Q: Does my child have to be Jewish to attend Albert Einstein Academy?
A: No, children of various faiths and practices have attended Einstein. Diversity among our student population enhances everyone’s educational experience.
Q: What distinguishes Albert Einstein Academy from other private schools in the area?
A: Einstein is proud of our distinguishing characteristics, including:
- We are the only private school in Delaware to offer a fully immersive dual-language program.
- Ethics and self-awareness have a central place in our curriculum. This means our students develop a keen idea of who they are, what is important to them, and how they can contribute to the world around them.
- Our location on the larger Siegel JCC campus provides access to facilities that may be unavailable at smaller private schools.
- Our commitment to implementing only the very best teaching programs available – including the Everyday Math program, the Columbia Teacher’s College Reading and Writing program, and TaL AM immersion program in Hebrew
- The relationships among Einstein families leading to lifelong friendships and a sense of community
- Our commitment to Tikkun Olam – Improving the World – developing responsible global citizens
Q: How does the Hebrew language instruction work? Will my child be at a disadvantage if we’re not Jewish?
A: Hebrew language instruction at Albert Einstein Academy starts at the very beginning with the Alef Bet. All students work together to master letters and vowels, as well as vocabulary. Tutoring is provided for students who come from other schools, or need additional help.
Q: How do Einstein graduates do in the transition to middle school?
A: We’re pleased that Einstein graduates go on to do very well in public middle schools, including Mount Pleasant IB, Charter, and Cab Calloway. They have also been accepted into Tower Hill, Wilmington Friends, Tatnall, Sanford, The Baldwin School, Barack Academy in Philadelphia and other area private schools.
Q: How well do Einstein students perform on state testing?
A: Albert Einstein Academy students do not participate in Delaware state educational testing. Instead, 3rd and 5th graders take the ERB achievement test which is designed for students at independent schools. Less than five hours of class time in 3rd and 5th grade is spent preparing for the test.