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.
"Coming to TanenbaumCHAT, I was totally new to the Jewish schooling system, and as a result, I did not have an indepth knowledge of Judaic holidays and the Hebrew language. However, after my first day of New Stream, that all changed. My class and I realized that we were all in the same boat, and this bonded us together like a family. I am so grateful for my New Stream community and the Jewish values that I now hold dear to me.”
Jayden Rouhi ’19
“TanenbaumCHAT’s New Stream program has shaped me into who I am today. Over the course of the past few years, I have learned what it means to be a Zionist, how to be an active member of the Jewish community, and how to incorporate Judaism into my life. The New Stream program has provided me with endless opportunities that I will always value and remember.”
Ryan Render ’18
“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