As a small school, we have the capacity for staff and the administration to meet each student where they are. This means providing the opportunity for academic enrichment and support, enabling individual experiences, and providing a safe place for kids to explore their own identities.
Paul Penna DJDS believes in the intrinsic value of diversity both within and beyond the Jewish community. We welcome and honour Jewish children and their families from across the broad spectrum of practice and engagement.
Middle school years are important for shaping identities both as young adults and as Jewish people. Middle School at Paul Penna DJDS offers a social environment that provides a close peer group and a supportive opportunity for individual experiences.
The school offers many different tools to support children as they develop into young adolescents. The advisory course, coupled with the school social worker being available for school-related therapeutic interventions, allows the children to feel they have access to help when and if they need it. Our open-minded and inclusive community allows children to find a place they belong and feel cared for by many adults in their school life.