The Kravets Family

What do you love most about Pardes?

We love the warm and welcoming community at Pardes as well as the amazing faculty and staff.  The teachers are top-notch and really care about the students and their progress.

Why did you choose Pardes for your children?

We chose Pardes for its welcoming and warm environment, small class sizes, top-of-class secular academics, and way that students get to experience Judaism and learn Jewish values in such a joyful way. Pardes offers a rigorous secular education while weaving in a Jewish learning component that provides our children a foundation for future growth.

In what ways have you seen your children grow and develop as a result of their experience at Pardes?

Our children have grown both academically and socially and have developed a greater sense of independence, confidence, and a love of learning.

Describe how your children benefit from the secular academic classes, learning the Hebrew language and Jewish studies at Pardes?

The secular academics at Pardes are forward thinking and challenge the kids daily, in every subject.  We believe that Pardes offers the best environment in the greater Scottsdale area to prepare our children for high school. The Hebrew and Jewish Studies curriculum has challenged our children and allowed them another avenue to think critically by studying and analyzing modern Jewish texts.  The use of technology, including the new MakerSpace, has opened up new doors to learning and experiencing what they are learning.

What would you say to a prospective family who is considering Pardes for their children?

You won’t find a better school environment for your children or a more warm and caring faculty and staff.  Pardes offers an amazing community for the entire family. It is a place where your children will be challenged and grow, make friends, and receive the best education. We have seen the value of a Pardes education in its Alumni, whose success is largely based on the foundation provided by Pardes Jewish Day School.