Though they may look different based on region or religion, traditions involving lights during long winter nights can be found all across the world.
Our community is full of people just like you—parents who hold unwavering belief in their child's opportunity to repair the world.
We cultivate a community that is diverse, dynamic, and multifaceted. It includes students and faculty, our McGillis families and partners, and all who we impact. Our Kehilah is tended, cultivated, and constructed. We will remain rooted in Jewish values and traditions, and yet, we are continually open to change that builds on our solid academic and ethical foundation. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community is essential to a rich educational experience that prepares our students to interact in an increasingly interconnected world.
Reading Buddies is a favorite activity among students and teachers and a wonderful way to build community within the Lower School.
Along the way, Amy realized that McGillis provided something special for her children.
For many in the McGillis community, affinity for the school comes in part through shared experiences, from weekly Shabbat, to Family Groups, to Ethics-in-Action lessons.
Each week, we celebrate Shabbat, a traditional day of rest and reflection, to appreciate all that we have learned, created, and accomplished as well as focus on our values together as a Kehilah (community).