Newman School of Talmud Torah of St Paul

  • The Newman School of the Talmud Torah of St Paul Day School is a Jewish educational community that nurtures in our students a life-long love of learning, belief in themselves, and understanding of their responsibility as citizens of the world.
  • Within an accepting and egalitarian environment, we encourage each child to grow academically, socially, and artistically, guided by a strong sense of Jewish values and traditions.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1982

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
56%
State avg.: 18%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions AssociateHeidi Tarshish

School Notes

  • The Newman School early childhood program is a child centered program that draws from the philosophies of Reggio Amelia Schools, Montessori, and Creative Curriculum.  In merging the three philosophies, we have created a classroom community that is a place of discovery.  We provide each child with the opportunity to learn in his/her own way in an environment of order and structure.  We introduce materials and the "works" the children engage in are open-ended.  Children have time and space to learn and explore.  As a class we go on a journey together learning about our community, Judaism and how each individual`s essence strengthens our whole community.  
  • Preparing children for academic success as they grow and develop is not about teaching them to recognize numbers or letter.  It is about exploring their environment, loving hearing stories, drawing and painting, working with clay, enjoying listening to and making music,developing their confidence at age appropriate tasks, becoming increasingly independent, developing dexterity and coordination, learning to appreciate themselves and those in their world, to recognize beauty, taking pleasure from playing and working together, from sharing, giving and accepting. 
  • Children learn Hebrew in an immersive environment, learning songs, stories, and communicating about daily experiences.  They celebrate Jewish holidays and learn songs and stories appropriate to the calendar. 

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Nearby Private Schools

  • The nearest high school to Newman School of Talmud Torah of St Paul is Cretin Derham Hall (0.5 miles away)
  • The nearest elementary school and preschool is Holy Spirit School (0.6 miles away)
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The average private school tuition in Saint Paul, MN is $5,389 for elementary schools and $17,425 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Saint Paul, MN is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).