RYNJ provides special programs in all possible areas of learning, from enrichment groups in math and Talmudic study to resource groups in Judaic and general studies.
Programs For The Gifted
In each class students are challenged with activities that develop their higher level thinking skills. Special projects stressing creativity, innovation and research capture the curiosity of students gifted in science, social studies, and literature.
Junior High School students who demonstrate a talent for Gemara receive special time with an 'enrichment' rebbe. During this period of time, the students explore Talmudic concepts in greater depth and learn additional materials beyond the classroom curriculum.
Daily Math Lab
The Yeshiva has designed a program to meet the unique needs of students who have scored in the top two percentiles on national achievement tests and have demonstrated a depth of mathematical thinking. Groups of four to eight students meet daily in the math lab to receive instruction. Classes are taught at an accelerated pace with an emphasis on discovery of mathematical relationships and patterns. All enrichment classes share a high level of excitement as small groups of children investigate, experiment, probe, and scrutinize mathematical operations. Going beyond the performance of complex computations, the students always seek to know why and how the mathematical operations work. Talented students are given further opportunities to enjoy their mathematical interests as they participate in RYNJ's math teams. A number of RYNJ's teams have finished in first place in leagues composed of other Metropolitan Area teams under the direction of the Board of Jewish Education. Other RYNJ students have placed near the top in New Jersey State public and private school competitions.
The Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey is an important participant in E2K (Excellence 2000), a program created by the Israel Arts and Science Academy and funded by the Gruss Foundation. E2K is designed to engage highly motivated junior high school students and to provide them with opportunities for independent study. The program helps the students to approach learning a scientific subject through an emphasis on logic, mathematical thinking, and scientific method. Hands-on exploratory learning is central to E2K. Students work in groups to solve problems and find solutions to riddles or puzzles. The science class utilizes a series of experiments and explorations. Recently, RYNJ placed first in an international E2K competition.
Committed to educating each child according to his needs, the Yeshiva is devoted to allowing every neshama to grow and flourish. Accordingly, an extensive resource room program flourishes within the Yeshiva. Students who need additional support for Judaic or general studies are instructed by trained professionals who provide the skill development necessary for progress within a formal classroom environment. This small group and individualized instruction has enabled classroom success for many children.
The Yeshiva also provides self-contained classes for students who are not yet ready for a traditional classroom setting. Specially trained teachers utilize varied educational techniques to provide for the individual needs of the students. Class size is limited to eight students, who are supervised by at least two staff members. Many of these students are able to participate successfully in a variety of mainstream classroom activities. As of September 2007, over thirty students have been completely 'mainstreamed' into regular classroom settings.
The school maintains a certified school counselor and two licensed psychologists. These professionals coordinate the efforts of teachers, parents, and, when necessary, outside resources to help the children develop coping, social, and problem solving skills that encourage individual growth and a positive school experience.
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