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Is Private Kindergarten Worth the Cost?

Your child is approaching kindergarten age and you’re weighing all the options. Full day kindergarten? Half day kindergarten? Public? Private? If you are considering a private kindergarten in Scottsdale, you might be evaluating if it’s worth the investment.  At Pardes Jewish Day School, we see kindergarten as so much more than just an opportunity to […]

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How to Talk to Friends and Family About Kindergarten

With so many options for kindergarten, such as full- or half- day programs, friends and family often have lots of opinions. How do you best navigate those sometimes sticky conversations?  Here are three areas to focus on so you can talk about kindergarten with confidence. You know that kindergarten will set your child up for […]

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How to Foster a Genuine Love for Learning in Elementary School and Beyond

The Pardes Graduate Series: How to Foster a Genuine Love for Learning in Elementary School and Beyond Kindergarten and the elementary years are an exciting time of growth for young children. They begin to develop the brain connections needed for logic, learn to better express emotions, and form more advanced fine and gross motor skills. […]

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How Can We Train Critical Thinkers and Strong Communicators?

How Can We Train Critical Thinkers and Strong Communicators? Imagine your child on graduation day, and think of all the things you hope they will learn by then to carry forward. At Pardes, we are continually focused on that culminating moment and equipping our students for success. We want your child to have every opportunity […]

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Understand the Advantages: Continuity in K-8 Education

When it comes to your child’s education, we all know how much is at stake, and how hard it can be to make some choices. This is especially true when it comes to choosing a school or potentially changing schools. Sometimes a change is unavoidable, but the value of continuity—especially in the early years of […]

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A Parent’s Unique Perspective on the Educational Experience at Pardes

by Jennifer Schwarz, Pardes parent Jennifer shared these thoughts at our November Kindergarten Preview event.  December 7 – Our path is a unique one. We have three kids. Our son attended a Jewish day school (not Pardes) through fifth grade. When that school closed, we decided to send him to one of the highly regarded […]

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“Bringing Judaism to Life” on Campus During the High Holidays

Last week we celebrated Simchat Torah, and we read the final parsha of the Torah, V’zot HaBracha, and we then began reading the first parsha of the Torah, B’raisheet. We concluded our period of school wide celebrations with a meaningful, educational and enjoyable two part program. Our 8th graders, who will soon be graduating from […]

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