Peninsula

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 450 San Antonio Road Palo Alto, CA 94306
[email protected] www.hausnerschool.org
Head of school Rabbi Daniel Lehmann
Director of Enrollment Management Cecile Amram (650) 494-4404 [email protected]

An independent community day school for transitional kindergarten (TK) to eighth grade, providing an outstanding education for students in a state-of-the-art facility on a four-acre campus. Focus is on excellent academics in tandem with social and emotional development to engage students, nurture curiosity and instill a passion for lifelong learning.  A project-based learning approach helps students develop practical life skills through investigation, complex research and decision-making that leads to deeper understanding, greater retention and increased student engagement. 

The STEM curriculum is an interdisciplinary and applied teaching approach that incorporates hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math for real-world problem-solving. Technology is integrated in the core curriculum, with each student having access to a developmentally appropriate device from TK to eighth grade.

Jewish studies curriculum promotes joyful Jewish learning and fosters a positive Jewish identity. Hebrew program accommodates various levels of proficiency. Community service is woven into both general and Jewish studies programs. The school creates meaningful opportunities for each student to participate in the mitzvot (commandments) of avodah la’olam (work of the world), bikkur cholim (caring for the sick), ma”achil re’evim (feeding the hungry) and tikkun olam (repairing the world) — all students are actively involved in making the world a better place.

Music, art and physical education enrich the curriculum across all grades. Interscholastic sports include basketball, cross country, flag football, soccer, tennis and volleyball in grades 6-8.  Afterschool enrichment classes are offered, as is care before and after school.