Diverse Learners


Greater Boston’s Jewish day schools are well positioned to provide differentiated instruction for optimal academic and personal growth. Small class sizes allow teachers to tailor their teaching methods to each student’s personal needs. Our community’s schools continually invest resources in providing support services and training teachers to understand and teach to diverse learning styles.

Students with special needs

CJP believes that it is the collective responsibility of the Greater Boston Jewish community to ensure that an excellent Jewish day school education is accessible to a broad range of students across the learning continuum and affordable for their families.  Expanding the number of families in day schools by welcoming and integrating diverse learners with special needs furthers CJP’s mission to inspire each generation to embrace Jewish life and learning.

Finding support

If you think your entering student may benefit from special education support, we suggest contacting Gateways:  Access to Jewish Education.  As a regionally-based Jewish special education agency, Gateways provides services and programs at many of Greater Boston’s Jewish day schools.  Gateways can help you better understand your child’s learning needs and give insight into how our day schools might best accommodate your child.

Standard deduction from your AGI for special education costs

CJP acknowledges the extra financial burden associated with special education support.  On the application, there will be an opportunity to apply a standard deduction from your AGI to account for special education costs if they are to exceed $3,000 during your child’s school year.  Applications will require a letter of verification from Gateways for this deduction. Please contact Gateways directly if you have any questions.