The Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School provides an integrated approach to learning in an atmosphere where critical thinking and creative expression are encouraged and nurtured. Our vision of educational excellence encompasses a solid foundation in core academic skills, social justice, and the arts. Our teachers cultivate curiosity and a love of learning in a dynamic and encouraging environment. We bring together families from diverse backgrounds of Jewish observance and practice, in mutual respect, to promote understanding and love of Jewish tradition, values and culture. Our religious practice is egalitarian and grounded in traditional and modern sources of inspiration. Students are encouraged to question and explore, in order to develop their own meaningful relationship to Judaism and the Jewish people. Our children are active and independent learners who grow to be responsible citizens and compassionate, confident human beings.
About PAUL PENNA DOWNTOWN JEWISH DAY SCHOOL
We are a dynamic SK to Grade 6 Jewish day school committed to academic excellence in a warm, supportive environment. The school's distinct program integrates Judaic and general studies while encouraging artistic expression as a tool for learning.
Committed to social justice, we nurture responsible citizens and compassionate, confident human beings. We offer students the opportunity to meet their full potential as individuals, Jews and valued members of the larger community. Embracing the values of diversity and equality, students of all Jewish backgrounds are welcome at our school.