Shalom and welcome to the Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus!
For some of you this may be the first time in your life where you are a part of a Jewish community where Israel, Judaism and Jewish culture are front and center. Others have grown up in Jewish communities, but are unfamiliar with the varieties of Jewish experience. Wherever you fall in the religious or spiritual spectrum, AEC may be your first experience being part of a warm community where there is so much diversity with respect to Jewish practice.
Our school is a true community school, a place that admits families and embraces them. Our dedicated staff helps each young individual awaken his or her mind as we work to instill lifelong intellectual confidence and moral values. Our community members are expected to respect the dignity of every human being.
The Dr. Miriam & Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus emphasizes a strong core curriculum that prepares students for college and a life of learning. Small classes and a professional staff ensure that all our students will be challenged, inspired, encouraged, and supported as they grow into young adults.
Jewish values that transcend religions and cultures are rooted in everything we do: holding Shabbatonim (Shabbat retreats), hosting teens from Israel and around the world, committing to Tikun Olam (community service) during the school year, and representing our community through athletics and other national educational competitions.
In Preschool, students learn through the Chalav u’Devash Program, supplemented with the creative talents of Yvonne Greenfield, our Preschool Judaics and Hebrew Chair. Integrating art, playtime, projects, songs, dance and language arts, our Preschool Program inspires our youngest students to be loving friends and excited learners.
In Lower School, students learn through the Tal-Am Program, overseen by Tami Sal, our Lower School Judaics and Hebrew Chair. The Tal-Am curriculum is unique in its integration of Hebrew Language Arts with Judaic studies – including introductions to literature and Jewish history. Geared toward elementary grade students, the curriculum includes music, games and visual aids to reinforce vocabulary, thinking skills, and Jewish concepts and values.
In Middle School Judaic Studies, students are challenged on a wide range of issues through the study of our foundational texts, Biblical, rabbinical and modern writings and philosophers. Our students discuss, analyze, confront, and most importantly use their critical thinking, interpret the texts and give them relevance to their world. Every grade level has specific themes that both enhance the whole child while expanding the core skills of language arts, world affairs, geography and social studies.
In High School, Judaic Studies becomes a sophisticated glimpse into thousands of years of history of the Jewish People (Grade 9). In Grade 12, students delve into a complex and essential analysis of the Modern State of Israel, followed by a three week Study in Israel Program, immediately after graduation. In Upper School Judaic electives, students can challenge themselves on a wide range of issues through the study of foundational texts, Biblical, rabbinical and modern literature, and writings of the great philosophers. Our students discuss, analyze, confront, and most importantly use their critical thinking to interpret texts and give them relevance in today's world.