Founded in 1966, Ezra Academy is a pluralistic Jewish day school serving greater New Haven and all of Connecticut. Ezra Academy is joyfully Jewish—and also offers the best preparation your child can receive in secular subjects. Our students learn to love Torah and Hebrew, just as they learn to love math, science, and English. But most important, they are nurtured by warm, dedicated teachers, in a supportive environment that honors all learning styles and ability levels.
Ezra Academy is joyfully Jewish.
And we offer the best secular education.
For half a century, Ezra has been known for developing the intellectual abilities of young learners. But we think building character—giving students a foundation in the Jewish ethical tradition—is just as central to our work. We are less interested in where your child goes to college, or how much money your child makes someday, than in the kind of person your child becomes.
We read classical texts. But we celebrate progressive education. That’s not a contradiction—that’s what a true Jewish education is.
We use technology to help us learn, but we keep it in its place. That’s why Ezra students—and teachers—are not allowed to use mobile phones during the school day. We believe in looking each other in the eye, having conversations, and, in the Jewish tradition, helping each other learn, as partners.
An Ezra education is phone-free.
Above all, we are a community of students, teachers, and parents. We begin with a Montessori preschool for ages 2 and up, and we continue through eighth grade. But you never really graduate from Ezra. The education our students receive, and the friendships they make, go with them forever.
Visit Ezra, and you’ll see this community in all its aspects. You’ll see it in our multi-age classrooms, where students discover who they are as learners. You’ll see it at daily tefillah, prayer, and at the musical Kabbalat Shabbat on Fridays. You’ll see it when they make art to celebrate a holiday, or when they engage in cross-curricular exploration. You’ll hear our inquisitive learners laughing, talking, and sometimes (yes) shouting.