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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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Pardes Eighth Graders Take the Shark Tank Challenge

May 22 – Makerspace came alive for an entire morning of great entertainment as Eighth graders concluded the school year in true Shark Tank fashion! Working in teams of five, the students invented solutions in response to real life challenges submitted by Pardes teachers.  Then they hit the stage to pitch their products to Sharks, […]

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Pardes Panthers Sports Banquet

May 5 – “We are here this morning to recognize our student athletes and their hard work and dedication to the athletic program,” began Sara Lovstrom. Addressing a room of some 100 players, parents and coaches at the annual Panthers Sports Banquet, the Pardes Athletics Director spoke about everything from the school’s no cuts, everyone […]

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It’s Always Better Together

May 13 –  May 7th marked the end of another successful year for the Better Together Program, a year-long partnership between Pardes Jewish Day School, The Bureau of Jewish Education, and a New York Foundation.  Each month, Pardes Eighth graders joined with seniors from our Jewish community to gain insights and knowledge through shared stories […]

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Pardes Middle Schoolers Commemorate Yom Hashoah with Holocaust Survivor

May 2 –  Pardes Fifth through Eighth graders gathered in the Sanctuary on May 2nd for a poignant and very inspiring commemoration of Yom Hashoah. The program began with a special candle lighting. Six eighth graders lit a single candle, each bearing the name of an individual who perished in the Holocaust, the years they […]

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Pardes Family Haggadah is Showcased for the Community

April 8 – “I am absolutely stunned,” exclaimed a kindergarten parent as he explored the Pardes sanctuary, turned art museum. The entire space had been transformed into a sophisticated art gallery worthy of opening night at a trendy museum. Adding to the ambiance, a solo violinist played classical music. On display was the Haggadah Project […]

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Head of School Shares School’s Strategic Initiatives

March 26 – Head of School Peter Gordon and the Pardes Board of Directors held an opening meeting on March 26th to outline the School’s Strategic Initiatives. Mr. Gordon presented each of the strategic endeavors, which centered around the four key areas of academics; admissions/recruitment;  Jewish life and learning; and culture, values and wellness. The […]

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