High School students (grades seven through ten) study two Sunday a month, and many of our CMI students prepare for Confirmation at Congregations Mickve Israel. Our students take courses in Bible, Jewish history, law, philosophy and ethics, comparative religion, Jewish community life, Jewish current events, Judaism and ecology, and other topics. Field trips, including visits to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. and Jewish sites in the south, are integrated into the program.
Please click on your child's grade to find the major subjects established by our School Board that he or she will be learning this year at Shalom School, as well as the texts we will be using (including links to the publishers).