Welcome to the Hebrew Academy Jewish Day School of Orange County. From the first moment you step foot on our sprawling 11 acre campus you will feel the joy of belonging to a warm and inviting community of students who come from diverse Jewish backgrounds. For over fifty years the Academy has been providing our award-winning preschool through high school educational program to thousands of students who, today, are respected professionals in almost every field of pursuit while living as proud Jews and taking leadership positions in their communities. Our alumni have graduated from the best universities throughout the country while developing lifelong friendships at the school and remaining part of the Academy family. It should come as no surprise that thirty percent of our present student body are children of our alumni. Students at the Academy are provided a rigorous academic program in both core and Judaic studies while developing an enduring love for learning. Our happy scholars are imbued with foundational values that are the hallmark of our program and receive a full academic curriculum which includes a focus on social emotional skills. Our 21st century curriculum includes project based learning, art, music, STEAM and cutting edge technology based skills. The Judaic program with Torah lessons, Hebrew language and Israel studies round off their total learning and character development experience. All our teachers are devoted to their students and experts in their field with most having post graduate degrees. They are caring, knowledgeable professionals who are deeply committed to the growth of each student. More importantly they are model mentsches imbued with a love for each child. Our faculty’s greatest wish is to to make a difference in our students’ lives and a positive impact in our community
Our ideal candidates put student learning and wellness first. We know that learning needs and styles differ and we empower and support teachers to use a variety of strategies to reach all students. Our faculty works very collaboratively to support each other and students and our Administration works collaboratively to support teachers! Candidates who are successful here enjoy a tight-knit learning environment where all stakeholders are focused on student learning. Candidates should be well-versed in all currently ed tech platforms and be willing to learn new ones. Teachers who are familiar with or appreciate Project Based Learning will be enjoy working in a place where teachers truly collaborate across disciplines for a whole child, whole-brain teaching experience. While ours is not a traditional school environment, we have high standards for teacher training and qualifications. Our teachers are committed, creative, thoughtful educators who are, themselves, life-long learners. We hire and welcome teachers of all faiths and backgrounds; it is not necessary for teachers to be Jewish (most of ours are not), but it is important to recognize and respect that we are a Jewish school, teaching values through a Jewish lens. We are conveniently located at the intersection of the 405 and 22 fwys in Hungtington Beach. Due to the traffic patterns, we hire individuals that: a) Have personal and reliable transportation; and b) live within 18 miles of the school.
In addition to a contribution towards medical benefits for full-time teachers, we offer MANY perks not available in other schools. Our culture is kind, friendly, and helpful to all! Our diverse faculty consistently report that the best thing about working here is their colleagues. We know that teachers are our most precious resource! We value and support them in meaningful ways. Our class sizes are small. Our teachers have freedom to teach without being overwhelmed by administrative requirements, standardized testing, and duties. We have a full-time, dedicated Student Services professional that supports students and teachers as needed. We have teacher aides in all of our elementary school classrooms. Safety and wellness are our top priorities for both faculty and students! We have a full-time security guard, offer easy-access counseling, and maintain cutting-edge curriculum and equipment to make teaching exciting and next level! We provide authentic and meaningful professional development. New teachers are strongly supported with dedicated time for administrative support and opportunities to clear credentials through induction programs in addition to a daily prep period. Our teachers actively engage with Administration via an open-door/open-mind policy to develop curriculum, school policies and practices that support everyone's experience at school. In addition to the traditional school holidays, our teachers get up to 10 additional days off for the Jewish holidays.