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What is the Mitzvah Tree?

October 17, 2023

The Mitzvah Tree that is painted in the main hallway of the school is symbolic of many of the Judaic and educational goals of The Toronto...
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How does experiential education benefit my child?

December 1, 2022

Teaching in a way that brings whatever students are learning “very close” is the secret of The Toronto Heschel School curriculum. We bring teaching close by...
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Heschel FAQs: How do we teach and learn at The Toronto Heschel School?

October 6, 2022

The Toronto Heschel School offers a unique, award-winning curriculum which encompasses best practices for teaching and learning that form the basis of our whole child approach...
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Heschel FAQs: What is Teaching in the Disciplines?

April 28, 2022

Given the rapid rate of change in society today, it is hard to determine what our children will need to know to be successful in the...
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Heschel FAQs: What is Continuous Enrollment?

March 4, 2022

This week, we announced that The Toronto Heschel School is moving to a system of “Continuous Enrollment,” starting with the 2022-2023 school year.   What is...
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Heschel FAQs: What is a Generative Topic?

February 3, 2022

Topics of study at The Toronto Heschel School, whether within a single discipline or interdisciplinary, are organized around “big ideas” that guide our learning, which we...
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Heschel FAQs: What is a Kissuyyi Rosh?

December 8, 2021

Browsing our website, you see many images of younger children wearing what look to be green peakless baseball caps, decorated in whimsical colours. You also see...
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Heschel FAQs: What is Middat Hashavuah?

October 29, 2021

Middat Hashavuah is an ethical practice that helps each of us—students and teachers alike—treat one another (and ourselves) with respect. The word “middah” literally means a “measure,” and students learn that the middot are a guide as to how...
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Heschel FAQs: Who you gonna call?

September 24, 2021

Here we are at the start of a new school year, and Heschel parents, both new and veterans, have lots of questions to ask! At Heschel,...