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- Jewish Academy of Orlando Director of Academics Nikki Buyna was recently accepted to Harvard Graduate School of Education’s summer program titled "Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership." In addition, she received a full school scholarship from The AVI CHAI Foundation to attend the program.
Jewish Academy of Orlando provides a multi-faceted whole-child development program. Danielle Glover, JAO’s in-house school guidance counselor, supports the school’s whole-child development with regular classroom guidance sessions, one-on-one and small group counseling, and parent support.
Jewish Academy of Orlando held a Disney-themed Passover model seder for its students, parents and guests. The students told the story of Passover in a traditional way with the four questions, traditional meal, and songs. The Disney-themed costumes, songs, and decorations added to the excitement.
Jewish Academy of Orlando (JAO) students develop problem solving and creative skills the Innovation Lab, an elementary Makerspace, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) enrichment center.
Jewish Academy of Orlando cultivates a culture of giving back to the community and to those in need by supporting school-driven and student-led fundraisers, recognizing students for acts of giving, and opportunities for students to participate in community service projects.
Jewish Academy of Orlando (JAO) celebrated Purim with a megillah reading, party, performances, delivery of mishloach manot (Purim baskets), and grogger sculpture creations. Third-grade students performed in the annual Purim play that tells the holiday’s story through music and dance.
Jewish Academy of Orlando second graders completed their annual space unit with the Sun, Moon, and Stars Space Show where each student demonstrated his or her knowledge of our solar system through music, song, and dance.The program included dialogue and songs about gravity, the moon and stars, planets, and the sun.
Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in, “Trees for Peace,” a multifaith tree planting service held at Mead Gardens. The tree planting is the second of the schools’ 3-part Multifaith Education Program (MEP) that is now in its 16th year. The students meet at each school to learn about each other’s cultures and religions
Save The Date! - May 23th, 7:00 pm The Jewish Academy of Orlando's production of Junie B. Jones the Musical at the Wayne Dencch Performing Arts Center in Sanford. Ticket sales begin in March.
Jewish Academy of Orlando will break ground for its new Kindness Garden on Monday, January 21st, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The garden will be a segment of the campus playground. The project is part of a grant to incorporate fine arts in to the school’s Judaic Studies program.