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danceteacherSJCS

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Review for Northend Jewish School, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

It is my privilege to have been the dance teacher at SJCS, originally the Seattle Jewish Primary School, for 18 years of its history. I have been a part of the school as it progressed through four different locations, finally coming to rest in its own beautiful building. To my mind, what has always driven the school forward through each development is the determination and dedication of a giant range of individuals (families, administrators, teachers, volunteers) and supportive funders to provide the highest quality general and Jewish education to students, thus developing, enlarging, and continuing the richness and intelligence of Jewish culture and, therefore, the culture at large. I have watched as the school has added a strong a focus on science (under-represented in most school curricula), has always had a strong focus on the arts (knowledge and skills of which are proving to be important centerpieces of children's readiness for the 21st century), how it made sure there was a gym for the development of physical intelligence and teamwork: these, along with a well-developed Jewish studies curriculum, are each indicators of the strength and wholeness of the school's curriculum focus. Further, the school's move toward accreditation by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools and the strong attention for each educator's professional development are strong indicators of the school's interest and ability to remain current with the field and its peers. Each of these constant strivings forward, all in accord with current educational research, are steps of progress which are meant for, and benefit the growth of the school's students. I am proud to be a part of SJCS. I would recommend the school to any parent who wishes to see their student in an environment that is rich, full, supportive, and rigorous and to any funder who would like to see their funding put to effective use where each and every dollar will be judiciously spent.

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

in observing the highly developed, well-prepared, thoughtful, community-minded students that graduate from the school.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Donor & I am the dance teacher.