Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids

by American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam
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Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids
Binational School for Jewish and Palestinian kids

Project Report | Jun 26, 2017
Growing, Changing, Adapting

By Admin | Admin

The unique nature of the Primary School as the first and only bilingual, binational school in the country presents a multifaceted challenge when it comes to state funding, categorization and definition.

To be affordable enough to attract a diverse socio-economic population of students from outside of the village, the Primary School has given up its status as a recognized independent school and has been accepted by the Ministry of Education as an official state school. It was a decision that the community and school did not take lightly.

The Primary School is neither ‘Palestinian’, nor ‘Jewish’, but those are the only two categories available for state schools. Satisfying the bureaucratic requirements to make the switch was a lengthy and time consuming process. Ultimately, however, the increased funding received relieves some of the financial burdens for parents and for donors who care deeply about the school’s mission. Enrollment is up 25% for this year and the NSWAS community is so happy to be welcoming so many new families.

To maintain the Primary School’s identity as a leader in Jewish-Palestinian education, the they are working to define its category beyond the official school designation and have several applications pending.

Being a pioneer is never easy but their success so far is undeniable. Teachers and administrators are currently working on a fully documented curriculum that defines the framework for a fully integrated school with a model for language education that outlines bilingual educational goals and how to build them into everyday lesson plans.

Eventually, the Primary School’s curriculum will be formalized in such a way that it can be adopted by other schools.

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A New Computer Lab and Library

By Admin | Administrator

Jan 1, 2017
Strong desire to continue their education

By American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam | Admin

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