Driven by researched-based best educational practices, the academic program emphasizes individual needs and growth.
Positive Self Image
Essential to the student's academic success and emotional growth is a positive self-image. Our staff actively seeks to develop an atmosphere that praises each child's accomplishments and values the talents and 'specialness' of each student.
Social Skills Development
The Counseling and Psychological Services Department of the Yeshiva also directs a major endeavor to help shape a generation that is generous, sensitive, and confident from a Torah perspective. The Social Skills Development Program incorporates group discussions about particular human interactions. Social skills are presented within a Torah framework and in conjunction with the ideas corresponding to the middot program. Topics include: making and maintaining friendships, sensitivity to the feelings of others, respect for feelings and property, building self-respect and self-esteem, alternatives to teasing and bullying, problem solving and decision making, self-control, dealing with someone else's anger, and handling peer pressure.
Love Of Learning And Actively Thinking Students
Based on the belief that the truly successful student is the one who enjoys intellectual activity, the Yeshiva employs many innovative methods to create enjoyable learning experiences. Students value their studies, not simply as a means to good marks, but also as truly valuable pursuits.
Master Teachers - Dedicated To Students
The Yeshiva has engaged a well-trained staff with highly successful teaching experience. Many outstanding educators, both in the Jewish and the general studies departments, have chosen to employ their talents at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey. Most importantly, the faculty members are dedicated to teaching students before they teach subject matter. The teachers are committed to identifying the unique qualities of each student and building upon these qualities. Students are challenged to make a commitment to creating quality work and strive for excellence.
Enhancing Education With Computers
The computer skills curriculum at the Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey prepares students to use computer technology for schoolwork and personal use, for accessing and applying information, for problem solving, and for communicating ideas and data. The objectives in the computer program form a curriculum which establishes technology skills for students to use in other curriculum areas. These objectives include the knowledge and skills to achieve computer literacy. Information accessing, analyzing, interpreting, applying, and communication skills allow the students to become independent software users and researchers.
Computer lessons are thus designed to strengthen math, science, social studies and language arts skills appropriate to the classroom curriculum. Students are also provided with carefully supervised access to the internet so they may complete research for their classroom assignments.
The Yeshiva's educational program emphasizes skills. Great importance is placed on the language arts of reading comprehension, the writing process, and vocabulary development as well as on math concepts. While reading and literature programs form the foundation for the development of verbal skills, the project-oriented science and social studies curricula help awaken intellectual curiosity and open young minds to the joys of intellectual pursuit.
The Writing Process
The writing process program of the Yeshiva is constantly evolving with a variety of multifaceted approaches. This enables students to communicate their ideas effectively in written form. The main goal is to internalize writing and editing skills that can be applied to any written communication experience. Through the use of rubrics, the children engage in self-assessment and learn what qualities are needed to achieve excellence. The students also learn systematically how to write academic research papers, expressive essays, and independent compositions.
Social Studies And Science Experiences
Social Studies at the Yeshiva integrate history, geography, current events, and map skills. Varied resources promote oral and written proficiency, civic values, creative expression and research skills while enabling the children to sense their important role in a complex world. The exciting competition of the National Geographic's Geography Bee complements many social studies trips, performances, and projects throughout the year.
While observing, classifying, and measuring, RYNJ's students develop scientific process skills. Throughout the grades, students conduct experiments in the classrooms as they collect data, graph measurements, make inferences and predictions, and draw conclusions. A newly developed curriculum incorporates the latest developments in elementary science education. Important knowledge and concepts from the physical, life, and earth sciences are systematically mastered.
Enriched Math Program
The math curriculum is designed to achieve the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' standards. Emphasis is placed on problem solving and relating mathematics to the children's daily lives. Students are encouraged to use logic and higher level thinking skills while they engage in mathematical conjecture and discussions. In the school's departmental upper grades, multiple level math classes address the specific level of each student. Many pupils complete a course in Algebra I in the eighth grade.
The Total Child And The Cultural Arts Program
We are concerned with the total development of the child. The children regularly participate in a physical education program, while musical presentations and frequent exhibits of the children's artistic talents highlight the school year. Music instructors enrich the school day and a stimulating and extensive cultural arts program includes dramatic Shakespearean productions, classical music presentations, puppeteer demonstrations, poetry readings, and other artistic displays. Social, athletic, artistic, and musical abilities are enhanced through an after school enrichment program. The school's boys and girls basketball teams and the boys hockey team provide extracurricular athletic activities and excitement.
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