Message from the Director of General Studies 

Janet Jenkins
Director of General Studies

To see the smile on a child's face as she walks confidently through our school doors each morning, or the light in a child's eyes when he learns something new and exciting; to hear the laughter in a child's voice as he shares his learning experience with his peers; to feel the commitment as a child recites the Schema in the language of her ancestors and embraces her culture through Judaic studies - this is what makes our school special, unique, a true learning and life experience.

Our dual curriculum combined with our dedicated, knowledgeable, and caring faculty and staff affords our students an exceptional educational foundation. Students develop a strong sense of self through active and meaningful lessons across the curricula. They make the connections between self and learning as they explore new concepts and build on their curiosities of the world around them.

To see the individual growth in our students; to hear thoughtful questions and answers as our students share their ideas and engage in meaningful lessons; to feel the pride our students have for themselves as they celebrate their Jewish faith, values, and culture daily - this is what makes Hebrew Academy of Tidewater.

Janet Jenkins