Stephen S. Wise Temple Elementary School is a K-6 Reform Jewish Day School, located along the Mulholland Corridor. Built upon a foundation of educational excellence, essential academic skills, and Jewish ethical and spiritual values, Wise Elementary cultivates the growth of inquisitive minds, caring hearts, and kind souls. Recognizing that each child possesses unique gifts, our school nurtures creativity, encourages individual development, and inspires a love of learning. As members of this Reform Jewish community, our students establish a strong personal identity and commitment to the highest ideals of American democracy, the Jewish people, and the State of Israel.
In 2012, we entered into an exciting partnership with the USC Rossier School of Education to provide every student at our school with access to a gifted education. Working with Dr. Sandra Kaplan, our teachers receive high-level professional development throughout the year on how to differentiate the curriculum while incorporating the gifted standards. Through a variety of learning experiences, students are cultivating critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills, building creativity and innovation, and learning to work collaboratively and independently. Our students use these important skills in one of our signature programs, Project Studio, where they enhance their social studies program through a “classroom without walls.”
In addition to first rate academics, students are actively engaged in athletics as part of our Wildcats sports program. With over 40 teams, we are highly competitive in our independent school league. For those children with talents in the visual and performing arts, students love to shine in our instrumental program, choral program, and always highly anticipated spring musical. If you are interested in visiting our school, visit our website at www.wiseelementary.org/Visiting_Our_School.