Head of School Message

Welcome to Luria. We’re so glad you found your way to us.

When you walk into a Luria classroom, you are overcome by the sights and sounds of something truly unique. In the elementary building, a room of 20 students and 2 teachers is calm, quiet and focused. Each student is busy with work that is stimulating, interesting, and challenging at just the right level for them. A first grader watches carefully as a second grader completes Subtraction Board 1 (a Montessori math tool). The second grader notices the onlooker and begins to explain to her friend what she is working on. Next door a teacher works with a 6th grader in an individual writing conference, while others work independently or in pairs to review their writing. In the primary building a group of 3-5 year olds is carefully preparing their own snack as they discuss the mathematics of slicing up an apple. At another table, a teacher takes the students through the steps of snack preparation in Hebrew. Across the hall, the 3-4 year olds are carefully examining the leaves they found outside with magnifying glasses.

Montessori methodology provides an integrated model for learning life skills and social skills while students learn math, science, writing and reading.  There is a natural progression that allows each individual student to challenge themselves continuously.  Our students learn to be intentional, patient and self-reflective.  They make choices and take responsibility for their own learning and their materials.

Our approach to Judaics gives students the tools and skills they need to be thoughtful and sophisticated text learners, while at the same time exploring their personal relationship to living a Jewish life. Ours is a diverse community unlike any other Jewish day school. Children come to us from Williamsburg, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Flatbush, and even from Manhattan. Students learn together, asking questions of one another and working their way through differences, to a place of deep understanding and respect.

Please take some time to explore our website and get a sense of the incredible gift that is a Luria education. We hope you will set up a time to come and visit us in person. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Amanda Pogany

Head of School

Amanda@Luria-Academy.org