Curriculum

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The Midtown Workmen’s Circle School aims to give students and families a strong foundation in Jewish knowledge and the tools to become active creators of Jewish culture. 

Each class day, students rotate through core, music, social justice, and Yiddish classes.  They trace connections between history and contemporary issues, and express their interpretations through artwork, music, performance, and social justice projects.

Core themes follow the following sequence:

In the early grades, students explore family, identity, and the stories and traditions of Jewish holidays. 

In the middle grades, students delve into Biblical narrative and Talmudic ethics through creative projects and exploration of real world dilemmas. 

In the upper grades, students study Eastern European cultural and political life.  They grapple with the cataclysmic changes of the twentieth century that included the Holocaust, the founding of the State of Israel, and the American Jewish immigrant experience.