TanenbaumCHAT’s well established New Stream program is designed to welcome students from public schools and secular independent schools or students who have been out of the Jewish day school system since the end of Grade 5. This program is recognized in our community as the opportunity that gives every Jewish child the chance to experience a TanenbaumCHAT education.
Beginning in Grade 9, New Stream students journey through their Jewish Studies classes together and become a very cohesive group. Jewish Studies courses are taught in English with the exception of Ivrit (Hebrew Language). During General Studies classes, New Stream students are fully integrated with other students in their grade and have the same school day structure and extracurricular opportunities as all the other students. New Stream only applies to Jewish Studies courses and just like all other TanenbaumCHAT students, they carry four Jewish Studies subjects each year. New Stream gives students an opportunity to embrace their Jewish culture and traditions in a comfortable and engaging environment. New Stream is an academic level program.
New Stream students write placement tests in English, Math, and French. No preparation is required, as they are based on acquired knowledge. Please note that they are not required to write a placement test in Ivrit (Hebrew language) as part of the admissions process for New Stream.
*Entry to New Stream is in Grade 9 and applications for grades 10 and 11 are considered on a case-by-case basis.
“I entered into the New Stream program as a matter of practicality, because I wanted to attend TanenbaumCHAT and was coming from a non-Jewish school. I am leaving, however, with a profound sense of Jewish pride, enriched by 4 years of great teachers and friendships, as well as knowledge in Hebrew, history, and religion. For me and my classmates, New Stream has truly added one more tier of community to our TanenbaumCHAT experience.”
Sarah Farb ‘17
“Being in New Stream gave me the opportunity to learn about my history and my present and, as such, made me feel more connected to my community in a way that I never felt possible.”
Corey Stein ‘16
“Sending our three children to TanenbaumCHAT New Stream program has been the single best decision we have made. All of our children have different learning strengths and needs and this was all taken into consideration by the school. The teachers and staff are what made the transition almost seamless for all of our children.”
Melissa Snider-Adler, New Stream Parent