I have had two kids go through Aleph Bet and would recommend it highly to anyone seeking a high-caliber, less expensive private school education. Small classes and academic excellence were a must for our family and Aleph Bet delivered. My older boy is thriving in college, while my younger is well-prepared for the challenges of middle school, thanks to the solid grounding they received at Aleph Bet.
While the school is grounded in Jewish values, I didn’t experience it as a “religious” school. The Hebrew language skills helped round out the educational experience, and the “religious” aspects never overwhelmed the academics. In my experience, the school community openly embraced Jewish, non-Jewish and interfaith families. All came away richer for the experience.
Certainly the school has its challenges: Small classes can be a little too small for some. On the flip side, this frees up teachers to tailor lessons and to give special care and attention where needed. Perhaps most of all, Aleph Bet is a warm place, nurturing to children and families. Worth considering.
This is a fantastic school in so many ways from its high teacher to child ratio, cohesive student body, involved parents and fantastic teachers. All this allows the children to learn in peaceful environment where the children are often working at a level that's a grade ahead of other schools. Our family is not Jewish and we have felt very comfortable and happy at this school.
Aleph-Bet Jewish Day School is a vital part of the community of Annapolis. The enriching Jewish values are taught to the children in a loving environment, and teaches them to be productive citizens in the community at large. There have even been children from other faiths that have enrolled and thrived in the school. As a Jew, I am proud to support ABJDS.
The best school, the teachers have a way of making the kids know that they are loved. I have a seventeen year old that graduated and a seven year old current first grader. Both my children never wanted a day off from school. The children feel loved!! I love being a volunteer also!!!
The teachers are so devoted to education. Even though Alpeh-Bet is a Jewish School, it welcomes students who are not Jewish. The school stresses education, community and charity. Because the school gets no government funding, it takes a lot of work to keep it funded. Kids thrive in Aleph-Bet!