SINAI's Rabbi Mark and Linda Karasick Shalem High School at Ma'ayanot High School for Girls is located in Teaneck, New Jersey. We are a special education school providing highly individualized programming and specialized therapeutic services to meet the specific needs of each of our students. Our professional staff supports the student and family in all areas including coordinating as appropriate with outside providers. SINAI is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
SINAI Shalem serves girls ages 14-21 years old with developmental or profound learning disabilities, including autism, social/emotional challenges, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, and neurological disabilities.
Our goals are:
- To provide a functional education that stretches students' minds while promoting future success.
- To foster independence.
- To enhance social integration.
- To strengthen communication, advocacy and social skills.
- To develop Jewish affiliation and pride.
Shalem High School averages between 4-6 students in a class, divided throughout the day into peer groupings to match the academic and social needs of each student. We teach to each individual student's strengths, and use a multi-sensory approach to provide each student with different ways to learn information that might be challenging to her.
SINAI students are full members of the Ma'ayanot student community-- traveling on the bus together, eating lunch together, playing ball together, and participating in school assemblies together. Ma'ayanot's Lunch Buddy Program partners students from Ma'ayanot and SINAI; many of these social relationships have lasted long after both students have graduated.
For more information, contact our Director, Sima Kelner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 201-833-4307 x249.
To learn more about the curriculum and inclusion at Shalem at Ma'ayanot, click here.
SINAI’s Rabbi Mark and Linda Karasick Shalem High School at Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School
1650 Palisade Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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