Our feeder schools are the programs that seed our day schools. Pre-K programs are feeders for kindergarten; and middle school programs are feeders for high school.
One of the best ways to market your day school is by showcasing an element of what your school does best at a feeder school. This also creates value for the feeder program. A method of doing this is having guest teachers from your school teach at the feeder school, covering topics that are either beyond the usual scope of the feeder program curriculum or that are taught in a unique way.
For instance, if a day school has a dynamic STEM teacher, that teacher could teach programs related to their specialty at a feeder school. Or a day school could showcase a snapshot, perhaps in a multi-part teaching series, of their unique Hebrew program.
The opportunity for the day school is to allow the uniqueness of their program to shine through in the curriculum delivered. The opportunity for the feeder schools is to find unique content and create broader awareness for our community’s day schools.
Each teacher may submit one application for 1–3 events per day school/feeder school combination.
Jewish day school teacher compensation:
Feeder school compensation:
This grant has a cap of $1,800 per day school/feeder school pair, with a maximum of two feeder schools per day school. For example, if a day school is able to collaborate with a feeder school to teach a class with students and parents together, the day school teacher will receive a $400 grant with an optional $100 for supplies, and the feeder school will receive a $400 grant ($900 total). This pair could do up to two events like this ($1,800 total). The day school could then mimic this program with one other feeder school.
There is a $2,000 max benefit per day school, including supplies, if they do two events with two feeder schools and an $800 max benefit per feeder school.
Day school teacher responsibilities include:
These grants are designed to create value for our feeder schools and attract prospective families to our day schools, while building the relationship between these schools.
Please contact Anna Leybzon with any questions.