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Hebrew Academy of Five Towns & Rockaway

Private | PK-5 | 429 students

 

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Posted August 21, 2012

My children have learned so much in this school. The teachers and principal are wonderful and caring. They truely want what is best for the students. Each child gets the special attention they need. Many enrichment and support programs address the needs of diverse learners. The specialty programs include music, art, computers, library, science, gym, and allow children to shine in many ways!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2011

HAFTR has a bullying problem that is ignored by the school. Derech Eretz (respect for others) is not taught by HAFTR in any meaningful way. I also find the english portion of the curriculum very lacking. I am glad I took my children out of HAFTR. They are much happier at their new school.
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Posted October 25, 2010

I went there my whole life and it was very educational.


Posted October 24, 2010

Why do you love Hebrew Academy of Five Towns?Iam impressed with the staff! They have a fantastic principal who really cares about the children.Not only is the school advanced in it curriculum,the atmosphere is so warm and caring,that the children are able to thrive academically and emotionally
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Posted October 23, 2010

Hebrew Academy is a great school. Its a great place to go to school
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Posted October 23, 2010

loving and caring faculty. looking out for the best for each student.
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Posted October 22, 2010

HAFTR is a student/child centered school which embraces a love for learning with a faculty second to none. HAFTR excells in its education standards and extra curricular activities.
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Posted October 22, 2010

Great education Great teachers
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Posted October 22, 2010

My grandchildren are learning and are happy. What more can you ask?


Posted October 21, 2010

The teachers & administrators really care about the sudents & about creating a great lerning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

Caring nurturing environment with outstanding academics
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Posted October 21, 2010

Excellent judaics and secular program.
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Posted October 21, 2010

great school. My kids are learning a lot and doing very well. I like the fact that the kids in this school get accepted to great colleges.
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Posted October 21, 2010

great teachers, rigorous academic curriculum, nurturing environment
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Posted October 21, 2010

great school teachers and spirit
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Posted October 21, 2010

Great education, caring teachers!
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Posted October 19, 2010

my children attended haftr from pre-k through 12 and are now thriving in college and law school and the education that they received at haftr was a fantastic foundation that has enabled them to be very successful in their post high school endeavers.
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Posted October 19, 2010

children get a great education and teachers really care
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Posted October 19, 2010

I love this school because every child is treated like a treasured individual!
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Posted October 18, 2010

I have three highschool graduates and I highly recommended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Black 0% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 21%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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33 Washington Ave
Lawrence, NY 11559
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