Choosing a new school can be intimidating — and usually comes with a lot of questions.
While we would love to answer any question you might have in person, we listed the most frequent concerns here.
We have a very strict, no-tolerance policy against bullying and intimidating behaviors. We take every opportunity to model and teach the uplifting and noble values of the Torah. We are proud of the decorum, warmth, kindness, and love that are hallmarks of our school environment.
We have an entire department devoted to individual development, education support, and enrichment. Each student is individually assessed and tracked to create a unique learning plan that nurtures their strengths and helps them with areas in which they might need more assistance. We also work with the NJ state and local education support programs to ensure that our students get the help they need to thrive.
Yes, our WINGS program is one of the ways in which we challenge students who excel in some or all of their subjects. Additionally, within the classroom, our teachers strive to tailor lessons to challenge children across the spectrum of ability within the grade-appropriate curriculum.
There are many children who join us from public school (from the surrounding areas or the Greater NYC / tristate area) who don't yet speak Hebrew or had little to no exposure to Judaic studies. Because of our individualized learning plans, your children will feel right at home and be able to get up to speed in no time.
We are immensely proud that our students come from all kinds of families. While we teach all children Jewish prayers, how to read and interpret the Torah, and about halachic observance, we aspire that our students should be knowledgeable and comfortable in any setting of Jewish life, not convert them to orthodoxy. Ultimately, our goal is for our students to be good people, armed with the timeless values of the Torah and a strong sense of their heritage and roots.
What makes Shalom Torah Academy different from other schools is the warm, nurturing, and inclusive atmosphere as well as our caring staff. Schedule a private tour to experience firsthand what it is like to be part of our community!