Aleph Academy recognizes and respects the unique qualities of each child. Our school’s primary mission is to foster a love for life long learning in our students. The curriculum skillfully weaves artistic and academic disciplines, along with Jewish values, into everyday activities. Students learn to follow their curiosity, to think creatively, and to work both independently and cooperatively with others. Our goal is to create a vibrant community of children, teachers and families.
Using an arts and play based approach, Aleph Academy teachers engage children in activities focused on relationships and inquiry. The environment has been designed to support rich learning experiences and social-emotional growth. As an emergent, Reggio inspired curriculum in which Jewish values and the natural cycle of the year form the backdrop, the learning topics become negotiated between children and teachers. After careful observation and analysis, teachers offer additional materials while continually challenging children to explore their interests in more complex ways. Documentation is used to demonstrate how our curriculum meets or exceeds Nevada State standards.
The goal of our Judaics program is to imbue children with a love and joy for Jewish tradition. The customs and history are made relevant and meaningful using a hands-on approach with a focus on Hebrew language and Jewish values. Activities include Challah baking, Hebrew letter yoga, and heirloom quality art.