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Chabad Hebrew Academy Preschool Village

10785 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131

(858) 566-1996


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Teachers incorporate Hebrew blessings for food, songs and Hebrew letters into her children's lessons as well as Hebrew ideals of chesed (kindness) and respect. (excerpted from website)

From the Director:

Our academy is imbued by Jewish values. These permeate the entire campus, from its innovative buildings to the staff and to the students themselves. Students are taught and exhibit the warm, positive qualities to encourage them to persevere and excel while simultaneously to show respect and kindness for others. The teachers and administrators - not all of which are of the Jewish faith - understand the importance of values-based education. From preschool through eighth grade, the teachers give warm, individual attention to every student. (from website,

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Current educational research shows that the first three years of a child's life are key to their success at life-long learning.

The Preschool Village Chabad Hebrew Academy emphasizes engaging pre-school students' critical thinking, using a Montessori-based method with a warm and experienced staff.

The Montessori-based method takes every section of the classroom and turns it into an arena for learning, says Adrianna DiCarlo, preschool director. The method is based on the theory that children learn best in a structured environment, with ordered play activities that incorporate their natural desire to learn with a need for structure.

DiCarlo says the curriculum is effective. Most of the academy's students can do simple math and reading by age four. "Our students are being educated in a positive environment where they are respected as unique individuals and are challenged to perceive their full potential," she says.

(excerpted from website)

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Sit on the board of trustees
  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school