The aim of United Herzlia Schools is to provide the best possible Judaic, secular and cultural education, to produce pupils who are actively engaged, confident, courageous and resilient global citizens. Based on core Jewish values, we aim to enhance their potential for participation in both Jewish and wider society.
Welcome from our Director of Education
Herzlia’s purpose is to provide an educational ‘home’ for Jewish children, irrespective of Jewish religious affiliation, their barriers to learning, or the financial status of their parents. We provide a warm and nurturing environment where individuals are empowered with Jewish and secular knowledge, skills and curiosity. By enabling them to flourish at school and beyond, we give them the tools and principles to become active citizens in their community.
We follow the wisdom of one our great sages King Solomon, who in Proverbs 22.6 says ‘Educate the child according to his way.’ Our pioneering Inclusion Programme was introduced in 1997 and integrates all participating pupils into mainstream schooling. Alternatively, some pupils with barriers to learning may opt for our Vocational Programme, for a career based education.
Our aim for our pupils to have a strong and positive sense of Jewish identity, rooted both cognitively and effectively in the knowledge of Judaism; from knowing our history and peoplehood, to a sense of belonging and responsibility to Klal Yisrael – the world Jewish community.
We provide a disciplined, but non-authoritarian environment. As our focus is on the children, we encourage caring and trustworthy relationships between teachers and pupils. Through this, it allows the pupils to be more confident for active participation, to question what they don’t understand and above all, freedom of thought.
The Herzlia system comprises several facilities to serve different age groups.
Herzlia Sarah Bloch Playschool and Daycare centre in Vredehoek for children from ages 18 months to three years.
Four pre-primary schools around the peninsula (up to Grade R):
- Herzlia Alon Ashel in Sea Point
- Herzlia Kerem in Constantia
- Herzlia Gan Aviv in Vredehoek
- Herzlia Dafna in Milnerton
Three primary schools (Grades 1 – 6):
- Herzlia Weizmann in Sea Point
- Herzlia Constantia in Constantia
- Herzlia Highlands in Highlands Estate
Thereafter, they come together at the Highlands Estate campus at:
- Herzlia Middle School (Grade 7 – 9).
- Herzlia High School (Grade 10 – 12).
I often tell my staff that every day they walk through the gates of our school, they make a difference in the lives of our children.
Director of Education