Our School

Mission Statement

South Florida Jewish Academy knows that all children including those with special needs deserve special care and attention to help them gain confidence and realize their full potential. We work closely with parents to address their children’s different levels of learning in a happy and nurturing environment while placing an emphasis on strengthening their Jewish identities. Children will be taught to be creative, imaginative thinkers, actively involved in academic and social activities that will build self –confidence, self-esteem, self motivation, and pride in their heritage.

Accreditation



South Florida Jewish Academy is currently accredited by SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.National Accreditation Board of Merkos Linyonei Chinuch & National Council for Private School Accreditation. We have also received the Gold Seal of Quality from the Department of Children & Families child care services.

Philosophy


South Florida Jewish Academy South Florida Jewish Academy believes that all members of its learning community – students, parents, teachers, and administrators – must be equally valued for their participation in creating quality education. We believe that all children regardless of their challenges have a right to become valuable and productive members in the community, and have the ability to learn and experience the love of their tradition. We believe that all children with the proper learning and therapy will have the opportunities to achieve personal dreams and goals. We believe that small classroom size and individualized curriculums contribute to successful outcomes. We believe that success of our outcome is directly related to the dedication and commitment of our qualified staff. From this philosophy of our school as a learning community, we have set forth the following mission statement.

Our qualified educators focus on mainstream academics and Judaic studies for students in kindergarten through 8th grade using their extensive experience in special education. Our staff of speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists help our children grow socially, as well as academically.

Children receive quality education through innovative small group instruction. A small student teacher ratio ensured student success.

Because we recognize the fact that every child learns at a different pace, we tailor each curriculum to meet his or her needs and abilities.

We recognize individualized learning styles and address student needs through multi-sensory learning in core subject areas. To enhance meaningful learning, our curriculum includes art, music, and physical education.

Here at South Florida Jewish Academy, a strong knowledge base of the Jewish Heritage is equally as important as mainstream academia. We teach traditional Jewish values and the Hebrew language to ensure students gain a core understanding of their religious and cultural backgrounds.

To us, parent interaction is just as important as teacher involvement, as the parents are the ones who know their children’s capabilities the best. We work closely with them to address their children’s different ability levels in a cheerful and nurturing learning environment.

We practice a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and admissions. We hire employees and admit students of either sex and of any race, color,non-disqualifying handicap, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin.