Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School 450 San Antonio Road Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 494-8200 Fax: (650) 424-0714
Director of Admission Hillary Hazan-Glass (650) 494-4404
Head of School David Zimand

Hausner is an independent K-8 community day school 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. 

Technology is integrated in the core curriculum, with a Maker Space and science lab on campus. The STEM curriculum, hallmark of this education process, is an interdisciplinary and applied teaching approach that incorporates hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering and math for real-world problem-solving. Digital learning includes a 1:1 iPad Program for grades 6-8 and 1:2 iPad availability in grades K-5. Chromebooks, MacBooks, and other tech devices are available to all students and staff.

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. Hausner creates meaningful opportunities for each student to participate in the mitzvot (commandment) 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). In the lower grades, students participate in varied activities – such as making blankets for sick children, preparing sack lunches for the homeless, decorating cards for the elderly, or distributing food to the needy – so that all our 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.  After-school enrichment classes are offered, as is before- and after-school care.