Our Mission

Our Mission

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mission and vision

The Knoxville Jewish Day School's Mission:

The Stanford Eisenberg Knoxville Jewish Day School is a vibrant community Jewish day school filled with joy, rooted in core Jewish values, and devoted to academic excellence. Serving the Knoxville Jewish Community, our families are diverse in their beliefs, affiliations and observances; we work together to create a welcoming community based upon mutual respect and shared values.

The Knoxville Jewish Day School's Vision:
The Knoxville Jewish Day School was created with many goals in mind. First and foremost is to focus on each child as an individual by keeping a low student/teacher ratio. Each student is challenged to aspire to the heights of his/her own academic capabilities, and is encouraged along the paths of artistic, physical, spiritual and social development and expression. Learning is viewed as a constantly unfolding process, to be valued and continued throughout one’s lifetime.

Also of great importance to KJDS is teaching the value of community. Cooperative learning, collaboration with peers and community-building are cornerstones of our approach to education. Multi-age groupings allow for each child to progress at his/her own pace and to enjoy the pride of individual achievement accordingly. Center-based classes create a balance between freedom and structure, enabling children to engage the teacher, and each other, in fluid dialogue and interactive learning. Learning as a shared experience is at the center of our school's philosophy and practice.

Ultimately, KJDS seeks to create curious and independent learners; critical thinkers who can ask questions, solve problems, reason thoughtfully, write well, appreciate beauty, develop passions, interact positively with others, and be productive within the broader community.

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