Providence Hebrew Day School is an Orthodox Jewish Day School affiliated with Torah Umesorah, the National Council of Hebrew Day Schools.
Our main goals in Judaic Studies are to inspire our students to love and revere G-d; to study Torah and be motivated to follow its laws, customs and traditions; to strive for the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior; and to be sensitive to the needs of Jews and non-Jews in America and throughout the world. We also provide our students with active programming that promotes fulfilling the Mitzvos and a love and appreciation of Israel, the land and its people.
Providence Hebrew Day School’s goals include offering our students the finest and most effective General Studies program, one that uses the most modern research and progressive techniques available. Our students are taught to integrate their pride and knowledge as Jews with their full participation in the modern society in which they live.
One of the most important elements of our philosophy is that each child has unique talents and abilities that must be recognized. The school feels obligated to provide a variety of opportunities, both in the classroom and through special activities, to help each student reach his or her maximum potential. Therefore, we offer varied programs for both enrichment and remediation.
Our goal of being a “child-centered” school that looks at the whole child requires us to always strive for greater heights. We must provide ongoing opportunities that afford individualized learning opportunities for students. We encourage teachers’ professional growth in order to implement this model of excellence. Our school puts special emphasis on creating a warm, relaxed and safe atmosphere that motivates our students to learn and enjoy their studies. The school promotes an environment of open and honest communication, where there is nurturing, and trust among our students, teachers, parents and administration.
Student Learning Goals
Providence Hebrew Day School has a tremendous commitment to the personal and academic growth of all of its students, and its expectations for student achievement and learning reflect that commitment.
As such, the school has established the following “student learning goals”:
- The student will display good Midos (charchter traits) and Derech Eretz (proper respect), which are preambles to learning.
- The student will develop a love of Torah, Mitzvos (good deeds) and Israel.
- The student will display knowledge of the laws and customs of our rich Jewish heritage.
- The student will read and write Hebrew fluently.
- The student will participate with ease in all life cycle Jewish events.
- The student will perform acts of Chesed (kindness) and charity, giving both of time and resources.
- The student will develop a love and excitement for all learning in Judaic and General Studies.
- The student will develop an attitude of curiosity for learning and critical thinking skills in Judaic and General Studies.
- The student will be receive the skills and support to reach her or his maximum potential in Judaic and General Studies.
- The student shall graduate with the core curriculum skills required for entrance into the finest Yeshivos, seminaries and universities of choice.
- The student will have the academic and social skills necesary to succeed in a globally competitive society.