Messages From Our School
Message from Mr. Henry Somers, Head of SchoolIt is with great pleasure that I am fulfilling my third year as the Head of School at the East Midwood Hebrew Day School. It is an awesome endeavor to be able to work together to provide the very best environment for students to come and learn, not only academic studies, but also studies of Jewish heritage, culture, and religion. It is unquestionably an undertaking that we do from our hearts. Read More...
Message From Dr. Eugene Miller, Executive DirectorWelcome to East Midwood Hebrew Day School. For 55 years the East Midwood Hebrew Day School (Nursery through 8th Grade) has provided children with an excellent academic education, a nurturing and spiritual environment, a deep understanding of derech eretz and unshakable pride in their Jewish heritage and religion. Read More...
The journey begins in our Nursery and Pre-K classes with the children learning the letters of the alphabet and the sounds associated with each letter.
In the elementary years (grades 1 to 5), the children have English subjects for a full morning or afternoon. Hebrew occupies the remainder of the day leaving time for specials such as Music, Art, Drama, Computer and Gym. In our Middle School (grades 6 to 8) students engage in a rigorous core curriculum consisting of Math, Science, English, Social Studies and Hebrew. Regents are offered in Biology, Earth Science, Math and Hebrew.
The East Midwood Hebrew Day School, Rabbi Harry Halpern Educational Center, instills in its students knowledge and respect for their religious and cultural heritage, as well as a thorough understanding of the world in which they live. The school strives to develop a sense of self-worth linked to an ethical code practiced by Jews for thousands of years.
Our secular education prepares our students with the full range of skills they will need to face the realities of today’s knowledge-based and digitally-wired world.
East Midwood Hebrew Day School offers a full range of Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies classes to all its students. Students daven every day. Older students participate in the reading of the Torah on Monday and Thursday mornings. Ashkenazi and Sephardic minyans are held.
Students receive four periods of Judaic and Hebraic instruction including Chumash, Navi and Shoftim. Appreciation and knowledge of Jewish history and the State of Israel are very important priorities.
Nursery and Pre-KindergartenLanguage about importance of a nurturing environment, small class size, and introducing Judaic content at a young age. Read More...
Primary School (1-5)In the elementary years (grades 1 to 5), students attend school from 8:00 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. The children have English subjects for a full morning or afternoon. Read More...
Middle School (6-8)In our Middle School (grades 6 to 8) our students begin a departmentalized program of 8 forty-five minute periods. Read More...
HighlightsOur students perform extremely well on NYS standardized tests. All our teachers are certified, many have advanced degrees. Read More...
Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund
The East Midwood Hebrew Day School is very appreciative to be a beneficiary of the UJA-Federation's Hurricane Sand Relief Fund. To make a donation to the Fund, please go to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund. https://www.ujafedny.org/hurricane-sandy-relief-fund.
New Two Year Old Program!
We are pleased to announce our new program for two year olds. Please click here for more information.
FACTS Tuition Management
Please click here for FACTS Tuition Management Program.