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 social justice 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

Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, our elementary students (grades 1-4) engage in electives three days a week. Students and families will choose between various co-curricular classes, including music, Hebrew, movement, and art. These electives will be offered as rotations so students can follow their passions and try new things. These electives are in addition to the regular classes in art, music, STEAM, and P.E.

Elementary News

Kitah Alef Arts & Crafts Fair – Their Final Project of the School Year

CUTE CONTENT ALERT! In first grade, Kitah Alef students learn to count with money, but the lessons do not stop at merely counting coins and bills. They deepen their learning [...]

4th Grade Gold Rush Engineering Projects – A Great Example of Integrated Learning at Yavneh

Kitah Dalet students have been studying the Gold Rush era in Social Sciences. During STEAM, students had the opportunity to build models of: The Port of San Francisco (in 1849) [...]

Kitah Alef Milestone

Mazal Tov to our first graders on their milestone! Thank you to the families who joined us and presented their beautiful, uniquely crafted siddurs to their students under the Chuppah.

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