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For decades, through our New Stream program, we have been proud to open our doors and provide a Jewish community high school experience to students from a wide range of educational backgrounds – many of whom may be completely new to Jewish learning. The program serves young people from public schools and secular independent schools, along with those who have been out of the Jewish day school system since the end of Grade 5. It currently represents one in four new admissions.
New Stream offers students an opportunity to discover and engage in Jewish learning together, in a tailor-made Jewish Studies program, while fully integrating with the rest of their cohort for General Studies classes. New Stream students follow the four pillars of our Jewish Studies program. By the time they reach Grade 12, they are equipped to become mainstreamed into the full range of Jewish Studies electives.
Please note that entry into New Stream is in Grade 9 and applications for Grade 10 are considered on a case-by-case basis.
New Stream is a new type of learning that helps you understand your Jewish identity and build upon it. TanenbaumCHAT surprised me in its open environment – I did not expect high school to be as accepting of everyone.
Before attending TanenbaumCHAT, I knew no Hebrew, so this made me very nervous. But my teacher was able to teach Ivrit in a way that I was able to understand and I love being in a class with others who are at the same level as me. It allows the teacher to help everybody at the same pace, and the peers around you make it enjoyable and much easier to handle and learn!
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.