Gan Netivot is where our youngest students are welcomed to our school’s unique message of Torah, Israel and Derech Eretz. Our children are taught to be respectful, inquisitive, independent and cooperative learners. Our whole-child approach believes that all children are capable and competent. The classroom environment reflects that a child is at the center. Key areas of our Gan program are: literacy, Ivrit B’Ivrit, developing a love of Torah, and skills to help children develop socially and emotionally.

Literacy is a small word with big features! Listening, speaking, reading and writing all interrelate to help children become good readers and communicators. They learn that letters create words, that these words create sentences and that sentences create poetry and stories. These skills build the strong foundations of reading in both English and Hebrew.

Ivrit is the language of our Torah and classical texts as well as the language of the State of Israel. Gan students begin their day with Tefillah. Each week the Parshah is taught through a hands-on approach. The Parshah is reinforced throughout the week through puppet shows and projects integrated with the General studies units as well.  Our Ivrit B’Ivrit Hebrew immersion begins in Junior Kindergarten with many visual aids, hands on materials, interactive technology, music, books and puzzles throughout the classroom that make the presence of Ivrit natural. They become familiar with their new language through routines, songs, finger play and the modeling of spoken language. The goals of our interactive program are to impart a basic knowledge of spoken Hebrew, develop their ability to communicate in Ivrit and connect Hebrew to everyday social situations.

Components of the Netivot HaTorah Gan program include:

  • Literacy

  • Tefillah

  • Parsha

  • Math

  • Mitzvot

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Arts

  • Music

  • Gym

  • Executive Functioning

  • Ivrit B’Ivrit

  • Reading

  • Warmth and love of our yiddishkeit

The formative years are wondrous. Seeing the children develop individually and as a group is in itself amazing.