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Mission Statement

South Florida Jewish Academy knows that children with special needs deserve special care and attention to help them gain confidence and realize their full potential.

We work closely with parents to address their children’s different levels of learning in a happy and nurturing environment while placing an emphasis on strengthening their Jewish identities.

Children will be taught to be creative, imaginative thinkers, actively involved in academic and social activities that will build self –confidence, self-esteem, self motivation, and pride in their heritage.

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Accreditation

South Florida Jewish Academy is currently accredited by SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement.National Accreditation Board of Merkos Linyonei Chinuch & National Council for Private School Accreditation. We have also received the Gold Seal of Quality from the Department of Children & Families child care services.

 

Who are we?

South Florida Jewish Academy is a very unique school which understands that all children with special needs and typical children alike deserve special care and attention to help them gain confidence and realize their full potential. We work closely with parents to address their children’s different levels and unique way of learning in a happy and nurturing environment. Although Jewish studies are a part of our curriculum, it is not mandatory for our non- Jewish students. Children are taught to be creative, imaginative thinkers, leaders, actively involved in academic and social activities that build self confidence, self-esteem, self motivation, and pride in their heritage.

SFJA implements an individualized curriculum for all students. We recognize the fact that every student learns at a different pace and through different learning styles. This also applies to the typical children who attend SFJA. To enhance meaningful learning, our curriculum includes art, music, computers, and physical education.



SFJA of Coconut Creek recently completed its installation of the first Spacecraft Sensory Suite in North America
. A sensory suite is designed to encourage interaction via switches or the touch of a hand. The equipment can be used for calming sessions, sensory diet, or interaction depending on the individual needs of the child. We implemented the sensory suite into some of our children's daily schedule and have seen great improvement.
The Sensory suite consist of a bubble tube, touch wall, sensory vibrating pillow, fiber optic lights, never ending tunnel panel and many other interactive switches and sensory equipment.

Philosophy

 

South Florida Jewish Academy believes that all members of its learning community – students, parents, teachers, and administrators – must be equally valued for their participation in creating quality education.

We believe that all children regardless of their challenges have a right to become valuable and productive members in the community, and have the ability to learn and experience the love of their tradition.

We believe that all children with the proper learning and therapy will have the opportunities to achieve personal dreams and goals.

We believe that small classroom size and individualized curriculums contribute to successful outcomes.

We believe that success of our outcome is directly related to the dedication and commitment of our qualified staff.

From this philosophy of our school as a learning community, we have set forth the following mission statement.

Certified Teachers

Our qualified educators focus on mainstream academics and Judaic studies for students in kindergarten through 8th grade using their extensive experience in special education. Our staff of speech and language pathologists and occupational therapists help our children grow socially, as well as academically.

Small Teacher - Student Ratio

Children receive quality education through innovative small group instruction. A small student teacher ratio ensured student success.

Individualized Curriculum

Because we recognize the fact that every child learns at a different pace, we tailor each curriculum to meet his or her needs and abilities.

Teaching Approach

We recognize individualized learning styles and address student needs through multi-sensory learning in core subject areas. To enhance meaningful learning, our curriculum includes art, music, and physical education.

Judaic Studies

Here at South Florida Jewish Academy, a strong knowledge base of the Jewish Heritage is equally as important as mainstream academia. We teach traditional Jewish values and the Hebrew language to ensure students gain a core understanding of their religious and cultural backgrounds.

Parent Cooperation

To us, parent interaction is just as important as teacher involvement, as the parents are the ones who know their children's capabilities the best. We work closely with them to address their children's different ability levels in a cheerful and nurturing learning environment.

Policy of Non-Discrimination

We practice a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and admissions. We hire employees and admit students of either sex and of any race, color,non-disqualifying handicap, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin.

South Florida Jewish Academy is a school for special needs children. We work with learning disabled kids whether the child has Autism, Asperger’s, Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, LD, Attention Deficit Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, and more. A school where children can overcome challenges in a warm and fun environment. We are located centrally in Broward County, Florida. between Boca Raton in Palm Beach County and Fort Lauderdale. Coral Springs, Parkland, Tamarac, North Miami Beach, Aventura, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Fort Lauderdale, Occupational Therapy, Therapy, One-on-one student teacher small ratio, Judaic Studies, Florida Pride