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Our School
Why Choose Our Schoo
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About Our School
Mission Statement

Educational Philosophy
Our Staff
Accreditation
Our Building
Goals and Objectives
Community
F.A.Q.'s


Our School

B. Y. Sarah Dabah was established to provide well-rounded Judaic and general academic education to our students. Its educational policies are inclusive and individualized and they encourage students to utilize their individual potential and strive for excellence. B. Y. Sarah Dabah strives to create a warm environment, enhancing the family-like quality of the yeshiva. Our students are educated in a stimulating and warm environment, nurtured with the SPICES of life: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, Emotional and Spiritual development.

Faculty members are chosen for their ability as well as desire to teach and they are role models in both their behavior and dedication to their vocation.

Parents are invited to become involved in the school and its programs and to share their expertise and other talents towards even greater enhancement of the program.

Why Choose Our School?

An ideal combination of Torah and Middos, and strong academic challenge makes Bais Yaakov Ohel Sarah Dabah the right choice for many families.

  • We not only challenge the mind – we nurture the soul. The Limudei Kodesh program is not purely an academic achievement, but is taught to make a lifelong commitment to our Mesorah.
  • Faculty and staff are nurturing, talented, and creative.Professional development is encouraged. Our teachers are experienced in their fields, and care that each and every one of their students succeed to best of their ability.
  • We are committed to providing the best education we can to each of our students. Class size is small, with a very low teacher/student ratio. Support services staff and classroom teachers work with children of diverse learning styles and strengths by fostering an environment that meets a wide range of needs. The social development and growing self-esteem of each child is as important as academic growth; teamwork and cooperation are valued and modelled at each grade level.
  • The visual and performing arts are a vital component of our educational program. Music, art, dance, and drama are integrated into class activities and showcased at milestone events.
  • Our community is inclusive. Our school is Orthodox and we respect and welcome families of all Orthodox traditions.
  • Your child will be surrounded by a caring communitythat demonstrates concern for its members as well as people throughout the world. From classroom tzedakah projects to our local volunteer outreach programs, your child and your family will have many opportunities to model strong values of helping others.
  • There is so much more! Come for a visit. Talk to our families. Our children are engaged in learning, our teachers delight in teaching, and our families take pride in the growth and achievements of their children. Choose our school for your child and join our learning


About Our School

Our school was established to provide well-rounded Judaic and general academic education to our students. Its educational policies are inclusive and individualized and they encourage students to utilize their individual potential and strive for excellence. B. Y. Sarah Dabah strives to create a warm environment, enhancing the family-like quality of the school. Our students are educated in a stimulating and warm environment, nurtured with the SPICES of life: Social, Physical, Intellectual, Creative, Emotional and Spiritual development.

Faculty members are chosen for their ability as well as desire to teach and serve as role models in both their behavior and dedication to their vocation.

Parents are invited to become involved in the school and its programs and to share their expertise and other talents towards even greater enhancement of the program.


Mission Statement

The mission of B. Y. Sarah Dabah is to ensure a well-balanced education within a warm nurturing environment. Our focus is to inspire a love for learning, develop academic and social skills, and foster responsibility in each individual child. We develop in our students a commitment to using Torah values as a guide to the decisions of life, community, and life-long learning and teaching.


Educational Philosophy

B. Y. Sarah Dabah stresses holistic growth in academic, spiritual, moral and social/emotional domains. Academics are pursued in small classes averaging 10 children, which allows recognition that our students possess a variety of learning styles and abilities. Students are taught to apply academic lessons from their practical settings to their daily lives. Respect for each individuals unique identity and talent forms the core of enhancing our students sense of self. Ethics and moral values are explicitly taught, modeled, and practiced throughout the daily life of school. Faculty strives to inspire and motivate each child to enjoy learning and accept challenges while stimulating critical thought processes. They also promote the students sense of responsibility for self and others by active community involvement. By empowering the head, heart and soul, an education provides our students with knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be successful and to become members of contemporary society.


Our Staff

At B. Y. Sarah Dabah our teachers are an unusually dedicated group of professionals whose level of commitment to each child does not stop at the classroom door, and whose commitment to education is truly an avocation. As a result, they bring to their jobs a unique and special blend of professional skills and personal experience.

Accreditation

Accreditation facilitates continuous educational improvement and validates the achievement of quality education in both Judaic and General studies.

The National Accreditation Board of Merkos - Central Organization for Jewish Education, based in NY. Accreditation by Merkos-COJE NAB is proof that our school’s Limudei Kodesh and general academic studies programs meet the highest standards of both the educational and Chinuch worlds.

B. Y. Sarah Dabah is also a member of the New York City Department of Education’s Non-Public School system. This allows the school eligibility for government funding, which is expected to grow exponentially in the years ahead.

These affiliations mean that support, trust, and involvement have been awarded a school based on its merit. It frequently translates into corporate and educational foundation support.

Our Building

B. Y. Sarah Dabah is located at 2221 Avenue R, in the heart of Flatbush. Consisting of large, bright classrooms, the property also includes an outdoor paved playground. Each classroom is designed to support a center-based program, with space-defined areas for a computer center, library center, science center and more.

Goals and Objectives

Goal: To provide students with the opportunity to participate in a high-quality Torah and secular education.

Goal: To enhance the student’s sense of self as a valuable, contributing person to the community.

Goal: To instill moral behaviors and ethical standards as befits a Bas Yisroel.

Goal: To motivate students to apply knowledge to real life situations.

Community

The Torah describes in intricate detail the ethical and moral values needed to nurture our children to maximize their human potential in Emunah, B’itachon and Ahavat Yisroel. In assisting each girl on her journey in discovering her unique purpose in G‑d’s world, B. Y. Sarah Dabah creates opportunities for students to be involved in Tikun Olam. Distributing food to the homeless, visiting sick children and developing relationships with elders in senior residences are the most frequent activities. Within the classroom setting, social studies includes discussions about homelessness and hunger and science projects are often centered on environmental issues.



Frequently Asked Questions

1) Why should I enroll my daughter in B. Y. Sarah Dabah?

Our curriculum includes music, drama, and Brain Gym, along with literacy, math and science. But one can find these programs at other yeshivas today. What makes B. Y. Sarah Dabah? The parents who send their children to our school say it is the warm and heimish feeling that every one has a place: we do not encourage any specific “crowd;” our only requirement is that parents be dedicated to our vision: that every child is encouraged to develop her individual abilities, with the guidance of committed and caring educators. Your daughter will thrive in a school that gives individual attention, a teacher who is not overwhelmed by an overcrowded classroom, and an administration that values parental involvement and cooperation. B. Y. Sarah Dabah is committed to developing young girls into becoming Jewish leaders of the future.

2) Excellent secular studies are all very nice, but the forces of the “outside” are strong, and I want to protect my daughter’s Yiddishkeit. Why is there so much emphasis on secular studies?

Young wives and mothers are increasingly depended upon to be significant contributors to household expenses. B. Y. Sarah Dabah wants to prepare its students to meet the challenge. Our world changes rapidly, and so do employment opportunities. B. Y. Sarah Dabah is being proactive and is teaching a curriculum that teaches A.C.T.S.: Articulation, Creativity, Technology and Skills.

3) What is the language of instruction?

B. Y. Sarah Dabah students are taught Ivrit b’Ivrit. In this way, our children will eventually speak only Hebrew in their Judaic classes so that the knowledge of the language's structure and grammar becomes ingrained in their minds.

4) How will you maintain smaller than average classes?

B. Y. Sarah Dabah is not a business. It is a cooperative endeavor between parents, teachers, students and administration. A warm, nurturing environment, so essential to a well-adjusted adult, cannot be achieved with a teacher student ratio of 1:26. A small class allows the instruction to be tailored to the students individual needs. The school takes advantage of all public money offered to non-public schools, and requires that parents contribute in non-monetary ways, when needed. It is a revolutionary concept in Jewish education, but we believe that there is a tremendous need for a school that provides a small warm setting.

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