CGA Mission, Vision & Values
Mission: To empower learners and inspire leaders to make this a better world.
Vision: We will build one of the largest, most professional schools for girls in Crown Heights. We aspire that our girls will have refined Middos, be on fire for Yiddishkeit and succeed academically to have an important impact in the world.
Values: Humility, Empathy, Courage.
Rabban Gamliel said whoever does not discuss 3 things on Pesach has not fulfilled the obligation of the Seder. The 3 things are Matzah, Marror and Korban Pesach. Matzah is the bread of humility. Marror represents empathy. Korban Pesach represents courage.
At CGA we educate girls in grades 5-8.
For academics, we follow the NY State curriculum, called “Next Generation”. We believe in filling their gaps in knowledge so they can build on a solid foundation. We also encourage thinking skills through a range of Thinking Routines. We adhere to the Constructionist philosophy of education, which supports collaborative, hands-on, project-based learning. The teacher is a guide in the process of student exploration of topics and skills.
We strongly believe in opportunities for girls to engage in activities to explore their non-academic talents as well. So we have yoga, aerobics, drama, various arts, music, public speaking, mivtzoim and many extra-curricular contests and activities to allow the girls to shine.
The class sizes remain small in order to allow for differentiated instruction to assist each student in attaining mastery.
Our discipline system is based on the Principles of Education and Guidance, a work by the Frierdiker Rebbe, N”E. In practice, these principles direct us to coach each student according to her own strengths and weaknesses, giving her the guidance to blossom into her best.
At CGA we want each of our students to have good character and pleasant ways. We coach the girls in their development of good friendship skills, focusing on conflict resolution skills. In order to master these life skills, they also learn self-assessment procedures so they can be realistic and accurate about needed self-improvement.
Developing good middos, becoming G-d – Fearing Jews
When girls are able to recognize their talents and responsibilities, it enables them to have a healthy, loving relationship with those around them and with HaShem.