The Middle School at New England Jewish Academy focuses on two primary areas: character development (middot)/menschlichkeit, and preparation for the academic rigors of our Upper School. We view these years as an opportunity to reinforce important values and set our students on a path towards personal fulfillment and a meaningful Jewish life as we prepare them for academic success.
Students are guided to challenge themselves, ask compelling questions, seek creative ways to understand new concepts, and encouraged to become more confident, independent learners. Our students embark on a path towards a meaningful Jewish life as we prepare them for academic success.
Personal Growth and Values
Social and emotional development is critical during these adolescent years. The Torah precepts “kol yisrael areivim zeh l’zeh” (every Jewish person is responsible for another) and “v’ahavta l’reacha kamocha” (love your friend as yourself) drive the experiential and project-based learning in middle school.
Our broad curriculum in English, Math, Science and Social Studies engages the full potential in our students as they continue to develop their skills. Students are encouraged to apply their learning and address real world issues (tikun olam) through collaborative projects and presentations.
Dynamic teachers lead our students to explore the richness of sacred texts in Talmud, Chumash and Navi. Students delve into the major themes, learn the skills necessary for independent text study, and grow to value lifelong Torah learning as a foundational element of Jewish life.
Our students learn that Hebrew is not merely a foreign language, but the language of our heritage and our people. They explore Israel’s culture, landmarks, teenage life, schools, and geography while building their vocabulary, grammar and language skills.
Our students learn that Hebrew is not merely a foreign language,The Middle school schedule focuses on student growth, inside and outside of the building. Art, physical education, technology literacy, field trips, and the choice of clubs and electives provide students with an exhilarating daily experience. Students create and lead new clubs every year to match their passions. but the language of our heritage and our people. They explore Israel’s culture, landmarks, teenage life, schools, and geography while building their vocabulary, grammar and language skills.
Preparation for High School
The middle school and upper school share facilities and faculty, and the curriculum is designed to provide students with a solid foundation as they transition to High School.