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curriculum overview


integrated dual curriculum

New England Jewish Academy’s General Studies curriculum focuses on developing strength in reading, writing, mathematics, critical thinking, and presentation skills. There is also a strong emphasis on working collaboratively in the classroom and extracurricular settings.

NEJA takes a modern, 21st century approach to learning—coupling demanding classroom instruction with individualized attention. This empowers students to define their own personal objectives and to develop and refine their own singular path.

The key goal of the academic program is to prepare students for college and beyond, both in knowledge and study/time management skills.

In order to teach all of the important subjects in an effective and comprehensive manner, New England Jewish Academy has developed a curriculum that is grade level specific and utilizes integrated themes for science, social studies, and Jewish studies. Themes change year to year to reflect the growth and interests of our students and our ever-changing world.

Infusing traditional texts with modern life experiences, NEJA students are exposed to the richness of our Jewish heritage and can apply the important lessons in meaningful ways. NEJA students add their own voices to the Jewish conversation. Their skills in text analysis and critical thinking can be applied equally to Torah study or the challenges of Western civilization and literature. Our students are prepared for the world in which they will live and lead.

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School Temporarily Closed

School will be in session online from Monday, March 17 through the end of the school year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NEJA buildings are closed. However, our learning and education continues as we have shifted to virtual classrooms for all our students. We continue to be accessible for anyone who needs to reach us.

Please feel free to reach out to any of us below: 
Josh Levisohn, Head of School
Dr. Richard Nabel, Principal of Upper Division
Rabbi Zev Silver, Principal of Lower Division
Batsheva Oberstein, Director of Admissions