Fast Facts

Fast Facts

 

Everything you'd like to know about Mazel - in less than 2 minutes!

  • A coeducational, private day school for students in PreNursery through grade 8.
  • Over 240 students are enrolled for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Devoted to individual education with an average teacher student ratio of 1 to 8 (depending on age of students).
  • Founded in 2002 by Russian-Jewish parents who were looking to create create an alternative private school option in Brooklyn for their children that catered to their educational goals for their children: an educational experience that promoted intellectual curiosity, offered academic rigor, small class sizes, cultured enrichment classes, and Jewish education that supported children from religious to non-observant homes.
  • Program builds proficiency in 3 languages: English, Hebrew, Russian. Lower School grades participate in Hebrew and Russian immersion programs.
  • Supports all students - so that each child achieves high performance.
  • Specializing in working with students who are gifted/talented.
  • In-school enrichment classes include: visual arts, music, physical education.
  • Strong academic results on standardized assessments year over year in math, reading and science.
  • On Stanford 10 Achievement Test (nationally-normed assessments used in private schools) administered each Spring - 98% of students in Grades 4-8 scored in the Average or Above Average percentile range in Mathematics proficiency in Spring 2016, with 63% of students scoring in the Above Average range.  93% of students in Grades 4-8 scored in the Average or Above Average percentile range in English Language Arts, with 43% of students scored in the Above Average range.  
  • On the NYS Science Exam of Spring 2016, 100% of 4th graders and 80% of 8th graders scored on or above grade level expectations (level 3 or 4).  73% of 4th graders and 50% of 8th graders scored at a Level 4 (exceeding expectations).
  • Teachers are professional, warm, enthusiastic about education and all actively involved in ongoing professional development to keep up with new and best teaching practices.
  • Parent Association regularly plans class and school activities.
  • From the neighborhood and beyond: 70 percent of students are from Brighton Beach/Manhattan Beach/Sheepshead Bay area, the remainder from other Brooklyn neighborhoods.
  • Walking distance from the B, Q subway lines and B24, B4 bus lines.
  • Our Early Childhood Center is located at 2901 Brighton 6th Street (corner of Neptune Avenue) and our Lower and Middle School Divisions are located at 60 West End Avenue, in the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center.

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