9 Sep · Debra Bogle · No Comments

Welcome Sara Ceitlin- Global Teacher

Sara Ceitlin, grew up in Toronto, Canada with many brothers and sisters, including her sister, Morah Alta Gordon our Academy Director. Sara studied  abroad in Milan, Italy to further her teaching (pedagogy) education. She has taught Hebrew in academy schools, and run programming for young learners and high school students. Sara enjoys playing piano, reading …

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26 Dec · Zalman Gordon · No Comments

The importance of sheltering humans and animals

It’s a new year and we’ve been busy celebrating and learning about all of the significant holidays that usher in Fall at the Growing Garden Academy.   Our school-year focus of community was once again front and center during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as we encouraged each child to reflect back on and set …

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28 Aug · Zalman Gordon · No Comments

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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28 Aug · Zalman Gordon · No Comments

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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