Torah Academy School, Johannesburg

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The Torah Academy
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Type Independent, Single-sex educational, Day School
Religious affiliation(s) Jewish (Chabad Lubavitch)
Dean Rabbi D. Hazdan
Enrollment K-12

The Torah Academy is a Chabad Jewish day school in Johannesburg, South Africa. It comprises a Boys' High School, a Girls' High School (on a separate campus), a Primary School and a Nursery School. The Mission of the school is to "provide and promote the highest quality Jewish and general education to a diverse community of Jewish children... [and] to cultivate students to reach personal excellence, and to be responsible members of society." [1] Although the school is Chassidic Orthodox, families of all levels of observance are welcomed.

The school provides a Kodesh (Jewish Studies) curriculum "combined with a strong secular studies program within a single framework." [2] Kodesh studies [3] comprise Torah (Chumash, Navi, Mishna and Talmud), Halacha (Jewish law), Hebrew language, and Jewish History; at the Boy's High School, studies are within a Mesivta environment. The secular program [4] follows the national and provincial standards, [5] and students are fully prepared for writing "Matric";[6] pass rate are generally very high, [7] and students often achieve competitively in these exams. [8][9]

The main campus,[10] purchased in 1980, comprises a stone building with stained glass windows on approximately 11 acres (45,000 m2) of lawns and gardens, playing fields-including netball, basketball and soccer fields, recreational facilities, classrooms, a computer/media centre, science laboratory, a pre-school department and an administrative block, (Lubavitch House), which contains the offices of the dean and administrator. There is a dining room, boardrooms, printing room, kitchen, and the Torah Academy Shul [11] on premises.

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