Founded in 1972, South Peninsula Hebrew Day School is a modern Orthodox institution that embraces the sophistication and multi-culturalism of the Bay Area while adhering to traditional Jewish observance.
Although our students share a common heritage, they represent a wide range of cultural, national and religious backgrounds, and we treasure their diversity.
SPHDS is committed to excellence in both General and Judaic studies to provide students with the foundation for a lifetime of learning.
We recognize that each student is unique and are committed to working with them as individuals to foster self-esteem and to deepen their sense of personal and communal responsibility.
Our General studies program is well-rounded and rigorous. Its goal is to prepare students for entry into the high school programs of their choice by imparting a high level of such skills as writing, research, study skills, scientific experimentation and critical thinking. The curriculum includes English language and literature, Social Studies, Mathematics and Science. These are complemented with instruction in Music, Art and Physical Education.
Our Judaic studies program includes both Hebrew language and Jewish text. Hebrew language study begins in the earliest grades. Its goal is to provide children a high degree of bilingualism and to enrich their understanding of Jewish history, culture and religion.