A Message from the Head of School
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Pardes Jewish Day School website. We are excited for you to explore and discover what makes this school so special.
From the moment you first step foot onto the campus of Pardes you will feel a strong cultural connection and see first hand how we have at our core a family of faculty, staff, and parents that fully embrace the powerful mission of the school.
Started as a Reform Jewish Day School, Pardes prepares its students to become outstanding members of society through a rigorous secular and Judaic curriculum that welcomes all Jewish traditions. Pardes is comprised of wonderful families who respect differences in Jewish practice, yet is bound by the study of Torah, Jewish history and culture, and the values our peoplehood have embodied throughout centuries. We are a “people of the book” who “stand on the shoulders of those who came before us.” It is our duty and privilege to educate our students to become the next Jewish leaders sitting in boardrooms of corporations, synagogues, and schools.
Through our Five Pillars of Jewish Education (Jewish Tradition, Academic Excellence, Leadership, Jewish Values, and Kehillah), Pardes engenders a joyful, challenging learning environment while instilling in its students a growth mindset that encourages risk-taking, critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration. The power of being in a Jewish day school for these formative years is that students learn to find meaning, inspiration, and purpose in their Jewish heritage as they navigate life’s journey. In turn, with the combination of its strong secular education, Pardes develops its students into intellectually confident, ethically responsible, passionately engaged citizens and leaders who will become the creators of the future.
Located on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, we are blessed with a beautiful facility where you can feel the excitement and buzz in the air from our students, faculty, parents, and leadership all working to make our school a very special place. Come and experience the magic!
Head of School
In March 2019, the Pardes Board of Directors held an open meeting in which Mr. Gordon presented the School’s Strategic Initiatives. This document outlines the strategic endeavors in the four key areas of academics; admissions and recruitment; Jewish life and learning; and culture, values and wellness. Click the image to view.