Kindergarten is when a solid foundation for learning is created.  Whether students enter Kindergarten knowing how to read, or just recognizing the letters in their name, all students at The Hebrew Academy learn the five pillars of reading: understanding the relationship between sounds and words (phonics), reading fluently, understanding what they read, expanding vocabulary, and building knowledge. Throughout their time in the Lower School, students will expand and deepen these skills so that they become effective, proficient, and competent learners.