We are not an observant family. Yet, all three of our children attended STA. The dual curriculum was perfect since they learned all the secular subjects as well as a beautiful Judaic studies curriculum. The teachers were warm, loving, and effective. They were excellent role models. Parents always wonder if the public schools are better equipped to educate and I can tell you from firsthand experience that the public schools were inferior to STA. And the values espoused by STA cannot be found in the public schools.
The children bring home the beauty and inspiration of Judaism. There is no comparison to a secular/public school. Some think there are “sacrifices” to sending your kids to a small Jewish day school but what the children learn about their Jewish heritage and Jewish identity far outweighs the loss of soccer or music. These can easily be pursued after school.
Our son has been going to Shalom Torah Academy for a few years now. He enjoys going there and we very happy with his Academics. We are also very happy with the Jewish studies and believe that they are having a very positive effect.