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Our Mission & Vision

 

CMCH is an innovative Jewish school serving elementary through middle school children. As a Chabad Community School, we welcome all Jewish children, regardless of background or affiliation. We believe that each child is a unique blessing to our community and essential to our world. The teachers of both the general and Judaic studies aim to work as a team to assist each child in becoming an independent learner and discovering their full potential. This process, will point the child toward the Torah-given goal of improving oneself and one’s environment in order to reveal the G-dliness hidden within our world.
 

 

 

Our pedagogical philosophy is rooted in recognizing and respecting the profound and inherent value of each child. At CMCH, your child will be given unending opportunities to think, observe, and question. To reflect and then to discover answers for themselves. Learning will become its own reward, and each success will fuel a desire to discover something new. The ultimate discovery will be the discovery of their true potential as human beings and as Jews.

CMCH educates and inspires students to become knowledgeable and proud members of the Jewish community with a commitment to making this world a home for G-d, a Dirah B’tachtonim. Students will be engaged in their learning and thereby become successfully equipt to be lifelong learners with a devotion to Hashem, the Torah and Am Yisrael. Our students will graduate with enduring Jewish identity and Jewish values, with a strong moral conscience driving them to make good choices, and inspired to become role models and leaders in our vibrant Jewish community for generations to come.

 

CMCH's educational philosophy and culture are guided by these core beliefs: 

 

Therefore we:​

  • demonstrate care and understanding of each learner

  • develop positive relationships with and between all involved in the learners’ learning. 

  • provide a consistently safe, positive and secure environment

  • harness the internal motivation that we believe all people have to learn

Therefore we:

  • believe that people learn best when they work with each
    other rather than against each other

  • build a sense of community and appropriate learning
    partnerships.

  • plan for purposeful, collaborative teacher/ teacher,
    teacher / learner and learner/learner interaction

  • use questions and dialogue  as a necessary component
    in education and to deepen understanding of each other

Therefore we: 

  • believe that people learn best when the learning interests them and  they can see connections between the subject matter and situations beyond the classroom

  • recognize and respond to individual differences in learning styles

  • include and maximize the participation of learners of different abilities

  • personalize instruction through a range of teaching strategies

  • engage learners in multi-sensory experiences.

  • are patient with the time it takes to build meaning and understanding

Therefore we:

  • maintain appropriate expectations that challenge all learners

  • regard all interactions as teaching / learning opportunities

  • communicate confidence in the learners’ abilities and nurture
    their confidence in themselves

  • involve learners in goal setting

  • encourage appropriate risk-taking, so learners can learn and
    grow from their mistakes 

  • encourage perseverance

Therefore we:

  • believe that respect for each other - teachers, elders, peers -  and self, is a prerequisite for learning.

  • model respect and  kindness

  • communicate positive expectations 

  • consider how our own behavior influences the environment

  • maintain classrooms that are structured and organized and clearly teach routines and expectations

Therefore we:

  • guide learners to discover their unique mission to bring holiness
    into the world

  • together with families, guide learners to develop their Jewish
    identity and live that identity on a daily basis

  • empower learners to find their place as contributing members of
    the community

 
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