I have been a parent at Mazel for over 5 years. My older child graduated from Mazel middle school and is doing well in HS. My younger child is in the 4th grade. Prior to Mazel, both kids attended various public schools in Brooklyn and Long Island. Mazel has been able to offer my kids stimulating, progressive environment as well as warm, caring atmosphere infused with Jewish values and heritage. Jews from all walks of life are welcome here, observant or not and no one is made feel inferior. The administration at Mazel welcomes parental involvement and feedback.
Mazel Day school is the premier Jewish day school in the South Brooklyn Area. They provide a top notch education in both scholastic and Judaic studies. Mazel caters to their community by providing Russian language education.
This school is amazing. We have been part of this beautiful community for close to six years now and I can't say enough about the quality of staff, quality of education, attention and care provided to our kids, and every single aspect of the school environment. Strong general studies, fluency in 3 languages (kids read and write in English, Hebrew, and Russian), rich Judaic studies component, various extracurricular activities (during the school day as well as on premises after school), caring staff that knows every child by name, and knows every single family in the school, and most importantly amazing children that come from truly outstanding families. Children are happy and excited to go to school every day - it doesn't happen often, especially in schools of NYC.
I had my son in Mazel for several years now and my second child will join him next year. The school had been an excellent experience for the whole family and I seen my child blossom academically and in character. He is advanced in math and science and the school had worked closely with him to provide him enrichment work to continue to challenge himself, while working with him on strengthening his academic weaknesses. As importantly he is growing up to be a respectful and confident young man all due to the character traits that are taught and emphasized in school.
This is our second and last year at this school. If you're looking for a school that creates an encouraging and educational environment with qualified staff, AVOID this school at all costs. They're absolutely terrible at everything the only thing that's working well here is .. Well nothing that helps your child in any way. Not only do they lack the knowledge, skills or basic effort- they extremely bad at labeling children with negative labels and unqualified diagnosis. What ever you do avoid these guys - check and double check before even coming near this school. Please take these words too heart - this is the worst school in Brooklyn!
Mazel is a home away from home for our family. The warm, caring environment coupled with values- oriented education is exactly what we were looking for! The parent community makes you feel part of a team! We could not be happier!