This school is created for very specific group of parents who wants their children to practice Hebrew and jewish traditions. It is great for them, specially if this is for free but if you are not jewish and you are not helping this school financially, does not matter how smart your child is- he/she will never be recognized as a good student. Only those, whom parents related somehow to this school and spending there all day long because they don't have to go to work will be called the best students. Hatikvah Principal is so sure that she is the smartest person alive, don't even try to argue with her. She might even not to be able to meet with you if you are requesting if she knows that it is no money coming from you.
Teachers there are nice but very young and they don't know how to handle children older then kindergarten.
Despite lot of pressure from several sources this school has been growing well due to the standard of the education at this school. Now they are extending into Middle school.
Teachers and Principal are amazing and they communicate all information and they plan everything in advance and my son likes a lot. We are not Jewish but we still like this school as teachers work really hard and our son is growing very well. My son is learning an additional language: Hebrew and I do agree that they teach about Israel and I never felt anything wrong in that. I am confident that they also teach about other countries as well.
Our son is now in 1st grade and we no need to worry about the school for 7 more years.