Curriculum Overview

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Starting from the Early Childhood Center, our students are encouraged to participate in the learning process. Our standards-based program provides the students with the knowledge they need to grow and succeed. Through traditional classroom instruction and hands-on centers, children are not only taught academic skills, but life skills such as time management, responsibility, and organization.

At Ohr Chadash Academy, we strive to make each lesson impactful, excellent, meaningful, and rich. By taking an inquiry-based approach in most academic areas, our students will have a greater understanding of the world they work, communicate, learn, and live in. Inquiry-based learning is mainly involving the learner and leading him to understand. Inquiry allows students to ask questions about new resolutions and issues while they are gaining new information. This approach goes from the traditional concept of “I do, you do, we do” to “you do, we do, I do.” 

Ohr Chadash Academy’s curriculum includes the following areas:

 

  • Chumash
  • Mishna
  • Navi
  • Chagim
  • Tefilah
  • Ivrit
  • Reading
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education

 

We believe learning goes beyond the classroom. Therefore, each grade partakes in field trips and visits from outside experts to enrich the school environment.

 

Proper middot are modeled to our students through our Middot program. Each month, a new middah is introduced at an assembly. This year we are doing a program called Aseret where students will focus on each diber and examine the central mitzvah of each diber. This is a year-long themed program for the entire school. Each month, students will hear an introductory presentation, have a class during Judaics, and be given many opportunities to apply the diber as a core value both in and out of school. We encourage parents to participate in the parents’ portion of the program by coming to a Beit Midrash (see calendar for dates) that will be held once a month. 

The Middot program is emphasized during both Judaic and general studies classes.

 

 

Being an OCA S.T.A. R.

 

Here at Ohr Chadash Academy, we believe our students to be exceptional. Each student is encouraged to:

S - Stay Safe

- Treasure Torah

- Aim High

- Respect Oneself and Others

 

Whether in class, in the lunchroom, on a trip, or at a special, students are encouraged and rewarded for being an OCA S.T.A.R. Students seen demonstrating the S.T.A.R. qualities are given star stickers. At the end of the month, stars are counted, and certificates are rewarded accordingly.

 

Please feel free to contact us with any curricular questions.