Friday, January 28, 2022

While the Bi-Cultural Hebrew Academy (BCHA) building is bustling with activity, recruitment for next year is also well underway. Recently, both the early childhood division and upper school division hosted Open House programs to assist families in understanding the benefits of a BCHA education.

At the upper school Open House on Sunday, November 7, a packed room of families from Southern Connecticut and Westchester County heard presentations from current students and parents, school administration and alumni Zooming in from their gap year programs. Highlights included sample lessons in Judaic studies, math and English; science demonstrations and activities in the areas of physics, engineering, biology and chemistry; a presentation of the school’s unique and highly successful approach to college guidance; and, of course, desserts from Baked by Melissa, Elegant Desserts NY, World of Chantilly and local Stamford favorite Beldotti’s Bakery. “It’s gratifying that word is spreading about our individualized approach and our school’s ability to maximize each student’s educational experience,” said Upper School Principal Rabbi Shimmy Trencher, “Our parents love our school because we make sure to truly see and support the growth of every student.”

The following evening, the early childhood Open House took place, with families registering from Stamford, Norwalk. Westport, Southport, Mt. Vernon, Mt. Kisco, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Riverdale. Participants were able to meet the teachers, tour the early childhood wing, and hear about the school’s “Play with Purpose” educational philosophy for pre-k and kindergarten students. “Families that enter the building are amazed with what they experience, and that is just a glimpse of the wonder and excitement that happens in our early childhood wing,” Said Lower School Director of Admissions Miriam Sperber.

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