Congratulations to Carmel Academy 5th grader, Liora, whose essay "Everyone An Immigrant" took the third place prize in Connecticut's Celebrate America Creative Writing Contest! The contest challenged fifth graders throughout the state to reflect on and write about the theme “Why I Am Glad America Is a Nation of Immigrants.” Liora's essay, which she wrote from the perspective of the Statue of Liberty, was selected by U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy!
We are so proud of Liora and all our fifth graders, who each submitted an essay and delved into their integrated immigration unit with tremendous interest, curiosity and creativity! The Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association in Connecticut, along with alumni parent and immigration lawyer, Beth Boyer, will be visiting Carmel this spring to recognize our students' contest participation and hard work.
Give your child the gift of time. Carmel Academy's Transitional Kindergarten Shorashim Program is designed to bridge the year between preschool and kindergarten, providing students with a strong foundation for success in elementary school and beyond. For more information please contact email@example.com
Rescheduled for 5/2/18: Come play on our Reggio Emilia-inspired playground. Children up to five years old will explore, create with natural materials, engage in mindfulness and yoga, and enjoy healthy snacks! Guided by our incredible early childhood team.
Which of these countries does not border the Indian Ocean: Tanzania, Indonesia or Uzbekistan? What state straddles the Tropic of Cancer - Hawaii or Alaska? These are the types of challenging questions Carmel Academy students answered as part of the 2018 National Geography Bee,an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society that is designed to inspire students curiosity about the world. For the second year in a row, Carmel Academy eighth grader Ben won the school championship, answering 103 of the bee's 105 questions correctly. His near perfect score earned him a spot at the State Geography Bee, which is being held at Central Connecticut State University. Ben will compete for the state title and the chance to head to Washington D.C., in May where the winner from each state will vie for a $50,000 scholarship to college and the glory of being the National Geographic Bee Champion.
Carmel Academy's seventh grade welcomed five local rabbis to sit on a mock beit din (rabbinic court) as our students debated keva (fixed/routine prayer) vs. kavanah (intentional prayer). Our students invited star witnesses such as Moshe, Avraham, and rabbis from the Talmud to advocate their positions on each side of the debate. They made compelling opening and closing arguments, and the witnesses substantiated each argument very effectively! To prepare for the debates the students studied text sources, which helped form their opinions and arguments. Ultimately while the visiting rabbis explained that the two types of prayer are mutually dependent and equally important, they came down on the side of kavanah.
Carmel Academy is a private school for children of all Jewish affiliations, serving children from transitional kindergarten through 8th grade.
Carmel Academy is a recipient of UJA Greenwich, the United Jewish Federation of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien, Federation for Jewish Philanthropy of Upper Fairfield County and The UJA Federation on New York.