Location:All classes will be held at The Chai Center, 105 ST Paul Street, Brookline
Registration:If you have not done so, please complete the registration form and return to our office.
Tuition is per school year. The tuition fee will be billed and should be paid on time. Prompt attention to tuition fees is necessary since we are a non-profit organization and we depend on this money for operation.
Scholarships:Limited scholarships are available for families who need the assistance. Please call our office for scholarship assistance.
Communication:We strongly encourage close communication between the school staff and parents. We are deeply concerned about the progress of each individual student, and are more than willing to spend time discussing your child’s progress with you. Please do not hesitate to call us at 617-278-2424 should any issue or question arise.
Parent Teacher Conferences:You will be invited to Parent Teacher conferences, which will enable parents to personally discuss the progress of your children with the teachers.
Newsletters:Newsletters will be given out once each month. They will tell about progress, special events in the classes as well as any pertinent information. Your comments are always welcome, as we are always looking for new ideas and ways to improve our educational program.
Encouragement:The greatest gift that you as a parent can give your child, is constant encouragement. Too much is never enough!
Attendance:Our school was developed for families who take their Judaism seriously. The first step in the right direction is for parents and children to realize that attendance is the key to a successful school year. Children who take off days not only miss important schoolwork, but it also gives the child the feeling that Hebrew School is not that important. Please schedule all appointments, enrichment programs and extra curricular activities on non-school days.
Punctuality:Children are not to be dropped off more than 10 minutes before school. Be sure your child arrives to school on time. Children who arrive late miss the daily prayers. Please see to it that your child is picked up promptly at the dismissal time.
Dress Code:It would be appreciated if all boys wore a kippah to school. One will be provided at no charge. Baseball caps are allowed.
Book Policy:All textbooks are provided to your child by our school “on loan.” This means that the books are made available to use in class and take home when necessary throughout the school year, but must be returned at years end. If your child should lose any of his books, you will be charged our cost per book to have it replaced. Workbooks are the property of every student.
Tzedakah:Tzedakah (Charity) is a concept, which is basic to Judaism. Our school attempts to develop a commitment among our students to share with others less fortunate than themselves by donating a few pennies a day to charity. Parents are asked to provide a few pennies for the children every day.
Mitzvah Note:Parents are asked to send a mitzvah note along with the children in the youngest class. This is a note that shares a good deed that the child has done. Children really look forward to hearing what their parents have to say.
Snack:Hebrew School of the Arts has a ten minute recess in which time our students have a chance to take a break and enjoy a snack. We provide drinks and a healthy snack.
Parking/Traffic Situation:There is street parking available. Please do not drop your children off at the curb, rather make sure they have arrived indoors safely.