The Sephardic Academy of Manhattan is a Jewish preschool that admits children from the age of 2 to 6 or the completion of Kindergarten. While the toddler (2 year old) class is divided into morning and afternoon sessions, the rest of the classes last a full day. Early drop off and late pick up is possible through prior arrangement. Lunch and snack is provided. The school day begins at 9am and ends at 3:30pm, depending on your program. The morning session for the toddler class ends at 12:30pm. Parent participation is strongly encouraged as the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan sees school as an extension of the home.
From their very beginning at Sephardic Academy of Manhattan, children will be taught in a largely hands-on, play-based manner. The school believes that children are natural learners at this age but that learning should be fun. The curriculum includes math, reading, science, culture and geography. There is music, story telling and arts and crafts. Gross motor skills are honed through play that is both group and individual.
The school openly promotes their faith and is the first educational facility in Manhattan that focuses on the Sephardic Jewish community. The children are instructed in religious matters and the school emphasizes the practice of Judaism. Strong emphasis is placed on character development. Children will be encouraged to develop their self esteem, learn appropriate social skills and how to solve problems. One of the chief aims of the school is to prepare the child for further education and instill a lifetime love of learning.
For more information or to schedule a visit, see the website of the Sephardic Academy of Manhattan.