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 or teachers. He specifically expressed a desire to go to a Jewish school.
In what ways have you seen your child(ren) grow and develop as a result of their experience at Pardes?
They are becoming confident learners who love their school and learning. They have pride in Pardes and being Jewish.
Describe how your child(ren) benefits from the secular academic classes, learning the Hebrew language and Jewish studies at Pardes?
The secular academic classes are challenging and increase in depth as the students get older. My son was very prepared for high school and is doing well academically. We feel that the Hebrew and Jewish studies program is an advantage, as it is an additional language and critical thinking/analytical class. Also, both of our children are/were very comfortable and prepared for their Bat/Bar mitzvahs.
What would you say to a prospective family who is considering Pardes for their child(ren)?
Pardes is a wonderful school that has a warm community and an extremely positive learning environment. I always call it “a school with a soul.” Pardes provides a top notch secular program and the faculty is up to date with the latest trends in education and technology. Pardes gives children comfort and joy in regards to being Jewish. Faculty and staff really care about their students and strive to help them succeed.