Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Discover a nurturing and enriching learning environment for your child at Desert Jewish Academy.


Our curriculum is rooted in the Arizona Common Core standards, ensuring that students develop essential skills in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

We embrace the Science of Reading, providing students with a strong foundation in phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension to become proficient readers and writers.

Through hands-on, project-based learning experiences, students engage in real-world challenges and investigations that promote critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

With a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), students explore interdisciplinary connections and develop skills for the future.

Culture and Classroom Community

We believe in fostering a growth mindset, where mistakes are seen as opportunities for learning and perseverance is celebrated.

In our classroom, we uphold core expectations of safety, respect, and responsibility, creating a positive and inclusive environment where every student feels valued and supported.

Social-emotional well-being is prioritized alongside academics, with activities and discussions that promote self-awareness, empathy, and positive relationships.

Through logical consequences, students learn the importance of accountability and making thoughtful choices that contribute to our classroom community.

We embrace diversity and celebrate the unique backgrounds and perspectives of all students, creating a rich tapestry of learning experiences.

Our cross-curricular approach integrates learning across subject areas, allowing students to make meaningful connections and deepen their understanding of the world around them.

Individualized Learning

Recognizing that every child learns differently, we tailor instruction to meet the needs of each student, providing differentiated support and enrichment opportunities.

Students are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and pursue their interests through exploratory projects and inquiry-based activities.

At the heart of our classroom is a commitment to fostering a love of learning and empowering students to become curious, compassionate, and confident individuals. Together, we embark on an exciting journey of discovery, growth, and exploration, laying the foundation for lifelong success. Welcome to our classroom community, where every child shines brightly!
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