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Tehiyah is a progressive, pluralistic Jewish community day school with students in Bridge-Kindergarten through 8th grade.
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Tehiyah has been a wonderful experience for our children, and even more so, a wonderful experience for our whole family.
The teachers are caring and thoughtful and place a lot of emphasis on teaching the kids to be responsible human beings. The school was also one of two private schools in California to be awarded the Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence from the Department of Education.
The after school program also has cooking classes, violin, piano and drumming lessons and a whole bunch of different sports, including yoga. They have an undefeated football team, to boot.
We also appreciate the religious education our children are receiving at Tehiyah. It has been a wonderful combination of tradition and spirituality, historical knowledge and morality. For a private Jewish day school, Tehiyah also has a very diverse faculty and student body, as well.
It's been wonderful to have a place like Tehiyah for our children to go to, to grow and thrive.
by marc e.
el cerrito, ca
10/15/2012 - 02:19 pm
One day, long long ago, I dropped my second-grader off one morning, unhappy about something I no longer recall. Reluctant to leave, I watched her walk across the playing field toward her classroom. Another adult, whom I did not know, walked along side my daughter and gently put her arm around her and asked her how she, with such kindness, and my daughter leaned into her and relaxed with such a sense of security and comfort - I still remember tthis all these years later, and that moment so typified our Tehiyah experience. Now our daughter is thriving in college, still deeply connected to her three best TDS friends and teachers. Both our kids received an outstanding education and exceptional opportunities that have well-prepared them for high school and now college. And a special bonus, as Adam mentioned in his review, friends for life. So grateful to have had Tehiyah as a daily part my children's early life experience.
by Deborah Louria
09/13/2012 - 04:11 pm
Our kids have felt very comfortable at Tehiyah, encouraged by their teachers and happy with their friends. Our son graduated recently and is well-prepared for high school. Our daughter looks forward to school every day. Their teachers have been effective, committed, caring and inspiring. The school's program is very strong, providing a thoughtful balance of general studies and Judaic studies. We have also benefited from Tehiyah's strong community and have made some of our closest friendships with parents at the school.
by Adam Mizock
09/02/2012 - 01:35 am
Tehiyah’s amazing – loving environment, great academics, diverse community with families from all over the world. I wish all children had the opportunity to go to a school as wonderful as Tehiyah!
by Jill Damty
El Cerrito, California
09/01/2012 - 08:08 pm
All three of my children are thriving at Tehiyah. They are developing into excellent critical thinkers, good citizens, and happy people. I have an extremely gifted child and a child with a reading disorder - both have found teachers who are willing to meet them on their level, and bring out the best in them. Neither one has a sense of being "special" or different. All three cherish the sense of community and stimulation they find at Tehiyah.
by Elisabeth Kashner
08/28/2012 - 12:28 am
Our family loves Tehiyah Day School. Both our children are thriving in all areas of study and are developing a strong connection to the community.
What is most important for us is the attention and development of the WHOLE child as they move through the grades and the importance of a quality Jewish education. The teachers work together to ensure the continued success of each student and approach them each as individuals, identifying their unique qualities and how they contribute to the group as a whole. I commend the administration for their commitment to the growth, stability and continued development of the school. Each and every faculty member cares deeply about all the students and their families. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wishes to provide an exceptional education and a positive learning experience to their children.
08/27/2012 - 05:44 pm
Unlike a lot of schools, Tehiyah is not a place we just send our daughter to. It's a true community for our whole family. The teachers and staff truly love the children. Walking into a classroom, you can tell that the children are learning academics, but also an appreciation of each other. I've never seen a group of kindergarteners say please and thank you to each other the way my daughter's class did last year.
My husband and I have found a community of parents who have quickly become our close friends. We are grateful to be part of this extended family.
by Julie Steinbaugh
08/22/2012 - 07:32 pm
Tehiyah has the perfect combination of (1) strong academics, (2) ethical responsibility for the community and the world baked into the curriculum and (3) a culture of nuturing the whole child. I know my children are receiving the optimal educational experience to prepare them for their future and to help them to have success in the world. The teachers are amazing. The PE Program is strong and inspiring. The art program is exceptional - stronger then any I have seen in elementary and middle school. Tehiyah has the whole package, I highly recommend it!
by Laurel Bray-Hanin
EL Cerrito, CA
08/22/2012 - 02:19 pm
Tehiyah has been a second home for my kids for the last 8 years. The sense of community, security, and nurturing have been the foundation of a stimulating and challanging education. Each of my four kids has been understood and taught according to their strenghts and needs. The Jewish curriculum has give them a strong Jewish identity and a moral compass.
by Jeannie Witkin
08/21/2012 - 12:05 pm
We have two children at Tehiyah and we have loved all aspects of the school. Tehiyah provides a warm, nurturing environment and an excellent education. Our kids are thriving!
08/18/2012 - 02:33 pm