Academics/Hebrew Language/Immersion


Hebrew Language & Immersion

Beginning in kindergarten, Friedel students learn Hebrew in an immersion setting, which means our students hear Hebrew for 90 minutes a day as they develop an appreciation for and mastery of the Hebrew language as the voice of the Jewish people. Our students read, write and speak Hebrew when they graduate sixth grade.  Research shows that learning a second language at a young age benefits children in many ways that make them stronger students in all subjects:


  • Increased critical thinking skills and creativity
  • Enhanced phonological awareness, which help develop literacy in one’s native language
  • Improved mathematical ability, particularly problem-solving
  • Improved ability to learn an additional language