Why do you offer Hebrew in elementary school?

We offer bilingual elementary education at the optimal age for language acquisition. Our strong Hebrew foundation allows graduates to acquire additional languages more easily in middle and high school. HDS provides a support system for learning in Hebrew, regardless of a family’s prior familiarity with Hebrew. Hebrew proficiency enables access to traditional texts, liturgy, literature, and to modern Israel. With Hebrew competency in elementary school, we lay the foundation for educated and engaged Jewish adults.