The JPPS-Bialik Advantage
JPPS-Bialik graduates are committed Jewish young adults who are well-prepared to meet the challenges and responsibilities of their future endeavours and who have developed an understanding of and respect for others throughout the world. Because "Jewish Day Schools develop and nurture a sense of community that reflect the diversity that exists within the Montreal Jewish community at large," said Professor Sara Weinberg, Director of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Concordia University and JPPS-Bialik Board member. Because JPPS-Bialik will continue to take its already high quality quadri-lingual education to an even higher level.
The Success of the Four Pillars
The Four Pillars of the schools’ mission are:
- Jewish identity -To graduate students who are excited about being Jewish and committed to Israel.
- Academic excellence - To graduate students who have acquired an exemplary knowledge base in all academic areas.
- In Quebec - To graduate students who have the language and cultural skills to live and work in Quebec.
- In the 21st century - To graduate students who have developed critical thinking and sound decision-making skills that will enable them to take their place on the world stage.
JPPS Highlights Include:
- the International Baccalaurete Programme (PYP)
- our Jewish Studies Coordinator enhances the Jewish Studies curriculum and Jewish life by increasing student awareness and integration of Jewish values, developing students' knowledge of, and participation in Ashkenazi and Sephardic culture, and organizing experiential Jewish life programming.
- our French Studies Coordinator enhances the French curriculum, increases the use of French in the daily life of the schools, and through her work and dynamic, hands-on programming, raises the profile of our excellent Section française.
- the introduction of the S.T.E.M. program (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), a fully-integrated multi-disciplinary pedagogical approach building on the school's exceptional science/robotics/math curriculum.
- within the S.T.E.M. students integrated the use of iPads to learn and to demonstrate their learning.
- the Response to Intervention program was expanded to provide earlier support for student learning to ensure they attain their fullest potential.
- ClassTrack, a communication tool between the home and the classroom was introduced.
- the JPPS Family Jewish Life program was initiated with the hugely successful Challah Bake and Tu B’ishvat evening programs.
- important and much needed infrastructure improvements were completed.