Offering a warm community, small class sizes, a rich Judaic curriculum and talented, nurturing teachers
Full Day Kindergarten
Kindergarteners are explorers, dreamers, and scientists. They are welcomed into the world of academics as they learn to work together in purposeful ways. Kindergarteners build a foundation of learning and a culture of investment, risk taking, and kindness. They develop academic stamina through meaningful learning experiences. Kindergarteners continue to play hard while they learn important social skills, including cooperation, collaboration, and problem solving both independently and through guided play. Kindergarten is where the magic begins.
Core curricular components are based on the Massachusetts Learning Standards. Kindergartners are introduced to the wonder of words. Literacy comes alive as they listen to stories and then analyze, discuss, and present their learning and ideas. They learn to recognize, read, and write letters through music, art, and movement.
Mathematical concepts are built through challenging activities that make children think. They learn that numbers can communicate as much as words can. Through interactive activities, games, literature and conversations, children fall in love with the language of mathematics. Students work beyond counting from one to ten, and are immersed in deep mathematical experiences rooted in their day to day lives. For example, rather than simply memorizing a list of facts, children are asked to find the many ways to get to 10. Combining 3 and 7 makes 10, and so does combining 9 and 1.
An emphasis on social skills is an integral part of the school day as children hone their skills in making friends, joining in on a game, including others, and problem solving. Jewish values are woven into every day. It is only when children feel safe, comfortable, and accepted in their school environment that true learning can happen.
Themes and projects, which are ever evolving and changing, may last for a few months or the entire year. They develop and grow from the interests of both students and teachers and integrate math, science, and language arts, Jewish learning and prayer. While engaged in compelling activities that are interesting and engaging, children think deeply, collaborate and learn.
Kindergartners enter school with a range of experiences and abilities. Our teachers know that one size doesn't fit all! The kindergarten day offers one-on-one, small group, and whole group experiences, and plenty of time for cooperative learning – all allowing teachers to differentiate their instruction and address the learning styles of each child.
The TBS Kindergarten class will launch children who will continue to 1st grade in public school while also attending TBS Mayim the following year.
Mayim & Mayim Tamid
Mayim and Mayim Tamid are TBS's answer to the Hebrew/Religious school and are TBS’s Jewish learning programs for children in grades K-5 and their families.
Mayim (1 day/week)
Built around a 1 day per week, project-based and experiential curriculum, it includes integrated opportunities for family learning, immersive Hebrew education, and strong relationship building. Children typically join Mayim in their kindergarten year (or in 1st grade, following one of our other TBS kindergarten options).
Choice of two sessions:
Mayim Tamid ("Mayim Always") is a multi-day program for elementary-age children, which combines the after school care found in many extended day programs with the rich Jewish learning and community building found in our Mayim program. Each day, children enjoy playground time, homework time, healthy snack, Hebrew and Jewish learning, prayer and song, and free play. Since it includes an active Jewish learning component, it "counts" as "Hebrew school."
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