Educational Philosophy


Our educational philosophy at VBS Day School believes in a commitment to academic rigor balanced with nurturing the whole child’s social, emotional, and spiritual well-being. We believe that all students can learn and we strive to highlight strengths and support areas of growth for individual learners. We are dedicated to create 21st Century learners who can work collaboratively and independently; communicate effectively; think critically and creatively; and problem solve effectively.  We emphasize the core subjects of reading, writing, social studies, math, and science to provide a solid foundation upon which to build that is enhanced and enriched by our specialist instruction in technology, arts, physical education, Hebrew language, and Judaica.  We are preparing our students to be responsible risk takers in a safe environment, equipped with the skills of flexibility, adaptability, and motivation, ready to succeed in our rapidly changing global age.  Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis’ vision is reflected in the stated philosophy as is the commitment to educate and nurture the whole child.