The Hebrew Academy - A Yeshiva Day School serving Toddler through Eighth Grade

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Dear Parents:

I am pleased to tell you that we will be using a website called IXL in our classroom this year.  IXL is a comprehensive math and language arts review site with an unlimited number of practice questions in hundreds of skills –  all of which are aligned to state standards and the new Common Core curriculum.  One of the best things about IXL is that your child can access it from home, so you have a chance to see your child’s progress!  Students will also be assigned homework based on the skills being covered in class.

To get your child started on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your child’s username and password and click Sign In.

    (Note: Your child’s username and password will be provided separately.)

  3. Click on Math or Language Arts at the top of the page and navigate to your child’s grade level.
  4. Find the skill to be practiced on by doing one of the following
  • Select the specific skill from the list of skills.  You can place your mouse over any skill to see a sample question and click on the link to begin.
  • Go to the Awards section.Each grade level presents challenges for yourchild to conquer and virtual prizes to be uncovered. Place your      mouse over any challenge to begin.

In addition to making math and language arts practice exciting, IXL is designed to help your child learn at his or her own pace.  The website is adaptive and will adjust to your child’s demonstrated ability level.  The site also saves all of your child’s results, so you can monitor your child’s progress anytime by clicking on Reports at the top of the page.

I hope you’ll encourage your son or daughter to use IXL daily.

Mrs. Vaspol

Employment at The Hebrew Academy

At The Hebrew Academy, talented students and teachers from diverse backgrounds learn together-- imaginatively. Teaching at a private school is demanding, but for those who are committed to the profession of teaching and to shaping the whole child, few experiences are more fulfilling. The Hebrew Academy continuously seeks to employ and retain a talented, dedicated, and diverse faculty--women and men who bring to their work a contagious enthusiasm.

Teaching at a private school is a lifestyle decision. The “life” extends from the classroom to the playing fields, to the stage, to the dining hall, and it exists in all the varied ways, both formal and informal, in which adults and adolescents interact. When one considers a teaching career at The Hebrew Academy, one is committing to the fulfilling experience of being in a private school community.

We are known for our demanding academic program. The Hebrew Academy creates new experiences for students through integrated and interdisciplinary learning in all areas of the school, incorporated leadership education, and the promise brought by citizenship in a community of learners.

Faculty and Curriculum

We have 3 educational departments:

  1. Pre-School – Toddler, Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten
  2. Elementary School – Kindergarten through 5th Grade.
  3. Middle School - 6th through 8th grade.

In addition to the basic secular and Judaic curriculum, we offer art, physical education, library, and computers.

Professional Development:

Each academic year begins with a new faculty orientation program, followed by regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year. At The Hebrew Academy we try to provide support that will help our faculty be more effective professionals, mentors and role models.


The Hebrew Academy offers its faculty competitive compensation packages including salary, sick days, and tuition remission for children accepted to The Hebrew Academy.

The Hebrew Academy prohibits in all its programs discrimination against any member or group on the basis of religion, ethnic origin, race, sex, age, handicap, or any other consideration unrelated to education.

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or send a letter of interest, resume, transcript, and two letters of recommendation to:

Rabbi Avremel Kotlarsky, Dean
The Hebrew Academy
315 N. Main Street New City, NY 10956.

Fax: 845-634-0951

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Hebrew Academy Faculty

Our talented and experienced teaching staff is dedicated to realizing the potential of each student. Secular and Jewish studies teachers hold advanced degrees in their disciplines. We encourage our teachers to continue their professional development, constantly growing as educators.

"Educate a child according to his way", said King Solomon. Our small classes allow teachers to know their students individually. Teachers uphold King Solomon’s time-honored precept by working together with the parents, encouraging and guiding each child toward academic excellence.

Teachers develop lasting relationships with students and their families. The one comment you hear across the board from parents at The Hebrew Academy is how warm and caring the teachers are. Parents are welcomed as equal partners in the education of their children, and work together with parents and the administration to assure the success of every child at The Hebrew Academy.

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Most students are ready for real “grown-up” skills such as pre-reading, writing, and using math manipulatives to solve problems. All of the following skills are taught in away that meets the individual needs of each child. This may include adaptation to various learning styles. Staff members evaluate the progress of each child through formal methods at various points during the year, and informally on a daily basis. The curriculum and activities are adapted to meet the needs of each child. In addition, children are tested at year’s end using the Metropolitan Test to further assess their newly acquired skills.

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Many educational, physical, and social milestones are being reached this year as students learn to write their names, identify alphabet letters, and much more. The Hebrew Academy offers a program nthat incorporates a variety of activities and experiences to aid each child’s growth and development. Staff members evaluate the progress of each child through formal methods at various points during the year, and informally on a daily basis. The curriculum and activities are adapted to meet the needs of each child. In addition, the children are individually tested using the Metropolitan Test at year’s end to evaluate kindergarten readiness and adapt the curriculum accordingly.

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The major goal of the Nursery program is to instill a love of learning and of school in every child. As we welcome our youngest Hebrew Academy citizens through our doors, we offer a program that incorporates a variety of activities to aid each child's growth and development. Staff members evaluate the progress of each child through formal methods at various points during the year, and informally on a daily basis. The curriculum and activities are adapted to meet the needs of each child.

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The Toddler Program at The Hebrew Academy is a nurturing and stimulating program that is designed to aid in the child’s process of development. It responds to the needs of the child in each stage, Children thrive in an environment that provides modeling behavior for children, space for movement, and hands-on learning materials.

The curriculum for the Toddler Program focuses learning on the following areas:

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