Elementary School

Elementary School


How does a vision become a reality? Since our inception,  Heschel has been distinguished by our commitment to the whole child. This vision is manifested through differentiated instruction and active learning opportunities, delivered by an exceptionally talented and caring faculty.



To support the wide range of learners who comprise our student population, ability-based groups in reading, mathematics, and Hebrew are offered. The elementary program is enriched by specialists in art, music (general and Judaic), science, computers/technology, physical education, and dance. Teachers, in every discipline, are role models who establish meaningful and supportive relationships with students and families. Throughout their Elementary School experience, students are encouraged and guided to make decisions, exhibit initiative and leadership, take responsibility, and above all, to enjoy learning.


We work as partners with our families to:

  • Provide a rich dual-curricular education in General and Judaic Studies
  • Foster independent thinking
  • Emphasize critical thinking
  • Instill lifelong learning habits and a passion for lifelong learning
  • Build self esteem
  • Teach and model compassion and ethics
  • Develop informed citizens and leaders
  • Inspire a love and commitment to Israel



Throughout the Elementary School program, we strive not only to impart information, but to inspire appreciation and wonder. We are committed to continually updating and refining our curriculum. We value the opportunity to work in partnership with our families to meet the needs of our students.



Paula Riley
Assistant Head of School
Elementary School Director


"Wonder rather than doubt is the root of all knowledge."


--Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel



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Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
17701 Devonshire Street, Northridge, CA 91325-1213 (818) 368-5781