The Ozer Family

What do you love most about Pardes? We love that Pardes has small class sizes, fantastic teachers, gives personal attention to each child  and has a wonderful, warm community. Why did you choose Pardes for your child(ren)? Danny was not happy at his public school in first grade and did not connect with his classmates […]

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Jacob

Pardes Class of 2011, Harvard University Class of 2020

For which grades did you attend Pardes?  I attended Pardes from fourth through eighth grade. I graduated in 2011. We’d love an update on your life after Pardes. Where did you continue your education? After finishing Pardes, I spent one year at Desert Mountain High School in the International Baccalaureate program. My family moved to […]

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Leah

Pardes Class of 2010, University of Arizona Honors College (Flinn Scholar), Class of 2018

For which grades did you attend Pardes? What year did you graduate from Pardes? I am a Pardes Lifer! With a sister who is two years older than I am, I am really more like a Pardes pre-lifer. I graduated in 2010. Where did you continue your education after graduating from Pardes? After Pardes I […]

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Dylan

Pardes Class of 2017; Phoenix Country Day School Class of 2021

For which years did you attend Pardes Jewish Day School? I attended second grade through eighth grade, and I graduated in 2017. Where did you continue your education? I have continued my education at Phoenix Country Day School. I feel that Pardes did an excellent job in preparing me for this school both in academic […]

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Mrs. Jessie Rubenstein

Jewish Studies Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? I was inspired to become a teacher by the amazing teachers I have had in my life. A good teacher enables students to explore who they are at their core in a safe and meaningful way. I was blessed to have such teachers, and they made me want […]

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Mrs. Nicole Stokes

Third Grade Teacher

What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School? I love the community feeling when we come together as a school for holidays, celebrations, and learning. Why do you like teaching at Pardes Jewish Day School? I love having the freedom to teach and differentiate the learning in my classroom for each student every […]

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Mrs. Laurie Burckhardt

Middle School Math and Science Teacher

What inspired you to become a teacher? It was a journey full of twists and turns, but there were several key moments that led me to become a teacher. One was when I served as a literacy volunteer and taught an adult to read. Another was when I volunteered in a women’s shelter and felt […]

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