238 St. Marks Place
Luria Academy is a nurturing, child-centered, value-oriented environment dedicated to academic excellence and Jewish heritage. At Luria, we incorporate innovative teaching methodologies, montessori tools, and progressive educational materials. Our educational philosophy is rooted in a profound respect for each child as a special individual with a unique form of intelligence and talent. Above all, Luria Academy encourages creativity, fosters Jewish pride and instills a deep sense of commitment and compassion for all mankind.
After hearing about the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the students at Luria Academy decided to help raise money by selling muffins in downtown Brooklyn. The blueberry muffins and butterscotch bran muffins, that they had baked themselves, completely sold out! The students are donating all the proceeds of the sale to a charity for the victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Purim Party at Luria Academy
As seen in Brooklyn Parent's February 2010 issue:
Luria Academy of Brooklyn, a Jewish Montessori school for elementary school age children, is moving this month from its location on Dean Street to 238 St. Marks Place.
The academy outgrew its old space, says Jake Septimus, cofounder of the school and a member of the academy’s board of directors. The new location will offer 4,000 square feet of space, including more classrooms, indoor and outdoor play spaces, and a vegetable garden.
Luria Academy integrates Jewish, secular, and general studies into a Montessori curriculum that allows children of different ages to interact in one classroom. Since it opened three years ago, the school has offered three grade levels—3 to 5-year-olds, 5 to 7-year-olds, and 7 to 9-year-olds—and a new curriculum for ages 10 and up is being developed for the fall, Septimus says.
The advantage of having students advance in three-year increments, says Septimus, is that children can work at their own pace. “We don’t really do tests like other schools, in the sense that you sit down, take out a pencil, and do a quiz,” he adds. “The teachers are constantly testing the kids on a one-on-one basis, and they’ve been outperforming their peers at other schools.”
For more information, call 718-398-3290 or visit www.luria-academy.org