The Upper School Experience
The Ezra Academy Upper School is made up of two multi-age classrooms: 5-6, and 7-8. We prepare our students to thrive in high school, college, and beyond. Small class sizes and dedicated faculty ensure that each student is challenged to reach their potential and given extra help where needed. Students work closely with teachers and with one another to research and write longer papers on topics of their choosing, learn about and visit sites of national and international importance, and deepen their understanding of other religions and ways of life. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) continues to be emphasized, with instruction in coding across all grades.
The Upper School curriculum abounds in opportunities for public speaking, debate, teamwork, and school-wide leadership. Our framework of Jewish values, nurturing community, and rigorous academics gives Ezra graduates a powerful foundation of confidence, skills, creativity, and compassion. The eighth grade year is the culminating experience of an education at Ezra and includes in-depth study of the world's religions and an exciting and deeply meaningful 2-week trip to Israel in the spring.