Grade by Grade
Lower Division Fun
A favorite kindergarten tradition is the annual class "trip" to Israel, piloted by Head of School/CEO Avi Halzel.
A keystone event of first grade is the Chagigat Hasiddur ceremony, where each student receives his or her first Hebrew prayer book.
Near the middle of the school year, second graders partake in a Chagigat HaChumash ceremony, during which they each receive their own Hebrew bible.
Many students' most anticipated event of third grade is their first overnight trip as a class to the Denver Zoo or the Denver Aquarium.
Moving up to the second floor of our Lower Division building, an overnight, and a trip to a the Plains Conservation Center in Aurora are exciting experiences for fourth graders.
Fifth grade involves self-directed assignments and deadlines as well as large-scale, collaborative projects and Lower Division leadership responsibilities. A two-night/three-day overnight trip to YMCA of the Rockies in Rocky Mountain National Park takes place in the fall, and students end the year with a formal bridging ceremony and celebration, marking their transition from the Lower Division to the Upper Division at Denver JDS.