A Jewish Day School in Toronto
A Jewish Education for Life
Welcome to The Toronto Heschel School where a substantive Jewish education is more than memorizing.
Our proven success is based on:
A time tested & integrated curriculum
Teaching students to think critically and creatively
Instilling a love of learning in every child
Engagement in environmentalism and outreach
An inclusive approach to Judaism
The Toronto Heschel School Experience
Our Graduates, Former Students &
Accomplish Great Things
14 out of 16 Heschel graduates that attended Grade 11 at CHAT last school year achieved Honour Roll status. 7 of those students had above 90% averages!
Currently, five Heschel graduates are attending the highly competitive and prestigious Math and Computer Studies Program (MaCS) at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate, which offers an enriched curriculum in English, Geography, Math, Science and Computer Studies.
Our Grade 6 students participated in the Brock Caribou Math Contest and did exceptionally well. Of particular note, Jake Wyman placed 7th in Canada, 4th in Ontario and 1st in the private school division. 5 students finished in the top 10% and half the grade was in the top 25%.
Jonah Himelfarb (class of 2007) was the Grade 12 valedictorian at CHAT. In a speech to our Grade 8 class he said, "Heschel makes beautiful people with brilliant moral compasses."
Paige Mawson (class of 2010) won the Academic Excellence Award for the highest marks in Grade 9 and Grade 10 at Greenwood College.
Of a 1700 student population at Northern Secondary School, 2 Heschel alumni have received “Outstanding Scholastic Achievement Awards” and one received the “Subject Achievement Certificate”.
My child was awarded a Grade 9 Academic Achievement Award in Math at CHAT. I know some Heschel parents are always interested in how Heschel prepares students for High School. Chalk one up for Heschel!
The Heschel Choir at Jewish Music Week
Last Thursday the Heschel Choir had the opportunity to participate in The American Jewish Songbook at the Toronto Centre for the Arts as part of Jewish Music Week. Here's what the organizer of the event, Cantor Simon Spiro of Beth Tzdec had to say about the Toronto Heschel School Choir:
Dear Toronto Heschel School,
Now that the dust has settled (a little), I wanted to write to you and thank you so much, for making The Great American Jewish Songbook
the amazing show it was. Your children were brilliant, nothing less. Betty did her homework and routined the children with great detail. Our sold out house was absolutely enthralled from the moment the children came walking down the aisles for Food, Glorious Food, to the closing notes of Bridge Over Troubled Water. Your performance was definitely one of the highlights of Jewish Music Week, 2013!
I loved meeting the children, the teachers and visiting your amazing school.
With much love and appreciation.
Cantor Simon Spiro
Senior Cantor, Beth Tzedec Congregation