BEIT RABBAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Middle school is a preciously short period with the potential for expansive intellectual and emotional growth. At Beit Rabban, we embrace the opportunity to nurture, support, and challenge emerging adolescents, and we cultivate conditions that students need in order to thrive during adolescence. Middle school students require an authentic sense of belonging in their learning community; a curriculum that is relevant to them and of consequence to the greater society; and the opportunity to make personal meaning of their learning. Their teachers must demonstrate care for each child, be knowledgeable and passionate about their area of expertise, and bring joy and intentionality to the school environment. With these needs in mind, the core pillars of the Beit Rabban Middle School experience are:
The core pillars of the Beit Rabban Middle School experience are:
Active Learning using a progressive, experiential educational model that values both rigor and relevance in a balance of skills-based and project-based learning.
Empowered Judaism that fosters students’ fluency while helping them make personal meaning through deep and sophisticated study, joyful practice, and open-minded exchange.
Kind Community that actively builds character and relationships in a culture of responsibility for ourselves and the many communities to which we belong.
Boundless Campus that makes the best use of our city’s expansive resources and opportunities, serving as a living lab for learning.
These pillars cultivate conditions that provide Beit Rabban Middle School students with an authentic sense of belonging in their school community, a curriculum that is relevant to them and of consequence to the greater society, and the opportunity to make personal meaning of their learning.
Our Math, Humanities and STEM curricula are designed to meet New York State standards and our Judaic Studies curricula, including Tanakh, Torah SheBalPeh and Tefilllah, have been developed in accordance with the Standards for Fluency in Jewish Text and Practice.
Additional unique features of our Middle School: