Educational Philosophy Statement
At Chicago Jewish Day School we educate children to think clearly and deeply, to gain knowledge and acquire judgment, and to respect diversity.
We are committed to developing critical thinking and socially engaged intelligence that enables each individual to understand and participate effectively in the affairs of their community, country, Israel, and the world at large in a collaborative effort to achieve a common good. At Chicago Jewish Day School, we strive for learning to be authentic and meaningful and to inspire a passion for lifelong learning. This document defines our vision of excellence in education.
Inquiry Circles, Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels
Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe