For children in the lower school, the key to educational success is a solid foundation in Judaic and General Studies.  A developmentally appropriate approach to learning is combined with creative and integrated instruction, while constantly emphasizing the highest academic standards. Our general studies program encompasses language arts, mathematics, technology, social and natural sciences, the humanities and physical education.  The school emphasizes the integration of its dual curriculum. Hebrew Academy of Tidewater advocates the highest standards of responsibility and ethical behavior between individuals and with respect to the community.

By fifth grade, our graduates are well prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world, evidenced by their acceptance and seamless transitions into the best private, IB and public school academies around. They’re also accepted into the most well-respected colleges and universities in this country and abroad, including Princeton, Duke, University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and more. For more information about our schools or to arrange for a personal tour, email Carin Simon, Admissions Director, or call (757) 424-4327.

Quick facts

  • Welcoming children from Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Only Jewish community day school in area; centrally located near Town Center in Virginia Beach
  • Dual curriculum
  • Superior facility that includes regulation size gym, soccer field, tennis courts and indoor pool
  • Faculty includes general studies teachers, Judaic studies/Hebrew language teachers and resource teachers
  • Small classes allow teachers to know strengths and needs of all students within a warm and caring atmosphere
  • Extra help and enrichment available when needed
  • Need-based financial aid available
  • All teachers licensed by the Virginia Department of Education or meet other professional accreditation standards
  • Full membership in and accreditation by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS) and National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Founding member of RAVSAK, the Jewish Community Day School Network