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Ramaz School

125 East 85th Street
New York, NY 10028

(212) 774-8005


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Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The Mission of the Ramaz School, a coeducational Yeshivah Day School from nursery through twelfth grade, is to educate its students in the two civilizations of which they are a part. The first is the world of Torah, mitzvot, the Jewish people and its culture, Zionism and the State of Israel. Simultaneously, and with equal emphasis, we teach our students the disciplines and the finest values of western civilization and the American democratic heritage.

As part of our commitment to both civilizations we strive to cultivate within our students an informed love of Torah and a love and reverence for God. These lead them to the observance and acceptance of the mitzvot relating to God and to humanity, a personal commitment to the well-being of the Jewish people, and a sense of on-going responsibility for all mankind and for the world in which we live. We also endeavor to develop within our students a commitment to the ideals of freedom, democracy, human dignity, justice and fairness. We foster a spirit of objectivity, an awareness and respect for a diversity of views among ourselves and in American society, and an understanding of the equality and dignity of all people and their God-given opportunity to realize their potential.

We believe that these two realms should be well integrated within our students. We encourage each student to think critically, to grow intellectually, to reach for excellence in academic studies, and to maintain the highest standards of menschlichkeit in attitude and behavior, reflecting moral sensitivity, personal refinement and human decency.

In support of these educational goals, Ramaz offers its students a comprehensive and enriched program in both Judaic studies and General Studies, designed to encourage them to grow to their own potential in all areas of personal development. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of a broad range of abilities within our students through the use of a variety of levels of instruction. All teaching is in coeducational classes where every student is given the same opportunities to learn and to develop a lifelong passion for scholarship attended by critical thinking, rigorous analysis of texts, a sensitivity to aesthetics, and a commitment to truth. We encourage our students to think creatively and openly about moral as well as intellectual issues. We are as interested in questions as we are in answers. We encourage our students to think, act and express themselves independently while maintaining a proper respect for peers and teachers and an uncompromising reverence for Torah."

--excerpted from the school's website

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences