Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

  • Our Mission: To promote academic excellence, community responsibility, and vibrant Jewish living.
  • We are a community day school, providing exceptional education in science, math, history, literature, Jewish studies, Hebrew language, music, art, sports, and technology to nearly 300 students.
  • The academic excellence of our program is built on rigorous standards, exceptional faculty, and small student to teacher ratios.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1990

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size24 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
30%
Admissions DirectorHillary Hazan-Glass
Admissions AssociateAmanda Evans

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballBowling,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Our enriching program encompasses general studies, Hebrew, Jewish studies, art, music, and physical education, balancing academic achievement with students` social, emotional, and physical well-being. Our curriculum teaches students important 21st century learning skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creative use of technology providing a dynamic environment that encourages independent thinking. At Hausner, we support the idea that true learning comes from experience. As a result, our project-based learning approach helps students develop practical life skills through investigation, complex research, and decision making. These skills lead to deeper learning, greater retention, and increased student engagement. We integrate technology into our core curriculum in general studies (including math, science, social studies, and English), as well as Jewish studies and various levels of Hebrew to enhance project-based learning. Our STEM curriculum a hallmark of our education process is an interdisciplinary and applied-teaching approach that integrates hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, and math for real-world, problem-based learning.

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