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The Brooklyn Heights Synagogue

131 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

(718) 522-2070


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based

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 Jewish culture|Music |Movement

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Our philosophy is based on the belief that individual differences should be celebrated. We believe that children learn best through play in a nuturing enviroment that cultivates their social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual development.
Creating a classroom community where children feel secure and respected is the corner-stone of the Brooklyn Heights Synagogue program. As children develop warm trusting relationships with their teachers and peers, they learn how to express their feelings, cooperate with others and solve problems. The close relationship betweeen the home and the school becomes the source for enduring friendships and the foundation of community life." Extracted from

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • 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