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Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy

Private | PK-8 | 64 students

Our school is best know for its warm environment that nurtures the best in each

 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 6 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Friday, April 11, 2014

LYA is truly a school for the children and future leaders of the world. In everyday practice as well as words, this school emphasizes the development of morals and upstanding character traits as well as being the most dedicated school educationally. Each student is encouraged to pursue their personal best, and there is no limit to what the staff will do to support a student's educational challenges. Advanced learners are stimulated and not held to the lowest common denomination in the 'dumbing down' mode that appears to be a side effect of the public school inclusion programs. At LYA the students are given a global education with concerns aimed towards comprehension and application in current deeds and future goals. In this school, the children are treated as valued individuals. Each child and their family is personally known and addressed by name by all the staff. Each child is treated with complete respect and worth. Even the administrators take an active role in the respect and personalization of each child's experience. Smaller-sized classes ensures that no one 'falls through the cracks' of anonymity which we see time and time again in larger schools.


Posted Friday, April 11, 2014

My kids and I are very happy with LYA. The religious studies program is very good. They are learning Mishna and Chumash. There is an emphasis on learning Hebrew language fundamentals. The secular studies classes are also very good. My children were new to the school last year, and the staff and children made them feel welcome. My kids are learning well, and they're happy! What more could you ask for?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

LYA is a terrific little school where children benefit from caring, loving, and also highly motivated teachers both in Jewish and General studies. The school's pioneering of the "Leader in Me" program (based on Steven Covey's "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" has transformed the LYA community and created a culture of leadership, self-direction, compassion, and integrity for the school. A venerable institution, it was one of the first Chabad-network schools created in the U.S.A. for Jewish children, and it has evolved with the times, retaining its mission while adapting to the changing educational needs of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

I admire this school for a number of reasons, the most important of which is how student-centered it is. Each child is educated at the speed that works best for him/her. Each child is gently pushed to do even more, which they do. The school also builds a love of this country through patriotic programs, the ones left behind by public schools these days. The curriculum is good and the women and men who teach there are totally committed to educating the next generation. It would be difficult for the school to improve more than it has within the confines of their yearly budget. They do better with what they have than public schools.


Posted April 7, 2014

My school is a Leader in Me School where every child and staff is encouraged to reach their full potential as a leader. The school has a family atmosphere and staff and students synergize together. LYA is a great place to grow, learn and have fun. We offer many community events, family education events and holiday programming and have a welcoming environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

The Lubavitcher Yeshiva Academy (LYA) is a warm and inviting Jewish environment. Where our children are supported and encouraged to think on their own. They are being taught how to be not only leaders in school but how to be leaders in their communities and in every day life. LYA is a school worth traveling for because it is a place where our children are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 69%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 5%
Black 0% 8%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 15%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Russian
Hebrew
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
  • Russian

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Rabbi Noach Kosofsky
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 2 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Jewish
Associations
  • NAEYC
Fax number
  • (413) 567-2233

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Hebrew
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hebrew
  • Russian
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student Leadership Council
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
85
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
85

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$6000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Local Philanthropic Foundation aid
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1148 Converse St
Longmeadow, MA 01106
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Phone: (413) 567-8665

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