Student Life Overview

Learning experiences extend far beyond the classroom, and there are many ways for students to get involved.  Whether it is the performing arts, student council, athletics, or other leadership opportunities, our hope is that each student finds a way to become an active and involved member of the Pardes community.  These experiences provide a wonderful opportunity for our students to:

  • Extend their knowledge
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Build friendships
  • Discover and strengthen interests
  • Experience the benefits of being part of a community

Jewish learning is an integral part of the Pardes experience and extends well outside the Hebrew and Jewish Studies classrooms.  As a Jewish Day school, students are surrounded by Jewish values. Judaism is embraced as students celebrate the Jewish holidays together as a kehillah (community), and Tikkun Olam projects help them apply their Jewish values and connect them with the greater community.

Special visitors also enhance the Pardes experience.  Whether it is the members of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, an Olympic medalist or a representative from a local animal shelter, these guests help our students connect their learning to their own personal lives and the outside world.