How do we find the right balance in our children’s education?
In life, balance is key.
With the right balance, we can succeed in tackling our day to day responsibilities and accomplish our mission in this world. Without it, we can find ourselves toppling under the weight of our responsibilities and expectations.
The same is true, and to a much greater extent, in the field of schooling and education. When we overload children with spirituality and academics, but neglect their social and emotional wellbeing, we’re setting them up for failure in the future. As parents, we all want our children to receive a wholesome and balanced education that prioritizes their ability to make the right choices. In the heart of Crown Heights lies a school that offers just that.
Gan Academy is a school that provides a uniquely balanced education in both Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol to more than one hundred children, ages two through fifth grade. Now in its tenth year, the school is firmly predicated on the idea that every child is a budding sapling in Hashem’s garden, imbued with endless potential to blossom and bear fruit.
Gan Academy sees it as its mission to cultivate and nurture each child’s social, emotional, academic, and spiritual qualities, thereby helping them blossom into a beautiful, fruit-bearing tree. This is implicit in its motto – Plant. Sow. Reap.
With this goal in mind, they keep their class sizes small, and their environment warm and personal. Strong emphasis is placed on each child’s social-emotional education, to complement and enhance their spiritual and academic growth. Students develop the ability to be reflective about their own feelings, improve their communication and consider their place in their classroom community.
In addition to using creative and high quality curricula, the warm and dedicated teachers invest wholeheartedly in each of their students, giving them the personal attention and individual guidance that they need. The results are evident each morning, when the Gan Academy children skip and hop into the school building with smiles on their faces, looking forward to another exciting day.
It’s not only the children who are happy with their school experience. Many parents have also shared that they feel happy, relaxed, and safe, knowing that their child is in good hands.
Of all the things in this world to invest our time, money, and energy, there is nothing as valuable as investing in our children. Every child is an entire world and holds infinite potential. By investing in our children, and providing them with a wholesome education, we are investing in their future, our future, and the future of our community.
Today, on Wednesday March 1st, Gan Academy will launch a 36 hour fundraising campaign to invest in the teachers that make the school outstanding. This campaign will have a crucial impact on the education of many young children and will shape the future of our community. In addition to covering operating costs, this campaign will also fuel some exciting new projects at Gan Academy. Plans are in the works to create a new children’s library, expand the outdoor play area, and introduce a new principal for the girls’ elementary school division.
Join Gan Academy in their efforts to make the most valuable investment by clicking here – Charidy.com/GanAcademy. We appreciate your support.