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Hochberg Preparatory One of Six Schools in U.S. Selected for iCenter “iNfuse; Israel Education in Day Schools” Pilot Program

North Miami Beach, FL – August 7, 2014 – Hochberg Preparatory School, a Jewish Preparatory School committed to challenging high-achieving students to reach their fullest potential academically, morally and spiritually within a nurturing environment, has been selected for the iCenter “iNfuse; Israel Education in Day Schools” Pilot Program. Just six schools in the country were chosen to participate in the program.

Hochberg Prep will collaborate with the iCenter to create a plan to make Israel education and experiences a more significant part of all aspects of school life, including general studies disciplines such as science or the arts, Jewish and Hebrew language studies, all-school Israel engagement and Israel travel. Representatives from the schools will gather with seasoned leaders in Israel education to kick-off the program in September.

“We are excited to be one of six schools participating in this innovative program,” said Dayna Wald, Principal of Judaic, Hochberg Preparatory School. “As South Florida’s only Jewish Prep School integrating a formal STEM academy, we are excited to partner with the iCenter to develop a unique curriculum that incorporates 21st-century tools within the context of a Jewish education.”

During the initial stages of the 18-month program, each school will examine four key areas to learn how Israel education is incorporated into the current learning environment. Areas include classroom education, the physical environment, all-school and outside of the classroom Israel engagement and the Israel trip. Informed by their examination of the four key areas, schools will implement this vision, seeking to both build on existing effective practices and to address areas that need deepening and enhancement.

For more information on Hochberg Preparatory School, including enrollment, call 305-933-6946 or visit www.hochbergprep.org.

About iCenter

The iCenter serves as the national hub and catalyst for advancing and supporting the field of pre-collegiate Israel education. They believe that education is the key to inspiring generations of Jewish youth with an enduring connection to Israel and the Jewish people.

About Hochberg Preparatory School

Hochberg Preparatory School is a Jewish Preparatory School committed to challenging high-achieving students to reach their fullest potential academically, morally and spiritually within a nurturing environment. Serving infants through eighth-grade students, Hochberg Prep includes the Early Childhood Academy, Lower School, and Middle School on its campus in North Miami Beach, Florida. Hochberg Prep provides a highly advanced education focused on exceptional academics, built on the cornerstone of a rich Hebrew and Judaic program, and enhanced by art, music, physical education, technology and sports. South Florida’s only Jewish Prep School integrating a formal STEM academy (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics), Hochberg Prep provides a progressive, forward-thinking education that develops tomorrow’s leaders. For more information, call 305-933-6946 or visit www.hochbergprep.org.

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