Middle School Curriculum.July 2018.final

Ann and Nate Levine Academy offers an innovative curriculum combining the best of both general and Jewish studies. Our curriculum is based on recognized models of excellence and is continuously reviewed and reformed by extensive research. Based practice instruction, state-of-the-art technology, fully equipped science labs, and individualized attention ensure our students’ success academically, emotionally and spiritually. Students cultivate their study skills, critical thinking, and creativity every day: at the computer, in Social Studies and Math classes, during reading, Language Arts and library, and in the study of Torah and Jewish tradition. Levine Academy is committed to creating a welcoming atmosphere of diversity. Teachers and students reflect different traditions of Jewish observance and share a variety of skills and interests. Teaching is tailored to each child’s needs and strengths, not to a class average. This allows children to move ahead in areas of strength and to receive additional attention in areas of need. Our approach fosters self-confidence and promotes success. CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS At Ann and Nate Levine Academy, development of the whole child is essential. We encourage our students to explore and achieve expertise in a wide variety of enrichment activities both during the school day and after school. Our curriculum includes studio art, art appreciation, music appreciation, Hebrew music, band instruction and choir. Every year there is a unique line-up of special interest topics to explore in the Middle School elective program. The P.E. classes from K through 8 emphasize the acquisition and expansion of basic athletic skills, responsible play and competition, while teaching students healthy choices and preparing them for interscholastic and intramural sports. In the Middle School, Levine Academy teams competewith other independent schools. Students in theMiddle School also have several leadership opportunities, including serving as School Ambassador, participating in Community Service, and serving on the Levine Academy Student Congress. Congress members meet with a faculty advisor to plan school activities, community projects and fundraisers. HIGH SCHOOL PLACEMENT Ann and Nate Levine Academy has an extensive counseling and informational program for high school placement, serving both the students and their parents. The process begins in the fall of the Eighth Grade with a parent meeting designed to furnish families with all the information regarding the application process and to advise families on how to select a high school for their student that “fits” him or her in terms of intellectual, emotional, and social growth. Students work closely with administrators and staff to complete a resume, write their high school application essay, and develop interview skills. The Head of School and School Counselor make visits to all the schools our students are applying to, and they advocate for our students, highlighting student strengths and talents. Ann and Nate Levine Academy’s high school placement program is founded on the principles of selecting the best school “fit” for your student and then advocating for that student.



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