The TVT Lower School spans transitional kindergarten through fifth grade with a student population of approximately 260 students. Students engage in a dynamic dual study program of general and Jewish studies in a nurturing environment to create self-directed learners who are confident and inquisitive. A hallmark of our educational program is the incorporation of innovative educational techniques and programs. The school’s curriculum and robust options for academic acceleration and student support ensure an individualized approach for each student within our care.
We know that joyful learning today leads to meaningful achievements tomorrow, so to spark and kindle this joy, we are guided by our beliefs that:
positive student-teacher relationships are a source from which learning begins, and they provide models for healthy relationships going forward;
good character is as important as strong intellect, so we interweave both, cultivating students' ethical values in concert with our academic program;
educating students according to their individual needs and abilities allows them to flourish developmentally;
setbacks, especially those born of educational risk-taking, are opportunities for growth;
hands-on learning bridges the gap between theory and practice, motivating students to see the practical applications of their education and to become more self-directed learners;
when students enter the decision-making process, they become more engaged and responsible citizens;
service to others enhances our lives, engendering compassion and meaning, so our curriculum is imbued with service-learning opportunities;
our community is strengthened when we partner with families who share our philosophy and who are committed to supporting their children's growth.
Judaism means many things to our students and families, so we proudly celebrate it as a source of identity, values, spiritual meaning, intellectual discipline, tradition, and community.
TVT Community Day School is an independent, TK-12 college preparatory school established in 1991. Located in Irvine, California, TVT provides enriched programs in Innovation and Jewish Studies, along with immersion and service learning projects, to prepare students to become inquisitive learners, compassionate citizens and courageous leaders.