Metro West Jewish Day School

     Tel: (508)620-5554
        
   
Grades: PK - 8 | 57 students
MetroWest Jewish Day School is a K-8 community Jewish day school that embraces pluralism.
MWJDS fosters the personal growth of each child through a multi-faceted, nurturing, and dynamic 21st century approach to learning.  Our student community actively engages in the comprehensive exploration of both secular and Jewish curricula, weaving together ancient texts and modern perspectives.  MWJDS inspires our students to excel in the world as knowledgeable and responsible members of the diverse Jewish community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported anxiety, mild to moderate learning disabilities
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 57 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Metro West Jewish Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Beth Null

School Notes:

MetroWest Jewish Day School is a K-8 community Jewish day school that embraces pluralism. MWJDS fosters the personal growth of each child through a multi-faceted, nurturing, and dynamic 21st century approach to learning.  Our student community actively engages in the comprehensive exploration of both secular and Jewish curricula, weaving together ancient texts and modern perspectives.  MWJDS inspires our students to excel in the world as knowledgeable and responsible members of the diverse Jewish community. 

Our students and their families represent a broad spectrum of Jewish observance, including humanistic, Reform, Conservative, and Modern Orthodox Jews. Our community also includes many interfaith families and many Jews-by-Choice. 

MWJDS believes that a warm, nurturing environment facilitates learning. To that end, MWJDS teachers and staff, in partnership with parents, strive to create an environment that truly supports and encourages our students. Several key factors contribute to MWJDS’s nurturing environment. We intentionally limit class sizes in order to allow teachers to really get to know their students and focus on their individual needs. Our pedagogical approach utilizes a multi-dimensional, integrated curriculum with project-based, experiential and blended learning modalities to engage our students’ minds and bodies. Our leveled classes ensure academic challenge while preventing students from feeling overwhelmed.  Taken together these approaches allow students to feel safe, engaged and poised for success, both inside and outside the classroom. 

MWJDS is committed to embracing diversity within the Jewish community. We welcome Jewish families regardless of race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or disability. 

Acknowledging that Judaism comprises a tapestry of religious observances, MWJDS actively embraces religious pluralism. Our community is home to families with varying Jewish identities, including the full spectrum of denominational Judaism (Reform through Orthodox), as well as unaffiliated, interfaith and humanistic Jews. 

MWJDS is also committed to working with students with learning and/or behavioral challenges. Our education model is designed to accommodate students with a wide range of strengths and vulnerabilities. Our teachers are well versed in meeting the needs of all learners and take the time to provide differentiated instruction to our students so that they can all be successful. In addition to our classroom teachers, we have a talented Academic and Behavioral Support team consisting of a pediatric neuropsychologist, clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, and several special educators who work internally and with outside clinicians to provide for all the needs of our students. 

At MWJDS, our goal is to help our students develop into life-long learners and mentshin (honorable people).  We want to inspire our students to make a difference in the world.  In order to do so, students need a strong understanding of both themselves and the world around them. We encourage students to question assumptions and seek out their own answers.  Our teachers also model these values. Throughout the day, our teachers demonstrate their own love of learning and their commitment to social values. 

As a community, we also focus on Tikkun Olam – repairing the world.  Students are actively engaged in improving our school and the communities around them. Student interests inspire many of our school-wide mitzvah projects. Past projects have included food & toy drives, collecting shoes for orphans in Haiti, buying a cow for Heifer International, Pennies for Patients benefiting the Leukemia Society, and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. MWJDS also has an ongoing relationship with the Lucy and Joe Press Food Pantry and Shillman House, a Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly senior living community. 

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

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