NORTHEND JEWISH SCHOOL

Rating: 4.95 stars   77 reviews

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Location: 12351 8th Ave Ne Seattle WA 98125 USA

Mission: Seattle Jewish Community School provides an excellent, egalitarian, K-5 General and Judaic studies education that promotes Jewish identity and practice, respect for diversity, responsibility for our world, and lifelong learning.
Geographic areas served: Greater Seattle
Programs: SJCS provides an excellent, egalitarian, K-5 General studies education.
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EIN 91-1484966
206.522.5212
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Rating: 4 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Our children are first graders at SJCS. We chose this school because it provided a loving and nurturing environment, a rigorous education, and provided children with a strong cultural identity and sense of self. It does everything I hoped - and more. The kids are very happy there and say they can't imagine being in school somewhere else.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my children

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the staff is incredible.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Very warm and haimish feeling. Great sense of community. Lots of love for all the kids. Fabulous teacher. The alumni leave with a wonderful love of torah and great skills for their future.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their bringing families closer to Judaism and the Jewish community

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Warm, and dedicated and lovely.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Several years ago, I was a Jewish mom with a son going into Kindergarten. I had looked at the Jewish day schools in the area, but none had before- and after-school care. I was resigned to sending my son to public school when I heard about SJCS. I contacted them with just a couple of months until school started, applied, and he was accepted right before the term started! From the get-go, I was impressed by the teachers & staff, and then by the parents & volunteers. I believe this school has exactly the right emphasis on both social and academic areas, and I thank G-d all the time that it exists. We have felt welcomed and appreciated by the school "family" and are looking forward to the rest of our time at this school.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, hard working, visionary and willing to put their money where their mouth is, in terms of supporting the school.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have been a parent at SJCS for the last 8 years with two kids. I am still amazed at the enthusiasm of the staff and the dedication to learning that each staff member exhudes. The community is a great web of support and new friends.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Keeping my daughter on task with her academics. She is getting the high level of teaching she needs for math and language arts. At the same time her Hebrew is way beyond my expectations.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Offer free preK to Jewish families that wanted their kids to be connected but can't afford private school.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

SJCS is a great school. It is a family, everyone is there for you when you need support. The education is outstanding and my children are way ahead of their peers who attend public school.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fabulous, very supportive on my child who has special needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

SJCS is a warm loving environment that encourages all its members (staff, students, parents) to grow and learn. I feel lucky to be a member of the team.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my professional growth.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the loving supportive community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

inspirational.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Since my very first day of teaching for SJCS, 19 years ago, SJCS has been a place where teachers can bring their passions, creativity, and love for children to their workplace. In a world where our culture increasingly demands "a product," SJCS continues to strive to always to create a learning environment that provides for the 'whole' child. An environment where parents and school are partners as we 'grow' children. SJCS is a place where teachers, parents, and children learn together. A place where 'Jewish' becomes a verb!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic and always working toward meeting others' needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This school has exceeded my expectations not only on an educational level but on a developmental and spiritual level as well. My children are challenged, engaged, have a deep love of learning and seek out ways to do good in the world and show kindness to others.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Pay off it's mortgage.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

My children are thriving at SJCS. They are so excited about learning and their process of learning at the school. Each student is recognized, valued, and honored for their own uniqueness and abilities. Every teacher there is outstanding, giving their absolute best to the children and the SJCS community. Parent ideas and concerns are acknowledged and implemented when appropriate. SJCS has been an incredible educational base for our family.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have anyone who wanted to go to this school be able to go regardless of financial restraints. They already have a big financial aide program but this would allow everyone to be accepted.

Ways to make it better...

it had two classes per grade instead of one just to give the students more of a variety of friends.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I am the parent of two children currently at SJCS and we are very happy there. SJCS's strenghts? The close and loving community, small class sizes, integrated curriculum, the spirit of derech eretz which permeates it all. The teachers really know the kids and can speak to their strengths and areas of improvement with authority and creativity. I feel I have a place to go with any issues or concerns I may have, be heard, and then have those issues be acted upon. Best of all, the kids are consistently excited to head to school in the morning!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing my children grow and thrive academically, socially and spiritually.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, giving, respectful, enjoying children, caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

let a wider audience know how great our school is!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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