Elementary (Grades 1 - 5)

In the first through fifth grades, our students grow into readers, writers, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. They are guided in developing social skills, character traits, leadership, and community building. They grow their Jewish identity and Hebrew skills. They become independent thinkers, collaborators, and investigators.

World-Class Academics

As a National Blue Ribbon School, our students can take advantage of more than 25 specialty classes, electives, and after school offerings. With a STEAM lab, community garden, visual and recording arts studios, sports facilities, and state-of-the-art classrooms, there are countless places on campus where students can discover who they are. Beyond that, each year Yavneh students go on an average of 20 field trips including overnight journeys and 10 service learning and Tzedakah projects, giving them a worldly perspective. This has resulted in our students winning multiple national and international robotics, science, engineering, and writing competitions.

We proudly use a structured literacy program, FUNdations, a science-based curriculum that uses multi-sensory lessons to lay the groundwork for life-long literacy. This program focuses on reading, writing, spelling, and handwriting.

Our math program uses the Singapore Math learning method, which uses three distinct approaches to understanding mathematical concepts and problem-solving. It uses the concrete to pictorial to abstract approach and encourages students to actively think, understand, and communicate to solve math problems.

Daily life at Yavneh school focuses on character and skill-set development, such as teamwork, empathy, kindness, perseverance, etc. We utilize our signature Keshet of Kavod program, morning meetings, closing circles, and buddy activities to help our students develop resilience and healthy social-emotional awareness.

Explore the curriculum guides for each grade level

Daily Schedule

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
8:15 am – 3:30 pm

8:15am – 2:30pm

8:15am – 3:00pm

Snapshot of core subject areas per week

Subject Per Week
Reading 5
Writing 5
Math 5
Hebrew 5
Science/STEAM 3
Social Studies 3/4
Jewish Studies 3
Art 2
Music 2
PE 2
Electives 3

Specialty Electives

Our elementary students (grades 1-4) engage in electives three days a week. Students choose between various co-curricular classes, including music, Hebrew, movement, and art. These electives are offered as rotations so students can follow their passions and expand on their regular schedule of classes in art, music, STEAM, and P.E.

Elementary News

Kindergarten Home and Habitat Showcase

Our Kindergarten put together a houses, homes, and habitat exhibit for their parents and the school community. Yavneh's project-based, integrated subject learning environment helps build confidence, creativity, community, and a [...]

4th Grade Journey Urban Adamah

4th grade students had an exciting overnight trip to Urban Adamah in Berkley, focusing on sustainable living. They interacted with animals, learned about composting and photosynthesis, and explored the garden […]

Letters to Israeli Soldiers

Handmade letters created by Yavneh's 4th -8th graders in Hebrew class were delivered to Israeli soldiers recently by a local community member, Sue Maltiel. Thank you to Morah Vanina and [...]

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