Elementary Model TK-5

A rigorous and challenging educational model. Kavod’s combination of physical activity, connection to the arts and strong academics, encourages a fun learning process, resulting in successful student achievement and high assessment scores for the students of the Kavod family!

Rotating Schedule

As children all learn best at different times of the day, Kavod implements a rotating schedule that allows students to learn each subject at the time of the day when they learn best.

Growth Mind-Set

Kavod encourages students to recognize that learning is a process and that mistakes are a part of that process. Embedded into our program are strategies that help students overcome challenges and explore new ideas.


Kavod encourages students to be engaged in their learning process by implementing mindfulness, meditation and even yoga strategies and activities into their daily routine. Our students also have multiple brain breaks and recesses throughout the school day.

Workshop Model

Students are working on materials appropriate to their specific proficiency level. The teachers circulate throughout the room to work with students in small groups and individually. Over the past decade, the workshop model has been documented as one of the most effective instructional models.

Instructional Classes

Language Arts

Kavod’s language development model is based on the research proven Science of Reading methodology. Kavod uses the Wit and Wisdom language curriculum accompanied by the Fundations phonics curriculum.


All students participate in Hebrew at the elementary level. The Hebrew is present on a daily basis through the proficiency model. All core subjects are taught in English and Hebrew is presented for approximately 15-20% of the school day.


Math is provided through an integrated math curriculum. Differentiation team members aid student math progress by establishing small groups for stronger targeted instruction.

Science & Social Studies

Throughout the elementary program social studies & science units are taught through alternating units. There is a strong emphasis on community development in the social studies units, with Global Studies woven into the Social Studies units.

The science units have an integrated science approach. TK-5 implement Mystery Science and 5th grade supplements with Generation Genius.

Global Studies

The focus on our Global Studies curriculum is aligned with the language instruction and to the social studies curriculum, allowing students to understand how history, culture, and language are deeply intertwined in the particular communities studied as well as all communities around the world; this allows students to explore and come to appreciate the immigrant cultures of many nations. As the Global Studies curriculum is a fundamental aspect of our program, all students must participate fully in this curriculum, as well as all other aspects of Kavod. Our goal is to encourage tolerance and understanding of all cultures.

Values/Character Building

Students partake in weekly activities that help them to understand the importance of respect and good citizenship. As Kavod means RESPECT, the RESPECT curriculum is a fundamental aspect of our program, all students must participate fully in this curriculum, as well as all other aspects of Kavod. Our goal is to encourage respect for others and to appreciate differences. .


Physical Education Grades 1-5

Kavod focuses on Physical Education as well as academics. Every student has the ability to increase their self-confidence, and therefore improve their physical and cognitive performances through organized physical education focusing on individual, paired and small group activities emphasizing personal best and team building.

Physical Education at Kavod encompasses a multitude of activities allowing all children to become skilled and fit and occurs throughout the day with regular PE classes, structured morning and lunch recess, and other activities throughout the year. Our PE program does not focus on competition, but instead on building skill, flexibility, coordination, and confidence. Activities include running, gymnastics, skills in sports, music, and ongoing skilled activities.

Our emphasis on teaching our students to be physically active, increases their ability to remain focused in the classroom and absorb the rigorous instruction and phenomenal teaching.

Music – Grades TK-5

The following benefits of music in elementary school, provided by the National Association of Music Education, directly align to the Kavod program:

  1. Musical training helps develop language and reasoning.
  2. Students learn to improve their work.
  3. Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures. They also tend to have higher self esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
  4. Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity.
  5. Kids who study the arts can learn to think creatively. This kind of education can help them solve problems by thinking outside the box and realizing that there may be more than one right answer.
  6. Performing a musical piece teaches kids how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.

Additional Enrichments

Elementary students are also exposed throughout their day to Spanish, Art, and Coding depending on grades.