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Lower School

Our purpose and passion at HBHA is to develop in each child a love of learning. Equally important, we provide a variety of opportunities to develop leadership that is community and service-oriented as well as learning for its own sake. We strive to hone each student's unique attributes both interpersonally and for future professions. 

As a Jewish, co-educational college preparatory school, we educate students with a rigorous Jewish and general studies curriculum in grades K-12. Students learn to value the tradition of their Jewish heritage while receiving preparation to meet contemporary societal challenges.

Lower School Grades K-5

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy offers a unique environment in which students are challenged academically within a warm, nurturing environment. Featuring low teacher-to-student ratios, our school treats each student as an individual, and as a valued member of our close-knit community. Our faculty and administration gets to know every student as a person and a learner, empowering our students to thrive academically and providing them a values-based structure within which they can learn to make good choices.

Your Lower School student benefits from:

  • A whole-child approach to education, with teaching teams dedicated to the behavioral, emotional, and academic development of each child.
  • Implementation of Conscious Discipline strategies
    • based on current brain research, child development information and effective educational practices  
    • we use everyday life events to teach self-control, conflict resolution, character development, social skills and appropriate peer interactions.
  • Everyday Mathematics program, a spiraling curriculum used in grades K-6
  • Wonders Reading program that offers students in grades K-6 a comprehensive scope and sequence to the development of reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
  • Dual-language studies (Hebrew immersion starting in Kindergarten)
  • Commitment to Jewish values through study and practice
  • Student services to support the spectrum of learning styles and abilities (from academic support to gifted education)
  • Innovative technology integration and best practices in technology-based education (iPads and/or Chromebooks)
  • Mitzvah and experiential learning field trips