What does the dual curriculum at HDS look like?
Half of each day is dedicated to Hebrew/Judaic studies and half is dedicated to general studies. Our general studies and Hebrew/Judaic studies programs complement each other. For example, writing mechanics are taught both in language arts and in Hebrew. Critical thinking skills are developed through deep Judaic text study as well as analysis of English literature.
The Hebrew portion of the day includes language instruction, Torah and text study, liturgy, Jewish values, and holiday customs and traditions. The general studies curriculum includes language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. Additionally, special classes are integrated throughout the day. A healthy amount of recess and play is also incorporated into the schedule.