Zalman Gordon

Who are the “Mystery Readers” at Read Alouds?

Reading is such a crucial component to your child’s learning. Yet, is reading practice enough? There is another very important component to your child’s reading.   Research shows that reading to children on a daily basis leads to huge success in the children’s educational growth.   At the Academy of the Arts, teachers incorporate reading …

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The First Interdisciplinary Jewish School

When we first imagined creating the Growing Garden Academy, we knew that we wanted it to be interdisciplinary and infuse the beliefs, values and history of Jewish identity into everything that the students will be learning. We’ve achieved that by incorporating Jewish traditions and study into the everyday structure of the classroom.   For example, …

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Progressive, Hands-On Jewish Studies

The Growing Garden Academy is unique among elementary schools in that it provides an individualized education for each child, interwoven with Jewish traditions and values.  Our goals are for our students to love learning, to build character, empathy and leadership skills, all while being surrounded by a community of extended family that provides them with …

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