In the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn there is a Jewish school quite unlike any other. The Yeshivah of Flatbush offers programs for boys and girls from early childhood through high school. The middle school division is an excellent time for students because children are leaving behind the playful years of young childhood and becoming young men and women.
Students work hard to become Bnei and Bnot Mitzvah during the middle school years. Exposure to a wide variety of subjects lead them to maturity as they learn about their place in the world.
Middle school students study the Torah extensively and learn Chumash, Navi, Lashon, Mishna and Gemara. Students learn about the broad themes of Jewish literature as they develop their reading, language, and critical thinking skills. Students also focus much of their energy on the common core subjects.
A lot of emphasis is placed on writing, critical thinking, and research. Teachers also branch out into interdisciplinary approaches to the material.
The middle division at Yeshivah of Flatbush consists of sixth through eighth grades. The curriculum at this NYC private school is challenging and rigorous as it prepares students for high school. General Studies consists of language study, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Sixth grade Torah Studies includes Gemara, Navi, Lashon, and Chumash.
Seventh graders also have a General Studies track and a Torah track, which consists of the four areas noted above.
In eighth grade, students prepare for entering high school as they work their way through the General Studies curriculum and Torah Studies with the same four pillars as in the earlier grades.