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Notes for Prospective Students
- MWJDS is a community school that nurtures students, families,
and faculty as they proceed on journeys of learning and discovery.
Students of all observances study and learn in an environment of
academic excellence in which ancient text and modern curricula are
MWJDS inspires proud, knowledgeable, responsible
Jews empowered to strengthen communal life in Metrowest and
The MWJDS community is governed by and strives to help others
develop according to the goodness that Judaism engenders.
understand how our ethical stances are compatible with the highest
values in our American society.
Children learn respect for
themselves, parents, and teachers; honor the elderly; show
compassion for one another; give support to the sick, disabled and
bereaved; care for the environment and animals; and show
understanding and appreciation of diversity.
One of the cornerstones of our educational philosophy is that
we value multi-age learning.
We believe that learning partnerships
among children of different ages naturally mimics the “real
world,” including family structures.
Therefore in our applied
subjects (Judaic studies, social studies and some sciences) we
group children of different ages.
At the same time, our motto at MWJDS is “Educating
children according to their path,” a paraphrase of Proverbs.
We recognize that all good education is differentiated education,
because all learners, regardless of developmental stage, are
In our core academic subject matter—Language Arts,
Math and Hebrew—groupings are based on skill level and
learning style, rather than age or grade.
In addition, we maintain
a posture of individuation of each child’s curriculum through
consistent assessment, Curriculum-Based Measurement and Response to
Specialized learning staff provide additional support
to all students and supplement the lead teachers’
In this way, we are able to provide an outstanding
Jewish and secular educational experience for a wide variety of
The use of 21st century technology enables blended learning in
many of our classes.
Computers are an integral part of the
curriculum and are used as an educational enhancement to classroom
In addition, MWJDS has fostered active partnerships
with faculty at Brandeis University and Wellesley College.
students come to our school to demonstrate methods from their
laboratories, and we visit university laboratories regularly to see
scientific research in action.
This approach to education allows us
to concretize learning and to maximize educational outcomes for all
Research continues to support the benefits of exposure to
multiple languages for developing minds.
At MWJDS, all our
students, beginning in kindergarten, learn both Hebrew and Spanish
in addition to their English studies.
At MWJDS, we recognize that an inclusive and supportive
community is an integral part of school life and has a tremendous
impact on helping students get the most out of their educational
We offer many opportunities for parents and families to
be involved in the school, and to help build an educational
environment that extends beyond the classroom.
Our community events
provide opportunities for engagement and fun and promote
Furthermore, through our partnerships with other
educational and Jewish organizations, MWJDS has become a central
institution in the Metrowest Jewish Community and throughout the
Greater Boston Area.
Metro West Jewish Day School (MWJDS) was founded in 2001 by a
group of families seeking to create an excellent private school
where intensive general and Judaic studies would be offered in a
warm, pluralistic environment, reflecting the diversity of Metro
To create a community where all families and children can feel
safe and comfortable, the school is kosher and nut-free.
The MWJDS school calendar follows traditional Jewish and
secular holiday observances and is aligned with the Framingham
Public School calendar.