A smiling Kavod Charter School student engages with a teacher outside.

Our mission at Kavod Charter School (Kavod) is to provide an excellent academic program while teaching modern-day Hebrew and developing socially responsible, respectful, global citizens. We are a tuition-free public school for grades TK-8 in San Diego. Here are 10 more reasons to enroll at Kavod:

1. Academic Rigor

Kavod explorers are high achievers striving for academic excellence, and we feed that desire for knowledge with our rigorous curriculum. Modern Hebrew language is taught throughout the day in all subjects. The elementary students are taught through the workshop model and middle school students are taught 9 rigorous classes in the MYP IB Program.

2. International Baccalaureate (IB) Program

Kavod is one of four MYP International Baccalaureate schools in San Diego. This advanced program provides a comprehensive education to students, with the goal of developing curious, knowledgeable and empathetic individuals who strive to create a better world. The curriculum is designed to foster an understanding of cultures and respect for different beliefs and values.

3. Learning Hebrew Language Young

Kavod is a Seal of Biliteracy Pathway School. Several studies show that students’ brains develop more rapidly and fully when they learn new languages early in life. Academic benefits include advanced focus and memory. Our explorers are better able to solve problems and connect concepts as they continue their studies in English and Hebrew.

4. Global Awareness

Learners enjoy our curriculum involving subjects infused with history and cultural lessons from around the world – some middle schoolers are offered an opportunity to go to Israel as their capstone trip! As we teach our explorers about global communities and regions across the world, explorers learn how interconnected we are, the importance of appreciating other cultures, and how much more there is to explore.

5. Respect = Appreciation

Kavod means honor and respect in Hebrew. We ensure these values are woven throughout all aspects of the school, creating a culture of honor and respect towards education and the learning process. As educators, we feel a tremendous responsibility to lead by example and show our explorers the value in respecting themselves, each other, and all communities. 

6. Strong Community

Explorers learn to expand their view of community beyond our local San Diego to the entire world. Through age-appropriate community service-learning activities integrated across the curriculum, explorers learn the values of understanding and respect for others in multiple contexts and communities. We believe this helps our local communities while developing compassionate global citizens.

7. Highly Effective Model

Our effective education model includes a rotating schedule – explorers learn better at different times of the day. We encourage a growth mindset in which explorers treat mistakes as learning experiences. Our daily implementation of mindfulness, meditation and yoga practices help everyone at Kavod enjoy an affirming, rigorous, engaging education model.

8. Physical Education & Music

Physical activity helps our explorers focus and absorb our rigorous instruction. Instead of focusing on competition, our PE program is designed to build skill, flexibility, coordination, and confidence. Explorers practice running, gymnastics, and other skilled activities. Another great activity for our ambitious explorers is Music. Music proves to aid young language learners develop reasoning, empathy, and imagination, among other benefits.

9. The Kavod Team

Every member of the Kavod team commits to our philosophy that the explorers are the center of our education. Our educators are passionate and devoted to help each and every student meet his or her full academic potential. We also provide tremendous professional support to help our teachers continually improve their skills. 

10. Joy!

Joy plays an important role in our academically rigorous curriculum! When explorers love what they learn, and feel the enthusiasm from our educators, academic excellence follows. We infuse excitement and joy in our program with guest speakers, interactive learning activities, field trips, leadership camp, and so much more. Seeing the smiles on our explorers’ faces proves to us that our school philosophy is working.

Is your child a Kavod Explorer? We welcome ambitious explorers to learn modern Hebrew and become global citizens in our rigorous, free public school. Enroll with Kavod today!

About Kavod

Kavod is a nonreligious tuition-free public school that teaches the modern Hebrew language. Serving young explorers in TK-8th grade in San Diego, we embrace a rigorous bilingual curriculum. We place deep value in our high quality international education as we develop compassionate global citizens. Kavod means “Respect” in Hebrew- and our vision is for every explorer to respect themselves, each other, their community, and other cultures. Enroll with Kavod today!