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K-8|Private
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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly agree


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We had a couple instance of kids displaying unkind behavior. The counselor and teachers immediately responded and the issue was quickly resolved.

Supports LD students: Agree


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They could always do more, but Brandeis has a diverse range of learners and they have programs in place to support them. That said, students with challenges do sometimes have outside tutors, but from what I hear from friends at other independent schools this is typical.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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Brandeis really delivers on values-based education. It's infused in the school and results in kind, well adjusted graduates. Bullying is not tolerated and the kids learn how to resolve issues themselves, and if needed with the support of their teachers or counselors.

Amount of homework: Strongly agree


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Homework in the lower grades is targeted to creating good habits and encouraging reading. The amount of homework seems very reasonable, especially for these busy kids!



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Brandeis has been an amazing school for my two very different children. The teachers are extremely capable and make an effort to connect with each of my children individually. They manage to fit everything into the school year in an integrated way: Academics, Jewish Studies, Language, Outdoor Ed, Technology, PE, Maker lab, Art, Music, Band/Chorus, Sports, Volunteering, Buddy programs and more! All of the independent schools in the city have good academics and produce competent readers with good math fundamentals who can plan, organize and deliver a project and be successful in high school, but I appreciate how Brandeis leverages our Jewish heritage and rich texts to extend and reinforce learning in an integrated way. When I looked at schools for my children, I wanted a partner in raising my children -- educators, administrators and a community that would embrace them and help them grow, a partner to help them learn how to learn, discover their passion for learning, work well with others and build confidence in their own abilities. Look at the graduates of SF Brandeis and you will see young adults who are mature, responsible and prepared to excel at top SF high schools that they are attending, but more importantly are self-assured, kind, well balanced young adults. Many schools talk about values-based education. Brandeis delivers.




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If you're jewish, Brandeis is home. It's where you will find not only care, personal attention and high quality education for your child, but where you as a parent will find a loving warm community of people who really care for each other, and the school is the center of that, and cultivates that kind of environment. It's where you kids will get not only love and education but values that they will carry with them for the long run.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Values are a huge thing at this school. Learning comes after values and in fact those values help the student learn better, IMHO.



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My children thrive at Brandeis. They have teachers who care for them and take a personal interest in their learning and overall development. There are many opportunities for growth in and out of the classroom, and the faculty and staff work with families as partners. The school community is very warm and welcoming!


Effective school leaders: Strongly agree


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The new Head of School has shown a deep respect for the history and tradition of Brandeis as well as its unique Jewish character. He has continued and improved new innovation and technology programs in his tenure. He has the respect of the teachers and has hired an elementary level principal who is exemplary. In the past year, the new administration have created programs and structures to support teachers growth within the school.

Handles bullying effectively: Agree


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The school is aware of the challenges of this problem and routinely intervenes early with young students and families for a multileveled approach. They also have a social emotional curriculum to teach children how to behave more positively across the board.

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