Welcome to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Lower School where we build the foundation for lifelong learning and commitment to Torah and mitzvot.
While our school as a whole prides itself on the five integral pillars upon which our philosophy and practice are built—Torah, Chochmah, Derech Eretz, Israel, and Acharayut—the Lower School in particular maintains the responsibility for creating the blueprint and constructing the foundation for those pillars. The building blocks necessary for such work are manifold, but the raw materials from which our educational approach and program is formed are:
Happy and engaged students
Nurturing, talented, and creative teachers, specialists, and staff
Supportive and involved parents.
The warmth, creativity, and enriched curriculum in the Lower School encourage each child to recognize and work toward his or her potential. By teaching essential skills, providing a safe and embracing environment, cultivating intellectual curiosity, and promoting middot and Jewish values, the Lower School equips each child with the tools necessary to succeed.
Whether in the classroom, on an stimulating filed trip, in a guidance lesson with our full-time counselor, or during a Shabbat or holiday program, students in the Lower School enjoy the room to run, grow, explore and imagine!
We cannot wait to see the heights our students will reach as we partner together to design the Jewish future.
Susan Koss, Lower School Principal
301.962.9400 ext. 5141
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