Often, one of the most formative experiences of a child’s day school education is a class trip to Israel.  Many day schools offer a trip to Israel for students as a culmination of their studies and a powerful way to connect with their Jewish identity. 

Recently, students from Kehillah Schechter Academy in Norwood returned from their 8th grade trip to Israel and were asked to reflect on the time they spent there.  I encourage you to read their poignant and thoughtful essays here and share in the impact of this trip.

By the way, 8th graders aren’t the only ones who have something to say about their day school experience.  Check out 100 reasons why to love day school, eloquently penned by 3rd graders at the Rashi School in Dedham,

If you or someone you know is considering day school for 2012-13, it’s not too late to apply for CJP’s Discover Day School Program (www.DiscoverDaySchool.org).  Applications for the 2012-13 school year are still being accepted, pending the availability of Discover Day School Checks. Applications will be processed in the order in which they are received, so apply today!