Gan Israel Day School

770 Howes Ln,
Columbia, MD, 21044-0210
Tel: (410)740-2424
Gan Israel Preschool & Day School, accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education, offers a dual curriculum program for children Age 2 through Kindergarten.
We believe these early years are the most important in a child's education, both secular and Jewish.
Our highly qualified staff create a preschool experience filled with learning and exploration as they teach children through song, dance, dramatic play and art.
Children also enjoy free play indoors and outdoors on our beautiful playground each day and go on community field trips throughout the year.
Reading readiness activities are emphasized to prepare the children for Kindergarten.
The Kindergarten through 1st Grade program features a well rounded General and Jewish Studies Curriculum, covering Language Arts, Math Skills, Science, Social Studies, Jewish Holidays & Concepts, Hebrew, Parsha and Prayer.
We are proud to be using the "Open Court" system in our school, the most up-to-date classroom equipment available, and our new computer lab.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 18 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Atholton Adventist Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Atholton Adventist Academy (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Atholton Adventist Academy (0.5 miles away)
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  • Columbia Atholton Adventist Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    6520 Martin Road
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)740-2425
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.5  mi  |  229  students  |  Gr.  PK-10
  • Columbia
    Goddard School, The
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    9100 Quarterstaff Road
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)531-1511
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.7  mi  |  122  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Columbia
    The Julia Brown Montessori Schools
    Montessori School
    9760 Owen Brown Rd
    Columbia , MD , 21045
    (410)730-5056
    Montessori School
    0.8  mi  |  128  students  |  Gr.  PK-3
  • Columbia
    Bet Yeladim Inc
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    8910 Route 108, Suite D
    Columbia , MD , 21045
    (410)997-7378
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Jewish)
    1.1  mi  |  160  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Columbia
    Hickory Ridge KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    6185 Sunny Spring
    Columbia , MD , 21044
    (410)730-8449
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.2  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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