What percentage of the school day is spent on Judaic studies?
Our school day is divided in half--fifty percent on general studies, and fifty percent on Judaic studies.
What is the total enrolment?
Our total enrolment on all three campuses is 1,700 students.
Are there before and after school extended care programs?
Both our Kamin and Posluns branches offer extended care programs. For more information on these programs please see the Extended Care web page.
How old does my child have to be to enter nursery?
Your child must be three years old, or turning three by December 31st. Also, children entering nursery school must be toilet trained. At our Kamin Campus in Thornhill, we also offer pre-Nursery programs for children as young as 18 months.
Does Associated have an arts program? A sports program?
Extra-curricular programs are part of what makes Associated a great school. In Bet Hayeled, children are exposed to art, music and physical education on a regular basis as part of the classroom activities. In elementary school, students have phys-ed, music and art classes, plus in the older grades there are sports teams and lunchtime clubs. At the Danilack Middle School, sports and physical activities are a major part of student life, through intermural sports, school teams, ski trips and regular phys-ed classes. The arts also play a larger role, not only through art class, but through extra curricular activities such as the musical.
Where do Associated students go for high school?
Associated students graduate fully prepared for the rigours of high school academic life. The majority of our students go onto Tanenbaum CHAT (Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto). Our graduates also attend Or Chaim, Ulpana Orot, public and other private high schools in the city.
My child doesn't speak or read Hebrew. Can he still attend Associated?
Your child does not need to come from a Hebrew-speaking background in order to attend Associated. Our Hebrew language curriculum is focused on communicative Hebrew. In pre-school Hebrew is integrated into our program through songs, simple instructions and the celebration of holidays. We have also introduced Hebrew-immersion at the JK level to great success. Once students enter the elementary school, Hebrew is taught Ivrit b'Ivrit (Hebrew in Hebrew), so that by the time our students graduate they can communicate (listen, speak, read and write) comfortably in the Hebrew language. Children successfully enter Associated after pre-school with little or no Hebrew-language background. Our educators will help develop programs to help them integrate into the program.
I cannot afford to pay full tuition. What is Associated's subsidy policy?
Associated is committed to providing a Jewish education to every child, regardless of the family's financial situation. Subsidies are available for students in grades 1-8. Should you require a subsidy, please contact Ossy Goldenberg, Manager, Admissions and Tuition (416) 494-7666, ext. 300.
How do I get an application form?
Click here or contact Pearl Greenspan our Admissions Co-ordinator by email at 905-889-3998, ext. 337.
How does Associated accommodate children with special learning needs?
Associated recognizes that every child learns differently and at his/her own pace. We have recently invested in the Centre for Diverse Learning to help accommodate those students who need remedial or enrichment in certain subjects. We aim to be as inclusive and accessible as possible. Should your child require special assistance at school, we would need to meet with you and your child to determine how best to accommodate his/her needs.