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SAR: Developing the Potential of Every Student

(Courtesy of SAR) SAR is a mission-driven Modern Orthodox co-educational day school for students in nursery through 12th grade dedicated to fostering the development of the distinct potential of each child, giving students a rich and meaningful experiential Jewish education, and inculcating a love of learning.

SAR’s open architecture promotes open thinking, boundless energy, and a warm, inclusive atmosphere. The school’s general and Judaic studies curricula are both academically challenging and developmentally appropriate. Students are engaged in active and meaningful lessons that encourage them to move beyond their comfortable limits and become creative thinkers and self-motivated learners. Both the academy and the high school have inaugurated new spaces and facilities that offer a range of opportunities for hands-on, student-centered learning. The new 35,000-square-foot early learning center building, featuring a garden, a cooking classroom, a TinkerSpace, a sensory gym, and much more opened in September 2020. In the high school, recent construction included the addition of design and fabrication labs, supporting a wide range of engineering, robotics, and design classes and co-curriculars.

SAR is committed to seeing each child as an individual and meeting the needs of every child. The Student Learning Center offers support, and enrichment activities offer a challenge. By respecting, valuing, and nurturing each child’s unique spirit and talents, SAR ignites a lifelong love of learning and connection to Torah, community and the State of Israel.

Showing compassion and acting in a socially responsible way are important components of an SAR education. SAR students engage in over 250 chesed projects each academic year. The school fosters a community of students who demonstrate sensitivity to their peers, respect for their teachers and environment, loyalty to their country, and an appreciation of the differences in others.

In addition to schoolwide celebrations and ruach-filled chagigot, a rich array of co-curricular activities rounds out the SAR experience. Students are encouraged to explore their passions outside of the classroom through a variety of activities including the arts, athletic clubs, publications, fall and spring sports, and academic activities such as debate and sports competitions, math and science tournaments, and the National Chidon HaTanach Bible competition. The list of activities is constantly expanding, as students who voice interest in a new activity are actively encouraged to transform their ideas into reality.

Approximately 90% of SAR High School graduates spend a year studying in Israel before attending college. SAR has many alumni who return to SAR as parents and as teachers.

Every day at SAR students interact with one another and the world at large in ways that reflect respect, collaboration and a shared commitment to Torah and mitzvot.

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