FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the school open?

The school is now officially open! Our first day of school was Friday, August 24, 2018.

What grades are included?

We are opening to Grades 1 – 6 for the inaugural school year. Additional ages will be added as we grow in subsequent years.  If you are interested in hearing more about our kindergarten and boys high school plans, please click here.

Is this school open only to boys? What about the girls?

Menachem Mendel Academy is a Jewish Day School for boys only. The next phase of our long-term plan includes adding a girls’ school, as well as additional schools for children of all nations.  If you are interested in hearing more about our girls schools, kindergarten, and boys high school plans, please click here.

Is this a “special-ed” school?

No. While MMA considers ALL children to be special, and therefore all education should be special, this is not a “special education” school in the traditional sense of the world. MMA specializes in customized education for each and every student, including “gifted and talented students” as well as “normal and average” students. (It should be strongly noted that MMA does not consider ANY child to be normal or average, and we are only using this terminology for the purpose of traditional explanation.)

Where is the school located?

This school is located in Scottsdale, AZ near Cactus and Scottsdale Road.  To schedule a tour of our brand new facility, please contact admin@menachemmendelacademy.com.

Who are the teachers?

We are extremely proud of our Dream Team of Founding Teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will continue to actively seek experienced and enthusiastic creative Jewish teachers with a passionate desire to innovate and the initiative to help us pioneer our new school system as we expand into both older and younger boys, as well as the girls schools.  We are committed to reward our staff with excellent pay and a fantastic environment as part of our core values.  Please contact  admin@menachemmendelacademy.com to submit a resume or request more information.

What is the annual tuition?

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year is $16,500 per student, including most activities, plus all meals and snacks that will be freshly made from kosher, organic, plant-based ingredients.

Are scholarships available?

While our goal is most certainly to offer scholarships, we are still in the process of formalizing this program.  We are working to add this option ASAP.  If you are interested in donating scholarships for excellent education to Jewish children, click here.

Why are you including organic, plant-based food as part of your tuition?

Tuition will include all snacks and daily lunches that will be freshly made from kosher, organic, plant-based ingredients, because we understand the critical short and long-term effects that food has on all humans, especially children, specifically affecting their ability to learn and successfully manage their environment.

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