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Our Mission

The Gordon School is dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential through our nurturing, child-centered environment and our program of academic excellence. We teach our children to cherish the wisdom and faith of Judaism and embrace its rich heritage. Our age-appropriate programs promote growth and development in each child’s intellectual, social-emotional, ethical and spiritual domains.

Intellectual

To inspire Torah Lishmah (a love of learning) that encourages students to be critical and reflective thinkers and promotes a lifelong love of learning in a highly individualized, academically challenging environment. We provide a comprehensive and highly refined, balanced curriculum integrated with innovative developmentally appropriate technological tools. Potential abilities and aptitudes for analytical and creative learning are nurtured in an atmosphere where our children feel happy, secure, confident and free to explore and question.

Social-Emotional

To encourage V’ahavta L’Rayakha (love thy neighbor), self-sufficient, compassionate, considerate individuals who appreciate their own and each other’s uniqueness and are respectful of their teachers, peers and community.

The Gordon School of Beth David Congregation

The Gordon School includes an Early Childhood Center for children 18 months through Pre-K, a Jewish Day School for children through fifth grade, and the Tikvah Center, the only autism-specific program within a Jewish Day School in Florida.

Through an integrated program of secular and Judaic Studies, our curriculum combines the highest standards of academic excellence with meaningful Jewish traditions and rituals.

 

Ethical

To teach Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and raise socially conscious, caring children with an active commitment to giving tzedakah (charity), doing mitzvot (acts of kindness) and engaging in social action. We teach our children to open their hearts and minds to the community, Israel and the world.

Spiritual

To embrace Kedushah (holiness) and study of the Torah, the connection with God and the sanctification of their lives through prayer and Jewish traditions.

Accreditations


Association of Independent Schools of Florida (AISF)
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools/Council on Accreditation on School Improvement (SACS/CASI)
Commission on International and Trans Regional Accreditation
National Council for Private School Accreditation (NCPSA)
Independent Schools of South Florida (ISSF)
RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network
Affiliate member of Central Agency of Jewish Education (CAJE)
PJ Library Partner School
Licensed as a child care facility by the Dade County Department of Children & Families (DCF)
Early Childhood Center awarded Gold Seal Certification for Excellence