The mission of Albert Einstein Academy is to educate students with a challenging, integrated curriculum of general and Judaic studies in a nurturing environment which fosters inquisitive learners, critical thinkers, and dynamic leaders.
Our Core Values
Albert Einstein said, “I never teach my pupils, I only provide conditions in which they can learn.” We draw on the following core beliefs to provide these conditions at Albert Einstein Academy:
בצלם א-להים ברא אותם
(b’tzelem e-lohim bara otam: In God’s image, God created them.)
We believe that each person, having been created in God’s image, has divine value. As such, we educate the whole student, using multiple modalities and differentiating instruction for each according to his/her way.
ראשית חכמה יראת ה׳
(raysheet chokhmah yirat haShem: The beginning of wisdom is awe of God.)
We believe that curiosity, manifested by asking questions, is the path to wisdom. As such, we encourage our students to see the world with awe and wonder, to be inquisitive, and to think critically.
אלו ואלו דברים א-להים חיים
(elu v’elu d’varim e-lohim chayim: These and those are the words of the living God.)
We believe that “these and those,” as sides of a debate, represent equally meaningful manifestations of one living world. As such, our pluralism respects different commitments that reach for one truth, and our academic curriculum is integrated across subjects to reflect that oneness.
(arvut hadadit: mutual responsibility)
We believe that we are each responsible for the other. As such, we teach personal and communal responsibility. We regularly explore social justice and freedom as part of responsibility to the wider community.
(ahavat yisrael: love of Israel)
We believe that love of the Jewish tradition drives our efforts. As such, we live Jewish values and practices daily. We teach Hebrew as the language of the Jewish people. We actively forge a positive relationship to Torah and the State of Israel.
כל העולם כולו גשר צר מאוד,והעיקר לא לפחד כלל
(kol ha’olam kooloh gesher tzar me’ohd, v’ha’eeqar lo lefahched klal: All the world is a narrow bridge and what is essential is not to be afraid at all.)
We believe that living and learning are lifelong journeys. As such, we teach that it is essential to try new things, and we encourage experimentation. We teach that mistakes are opportunities for learning; failing forward builds confidence and deepens knowledge.
הדר כבוד הודך
(hadar kavod hohdekha: the honorable dignity of Your glory)
We believe our purpose is sacred. As such, we conduct ourselves with integrity by cultivating good character and by striving for excellence. We take (and teach) personal ownership for our self-presentation, for our learning, for our school, for our community, and for the future.