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K-8
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Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 292
Before care: Yes
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12753 North Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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(480) 991-9141
(480) 991-9405
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August 06, 2014
Pardes has proven itself to be everything we were looking for in an educational experience for our 2 boys. For perspective, my wife and I are both professionals who have attended a significant amount of school. I also have a Masters Degree in Education. I don't qualify myself as an expert but I have experience. Here are a few main points.1) Our children love learning! In an age of increased testing and focus on meeting standards many children's innate curiosities and untapped interests are left on the side of the road. This school's methods are well known to promote love of learning. 2)Confidence - I work with many other highly pedigreed professionals and I can tell you with certainty that honest confidence (not fabricated braggadocio) is one of the highest sought after attributes in the workplace. Pardes students can speak, they can articulate, and they can advocate with confidence. 3)Well rounded. The education at Pardes offers many different learning opportunities. The teachers do an excellent job at combining these into useful learning experiences. We are extremely happy with our choice and confident that we have chosen an excellent educational path for our boys.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
My children thrive in the smaller class setting. They are truly able to get individualized attention from their teachers. You feel as if each child is getting a customized educational experience tailored to the child's needs. The well rounded curriculum is excellent in each grade and it continues to incorporate the latest and greatest of both secular and religious teaching methods. The teachers are some of the most passionate educators I have come in contact with.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
We have an entering 3rd and 1st grader. Our 3rd grader has received a very individualized academic experience which I had always assumed was due to him having an illness and missing a lot of school. The entire administrative team has always been well aware of his condition and the importance of keeping him safe (in regard to safe food for him) and keeping him included. All of his teachers have gone above and beyond our expectations keeping him up academically. It is has been to our delight that our other child (totally healthy) has experienced the same warmth, caring and individualized education. Every child is special at Pardes. Our experience is that each our our children have been pushed academically but always still love their social environment and really enjoy going to school. Each teacher we've had (we've had 4) has been as warm, loving and the right amount of challenging as the next. We've made the most wonderful family friends which are now our closest friends.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
My child is entering 1st grade at PJDS and loves it! He was excited to go to kindergarten every morning, and didn't want to leave at the end of the day. Due to the small class size and her incredible patience and love, his K teacher gave my son individualized attention and care. I feel like she really knew him as a learner, and as a person. He is passionate about school, learning, reading, math, science, Hebrew, music, sports and Judaism. Although these seeds were planted at home and Jewish preschool, his interests are blossoming and growing at PJDS. As a parent, I love the Jewish values and how they are incorporating into learning each day. This means that in addition to learning the topics that are covered at a secular school, my son is learning to be a mensch (a good person). What more could a parent want?? I highly recommend PJDS.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2014
My children have blossomed at Pardes Jewish Day School. They are receiving a top notch secular and Jewish education as well as all the other benefits of being at a Jewish Day School. I love the fact that Jewish values are incorporated into every aspect of their education. The teachers are experienced and truly passionate about what they do. Plus, the small class sizes enable the teachers to truly get to know each of their students. My children love going to to school every day!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2014
DO NOT BELIEVE THE HYPE! Despite the upcoming move to the former King David/Jess Shwartz campus next the JCC, do not fall into the Pardes trap. They are still the same old unprofessional and incompetent excuse for a "school" that they have always been. Even if your "close friend" tells you how much they love Pardes, try to ask them deep level questions about the content, strategy and curriculum that Pardes uses to "educate" the children and you will get lots of double-speak. The fact is that Pardes has perfected lip-service and has no substance for the fundamentals of learning. Your children will run free with no supervision and you will be told this is "healthy". However, you will not feel that way when your child is perpetually bullied and the administration blames your child and then tells you they have emotional problems and should be medicated. If you want your child to have a proper education in Arizona, look into the new charter schools and send your children to Hebrew school. Pardes is a disaster in every way.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
My child is in 3rd grade and her use of Hebrew Is really coming together. It's wonderful!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2014
My daughter is in 6th grade, has attended the school since 3rd grade. The school provides a well rounded education, 1:1 support whenever necessary. I receive emails from the teachers at least once a month, with curriculum updates and more frequently if my child is having difficulty. The principle is forthright in changes being made. They have an excellent anti-bullying program, after school sports and other activities. We are very fortunate to be able to attend, and there is a good bit of additional funding for scholarships, so anybody who wants a dual Judaic/secular education can afford it. Highly recommend!!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
We love everything about Pardes! Our son has thrived since being at the school and we can't wait for our younger son to go to attend Pardes as well. The academic curriculum is top-notch and the individual attention the students get from teachers is unparalleled. No class is more than 15 kids! Pardes integrates Jewish studies and values into everything they do. It is an environment that fosters a passion for learning, self-confidence, creativity, compassion and growth. We can't say enough good things about Pardes!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
As a parent of a child who attended public school and transferred to PJDS, we truly appreciate and value the PJDS staff. While in public school, a hand full of children were not fortunate enough to participate in an early education program prior to kindergarten; this was not an issue at PJDS. As a result of the extensive public school resources dedicated to those children who lacked basic skills, the majority of children started to slip through the cracks. My son struggled to stay stimulated in a 25+ class size. PJDS on the other hand is blessed with smaller class sizes (i.e. 15 kids in this year s class). The teachers are able to personalize their teaching techniques based on the individual child's needs. Teachers partner with parent(s) to educate the children, focusing on both Jewish and secular learning. Pardes maximizes many of the community's strengths by including Rabbi's, parent professionals and community resources to create a robust-learning rich environment, second to none. We feel blessed to send our child to this wonderful school and look forward to sending our younger child in the future.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
We moved to Phoenix three years ago and were interested in a school that provided a well rounded education that emphasized both academics and value based learning. Pardes provides both a Jewish and secular education that is challenging yet allows our kids to be kids- not robots or mini- adults. Our kids love going to school and feel as though they are part of a community. There may be a lot of 'competition' out there but I haven't found a school that does it better. My husband and I are both professionals and value strong academics. If standarized test scores are a measure of academic success (as some might think) we know first hand that Pardes excels. However, we know that the real value in our school is the confidence it instills even in our youngest kids and the love of learning that hopefully will continue grow with them As for the teachers and administration- I can't imagine a more responsive, caring, creative group of educators. We feel very fortunate to be part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I really can not believe this school is still open! Why have you smart, educated, caring Jewish parents not realized yet that you are selling your children incredibly short. There are so many other excellent options now that really do deliver on the promises they make as opposed to the false lipservice you get at Pardes. The curriculum barely exists and the Teachers are not even held accountable for following what little direction they have. The leadership is way out of touch with the current education climate (which is HIGHLY competitive) and the gossip still runs rampant! Gossip guides all decision-making at Pardes which makes them erratic and subscribe to a CYA / blame the child (and parents) mentality. DO NOT WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARDES. Your child will not be able to survive in the public or charter schools if you keep your child at Pardes past kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
Yesterday morning, I found my children (4th and 2nd grades) reciting passages from a Midsummer Night's Dream to each other. Seriously, Shakespeare. This is one of the many, many things my husband and I love about Pardes. We wanted a nurturing environment, while still providing a rigorous secular education. Pardes does both beautifully. The administration and staff are warm and welcoming. Our once shy daughter has blossomed into a confident, thoughtful little girl. Our son, who came to Pardes with social challenges, has thrived at Pardes (both academically and socially). We are absolutely thrilled with our experience at Pardes.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Our children have been at Pardes for 4+ years now, and we couldn't be happier with their experience there. All of their teachers have been deeply dedicated, caring, and kind. Several teachers have been truly *outstanding* educators - the kind who develop a lifelong love of learning, and who have an amazing positive impact on your child's self-esteem. The entire staff is equally dedicated. There isn't a staff member there who doesn't greet my children, by name, with a smile every day. The class sizes are small (15 and 16 students this year for us), which is incredible and allows for so much individualized attention to your child. The environment is warm, all are made to feel welcome, and the children learn to support and encourage each other. All in all, Pardes is a happy place. My children love school and look forward to going every day!

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2013
We have been at Pardes for 3 years and have 2 children enrolled in the school. Our children are excited to go to school everyday! They are receiving a wonderful secular and religious education. The teachers are kind, knowledgeable, and make learning fun. Class sizes are small, so teachers are able to differentiate instruction to meet each students's individual needs. Pardes also works hard on teaching children values and how to be a good person. There is a wonderful community feel for the children and parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
My family moved to the Phoenix area in August and decided to enroll our 9 year old daughter at Pardes. It was a wonderful decision for us. It was a nurturing environment, wonderful curriculum. We were crazy impressed with the teachers. We really liked the reading program. The creativity with everyday learning was amazing! Super happy with our decision. Our daughter is thriving!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2013
Pardes Jewish Day School is an amazing school. We recently moved to town and enrolled our two children and they thrived academically and socially. The administration and teachers went above and beyond to nurture our children. The academics were vigorous and changing. The individualize education that our children received was impressive. I would recommend Pardes without hesitation!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
We have had children at Pardes for over 6 years now and love the school more each year. We have the financial means to go to any of the private schools in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area, but believe in Pardes and the wonderful secular and religious education our children are receiving. My children are happy to go to school and look forward to seeing their friends and teachers. I have no doubt that we are in the right place and that my children are getting the best education possible and learning how to become responsible young adults!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
Its hard to believe that Pardes is still in existence as it continues to under-perform by promising way more then it can deliver. The administration has its "shpeel" down pat and persists in luring well-meaning Jewish parents into it's doors. However, when the children can't read or understand math, they blame the child and say they have a learning disability and send them off to a very expensive outside tutoring center. Please stop and think - why do so many Pardes students have "learning" problems???? The answer is: their lack of a good education due to Pardes' lack of leadership and poorly trained Teachers who have free reign to teach or not teach whatever they feel like since they do not follow a standard curriculum and have no accountability to any higher governing body. PARENTS BEWARE!!! This is not a normal Jewish Day School that you would find on either coast - it is basically day care.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2012
Since our son began attending just a few months ago, we have not only watched him blossom into a confidant child but also can see a growing sense of self. The whole school is a support system for every family. We are better parents because of the interest Pardes has taken in us and our child. He so happy everyday with the bonds I am sure he will take with him for life. In kindergarten the average reading level is at second grade; but the most important key to success the school instills is that the children feel proud of themselves and their success as well as setting examples for each other. As a Doctorate student myself, I am able to pinpoint these exact skill sets being introduced at this young age which are imperative for life success. Unfortunately, the previous unfavorable comment seems to based from a negative emotional reaction than from rationally related information.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2012
My son is only starting in Pardes as a Kindergartener but he as already come out of his shell thanks to the teachers and staff there. Everyone who works there takes time to include me and my son in activities that he would enjoy. My son has more confidence and spirit than I could of imagined. But more than anything he looks forward to getting up and going to school. That says alot about the school and staff in itself.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2012
One more thing. To the staff who wrote about Pardes's ranking in the John's Hopkins Talent search - one student scored the highest on that test who happened to be at Pardes. However, that student has long since left and moved on to live up to his potential elsewhere. Yet another pathetic attempt by the staff to stretch the truth about the quality of education at Pardes - just more smoke and mirrors. Such an embarrassment.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
Now that we are beginning our 5th year at pardes, we decided to share sentiments towards the school. Let me start by noting two of the "baby sitters" we have used have been Pardes graduates. Both these amazing kids, after having graduated top of the class in high school are now attending prestigious colleges (Duke and George Washington). And both clearly say that they credit Pardes for their confidence, their education and their ability to adjust to varous people and situations. This is why we chose Pardes. We have watched and experienced the Pardes administration and faculty bending over backwards to address all aspects of academics, taking into consideration any child who may may need more attention in one subject or another. The campus is nurturing and our children are flourishing. Let me note that upon reading other reivews, we felt proud. And when we stumbled upon one that seemed so very angry, all we can say to that disgrutled individual, is: It is impossible to please the impossible to please. In conclusion, we believe wholeheartedly that Pardes offers an expectional learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
As a parent of two children at Pardes I couldn't be happier with my experience. My children are two very different personalities and the small class size and individualized attention allows them to get exactly what each needs to thrive. Additionally, I am impressed with how well the leadership staff selects the "right" teacher for my child's specific needs. I am also reassured by the flexibility in the learning structure that places no boundaries in subjects where my child excels while making support available in specific areas where one may need it. Pardes is a top choice in Jewish and secular private education.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
As a father of two children, I am thrilled with the Pardes community and the secular and jewish education my children are receiving at Pardes. Pardes has instilled a love of learning in my children. My children have benefitted from the individual attention and support they have received from their teachers as evidenced by the fact that they both tested in the top percentiles in all of the same standardized tests administered to students at other highly regarded private schools in the valley. By the time my children reached first grade, my children could recite all basic daily and shabbat prayers, routinely asked insightful questions about their judaism and are now eagerly hoping for a first trip to Israel. As an added bonus, the idea of being a "mensch" (a good person) permeates everything that is done at the school. I highly recommend Pardes.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
Our children have been attending Pardes for 5 years now, and we are thrilled with our decision to provide them with an education there. We looked into all of the local, "big name" private schools in our community and were most impressed by the warm atmosphere in the classrooms and the responsiveness of the Pardes administration. The education is second to NONE. The annual tandardized tests that Pardes students take rank them consistently at the top of the state and nation academically. Our children are happy, thriving, enthusiastic leaners. Pardes was the best decision we could have made for our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
I am so happy with Pardes. Both the secular and Jewish education that my children are receiving is amazing. The class sizes are small and the teachers do an amazing job of creating individualized work to meet your child's needs. There is such a warm and welcoming community from all the parents, teachers and staff. I couldn't imagine my kids at any other school. Pardes is the perfect place to give your child an amazing well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2012
We looked into Pardes because we believed in education and in the benefits of a Jewish education at that. However, we have been sorely disappointed in the low quality of education and lack of structure at Pardes. We've been stunned by the unprofessionalism of the Teachers in the form of rampant gossip and lack of management by the Administration in doing anything to stop it. Any time a parent brings concerns to the Administration, they are double-talked and told that they are incorrect or are making too much of an issue. For example - wanting to see the curriculum in our children's classes. We were told numerous times that curriculum existed, however we never saw it with our own eyes. It appears that each Teacher makes it up as they go along and that when parents notice, they are told half-truths. If you want a solid Jewish education for your children, then you will have to move out of this state because it does not exist at Pardes. Even worse, your children will not receive a decent secular education either and all the while you will be told that they are. Most parents at Pardes get stuck because by the time they realize how little their child has learned, it's too late!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2012
We changed to Pardes from a public elementary school about 3 years ago. The school was large and we didn't feel the students were receiving enough personalized attention. Our children are in middle school at Pardes. The administration and teachers are awesome. There is an open door policy. They treat our children as individuals and help inspire them to do their personal best. The student/teacher ratio and positive environment are what attracted us to the school too. We are happy to be apart of this thriving school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2012
My children have thrived at Pardes for the past 5 years. They have received an outstanding education. In the middle school, they are learning concepts at the high school level and above. My middle school age children have tested at post high school level on the SAT-10 standardized tests for the past few years. The teachers are caring as well as knowledgeable and truly care about each individual child, often tailoring the curriculum to meet each child's needs instead of teaching to the middle as most teachers in other schools do. They are also learning the core values of Judaism and Hebrew. I would highly recommend Pardes to any parent who wants their child to receive an outstanding Jewish and secular education.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2012
We feel very sorry for any parent who actually believes that their children are being adequetely educated at Pardes. Not only are they being swindled by the Administration, they are "drinking the Pardes kool-aid" given to them by parents who are stuck at Pardes because it is too late for their children to switch to high-quality schools. It is a real shame that no one in the Jewish Community is standing up for the children of Pardes and insisting that something be done about the sub-par education that their children are receiving. The children come out of Pardes completely unprepared for High School and forget about a decent college. Ask any Teacher who had met a former Pardes student and the first question they ask is "why don't you know how to write a proper sentance" and the second question they ask is "why can't you add, subtract or divide?". Parents at Pardes will defend it, however it is only because they don't know what a challenging education is and they are too far in to move their children. Pardes needs a complete overhaul which will take being honest with themselves about how unprofessional, unorganized, inefficient and non-financially sound they truly are.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2012
Pardes is the place to be! I am a graduate of Pardes and I couldn't be more proud. I had such an incredible experience at Pardes. All of the teachers were superb, the administration was incredible and the kids are wonderful. I can't speak highly enough of this school. It has done so much in terms of preparing me for life. I loved every minute at this school. There is a truly warm feeling and I feel that Pardes exemplifies the Jewish values portrayed in its mission statement. I felt that the quality of learning was at a level far beyond that of schools similar to Pardes, The skills that I learned will benefit me for the rest of my life, both Judaically and secularly. The principal and leadership is amazing and does such an incredible job of leading the school and making the decisions that are best not for themselves but for their students. I truly, truly would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a high level of Judaic, Hebrew and secular learning, an incredibly warm, caring, nurturing environment and an all around incredible school.

- submitted by a community member
March 30, 2012
Our daughter is having a great experience at Pardes Jewish Day School. She is thriving in her secular subjects, and her knowledge of Hebrew language and Jewish culture is really gratifying. As important, in both her opinion and ours, Pardes gives her the space to express her creativity and the confidence to try new things without worrying about failure. Some other schools might send more homework, and that's probably fine for some children. But I cannot imagine another school nurturing my daughter's intellect, her spirit, and her sense of identity like Pardes.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
Buyer beware! Pardes is barely a school - more like a day care. It can take bright and talented children and turn their brains and spirit into mush. For all of the talk of "Heneini", we have never experienced group sanctioned bullying more. Not even in inner-city schools. It is a terrible shame that Pardes lures well-meaning parents into their grips with beautiful words and smoke and mirrors and then disappoints in a deep and hurtful manner. Jewish parents - Run, don't walk away from Pardes!

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2010
I have been a parent at Pardes for 5 years. I have seen tremendous growth and superior education taught to my children. The staff is always open to listening to concerns and constructive way of improving the level of communication. The teachers have an excellent rapport with each student. Class sizes are small, which enable each student to get individualized attention. At a time when schools are cutting back-Pardes continues to improve

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2010
This is my daughter's first year at Pardes and we are thrilled with the education she is receiving. The teachers are fantastic and the administration is always available. The technology is first rate. What my kindergartner has already learned on the Smart Board is truly impressive. Thanks Pardes for making this a great experience for my entire family.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2010
We are distraught at the lack of computers in our children s classrooms. I want to first commend the technology teacher Mr. Zaks. My kids come home and argue who gets to use the computer first to practice keyboarding and make podcasts. They teach us the new skills Mr. Zaks has taught them and he always makes time to listen and show us the technology curriculum. Despite this however I find the lack of technology in the classrooms appalling. It has been five weeks since school started and my children still don t have computers in their rooms. What kind of IT department does Pardes have? Parents working in IT themselves are furious at the apparent incompetence of the school IT personnel. The bottom line is: We expect tuition to provide equipment needed for teachers to educate our children. We love the Jewish education and teachers! Get a new IT department to match.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2010
I am not sure what the deal was with the parent that posted on april 2nd. PARDES works very hard to see that grades track from grade to grade. Curriculum is very tight, with 8th graders more then ready to matriculate in any school in the area successfully. The school works hard to grow and excel with each passing year. PARDES was number 5 out of the top ten schools in Arizona participating in this years John Hopkins Talent search. The school continues to win grants and praise from across the country.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Amazing school! My child's fifth grade teacher Mr. Tams is fantastic. He truly made my daughter's fifth grade year unforgettable. An all around great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2010
I am very pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving at Pardes. It has been amazing year in Kindergarten. As a parent, I am excited to see what they are learning at a young age.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2010
This school is very unprofessional and has many things it still needs to work out. This is especially true when it comes to academics as there is little or no consistent curriculum in important subjects such as math, vocabulary and writing. Though the social atmosphere is wonderful as are the Judaics, this school lack the leadership it requires to make it a good school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2009
this is truly an amazing school. Having twins in the same grade, but different classes has shown the attention each student recieves to ensure they are learning in the best possible way for their ability. While the administration is lean, they more than make up for it with their energy, and passion for the kids. There is a warmth at this school that I've never heard of from friends at even the most elite schools in town. The religious education is very reassuring, but really our priority is the basics to make sure our kids are ready to succeed.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
I am very pleased with the quality of education my children are receiving at Pardes. It has been amazing to see what they are learning at a young age. The administrative and teaching staff have been very supportive. This class sizes are small, extra curricular activities are available and community and school spirit are abundant. I highly recommend Pardes.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
My kids are so exited every day to go to school. They are developing a strong value structure and a true understanding of what it means to care about those around them and others in the world. The classroom sizes are well balanced, they are small enough to allow each child to feel as though they are getting individualized attention, yet not too small so as to offer the right amount of balance for socialization. I couldn't imagine my kids at any other school and/or performing as well as they do at Pardes.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I have nothing but praise for this school. We have been pleased with the teachers, administration as well as specialty teachers. In addition, the Head of School, Jill Kessler, is a wonderful leader and has taken this school to new heights! The academics are top notch. My child has grown both academically and emotionally. They create a warm, nurturing environment for the students. The teachers and administration communicate well with the parent community. I strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2009
My children have gone to PJDS for 4 years. They have gotten a terrific education in secular and Jewish Studies. Their individual academic needs have been met and given extra work to challenge them. I believe the teachers are excellent communicators and truly care about the 'whole' student. I would strongly recommend this school to anyone thinking about a high quality, gifted private school in the Scottsdale, Phoenix area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2009
Very, very dissapointed. I was very happy for my child to have a Jewish education but the school lacks good teachers and administration staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2009
As a parent, I find Pardes kind of like a used car lot. When you are in the showroom, everything is great: people rave about the campus, the principle and the community feel. But when you've bought the car, and problems come up, you are told to live with it. Problematic children are accomodated, while those with potential are on their own and parents with concerns are asked if they'd be happier elsewhere. The bullying policy would be strict if it weren't completely ignored. Small classes are a plus, and some of the teachers are truly gifted (Mrs. Chapman), but many are like the salesmen - good talkers, not much substance. Overall, we tried for several years and really wanted to like the place, but bottom line is they are good salesmen, who are selling clunkers. And our child deserved better than hit or miss teaching with jungle rules.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
We were very happy with our son at Pardes for 2 years, the Jewish education and the parent community create a warm and welcoming environment. BUT, we had a very bad experience with administrators regarding the saftey of our child (and in turn, other children) - they seemed ill-equipped to handle serious crises and basically invited us (and our son) to leave because we were upset. We now have our child in an established, well-organized, and academically oriented school. Wow, what a difference all the way around, especially academically and socially. Athough we miss the community feel of Pardes, we are very glad we made the switch for our son and he is much better off.

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April 07, 2009
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November 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2008
This is our fourth year with two children at Pardes and nothing could make us leave. We love everything about it, from the academic leadership to the Judaica, the extracurricular classes, and the staff. This is a great place for a kid to be a kid and where they don't have to worry about being subjected to bullying and all the trends and infighting that goes on at public schools. Worth more than we pay.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
Our child attended Pardes for a few years, there were very good aspects about the experience including the Jewish education and the parent community. However, we found that the caliber of teachers and quality of academics were variable. Leadership makes a very good impression, but seems to lack direction when faced with more serious issues and may disappoint on follow through.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 14, 2008
My son is a middle school student, and he has attended Pardes since kindergarten. We love the school. Teachers and administrators have worked to address my son's academic, social, and emotional needs. My daughter begins kindergarten this year, and we know she also will have the same loving attention. The Jewish education is good, but the academics are great.

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April 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2008
My son is in middle school at Pardes, and it has been an excellent experience for him socially and academically. For us, it was well worth the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
My son is in kindergarten there, and he absolutely LOVES it. The teachers are nurturing, the head of school is willing to work with us. Couldn't be happier.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
The Jewish education is OK, but academics should be better. Children learn from worksheets and have a lot of homework. The classes are small, but can be very chaotic. The playground is mostly unsupervised resulting in bullying and fighting. There is no anti-bullying policy. Administration does not stand up to affluent parents, and consequently, problems with children and policy are not addressed satisfactorily. Pardes has potential, but it needs work. Very disappointing.

- submitted by a parent
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Pardes Jewish Day School
12753 North Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ  85254
(480) 991-9141
Last modified Pardes Jewish Day School is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Pardes Jewish Day School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top