Academics

We believe a child’s education is a unique combination of intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and spiritual growth. By helping them grow in all of these areas, children gain a deep understanding of themselves. This gives them the confidence to tackle challenges, explore their passions, and achieve academic excellence.

Discover through the Lerner Way

Our team leads students on their journey to confidence through the Lerner Way’s three key elements:
A greenhouse for learning

Our focus

  • A caring and nurturing environment
  • Supportive and compassionate teachers
  • Individualized attention
  • Fostering a love of learning

The Lerner School cultivates an environment for growth. We provide our students with nutrient-rich grounding and optimal conditions for becoming strong, life-long learners.

A foundation to excel

Our focus

  • Rigorous subject-based learning
  • Integrated Jewish studies
  • Building essential skills and instilling the confidence to succeed
  • Creating ethical citizens of the world

The Lerner approach integrates Jewish studies throughout an academic curriculum that fosters intellectual, emotional, and behavioral development and is uniquely challenging to each student. Children are equipped with the confidence, knowledge and tools to make a positive impact each day.

A shared Jewish culture

Our focus

  • Whole-family learning
  • Igniting the spirit of Judaism
  • Celebrating diverse expressions of Jewish culture
  • Embodying Jewish values
  • Appreciating Jewish identity
  • Building the Jewish community

Lerner is a place for whole-family learning where we ignite the spirit of Judaism. Here students and family members can share in and celebrate diverse expressions of Jewish culture—fostering a deeper understanding of each individual’s Jewish identity. The Lerner School creates a vibrant future for Judaism in the broader community.

The Lerner Way builds confident students who can make a positive impact everyday.

Sharing progress spurs success

“One Child at a Time” is the core of both our teaching and assessment philosophy.  At Lerner, we monitor each child’s academic progress and then share this progress as a way to nurture their love of learning. Our positive, individualized feedback is tied explicitly to each child’s goals and is based on teacher observations, portfolios, interactive projects, and student checklists that incorporate self-reflection. These rubrics show that there is no “perfect” achievement standard from which children fall short, but rather learning goals they are working toward. Our task as educators is to document each child’s journey and to continuously adjust instruction to support every student’s personal growth.