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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Reflections, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Every year I’ll meet with the graduating seniors after their return from Poland and Israel and hear about the incredible impact the trip has had on their Jewish soul, in a way that goes far beyond their Jewish identity. This year we’ve begun the conversations before the trip and the conversations have often touched upon […]

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So, What’s Going On At Your School? By Michael Quigley, Head of Upper School

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Recently, I, along with Chaim, Kelley and Skip, traveled to Baltimore to attend the NAIS Annual Conference. This year’s event was attended by over 5000 independent school administrators who could choose from almost 200 workshops to learn, reflect and dialogue on school trends, programs and futurist ideas. Although the speakers were impressive, much of the […]

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The Future of SDJA, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Dear Parents, Organizations, and schools in particular, need to be planning for the future, or risk becoming trapped in the past.  At SDJA we have been working to design the school of the future, using our Campus Master Plan process as the vehicle to examine both the current and future direction of our educational program […]

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Relationships, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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SDJA is not only a Jewish day school, we are a proud member of the independent school world. As such, our children benefit from those qualities that make independent schools the highest performing group of American K-12 students. At last week’s National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Annual Conference, presentation after presentation presented data showing […]

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