FAQQ: How do I find out more about the academic approach/philosophy/pedagogy of a school?
A: You are welcome to contact the school offices or websites… that you are interested in.
Q: How come certain schools have special approaches such as Project Based Learning while others do not?
A: While some schools emphasize PBL, all schools try to incorporate innovative educational methods.
Q: What is the approach to homework and why?
A: Approach to homework is determined primarily by the Misrad Ha Hinuch, as well as the philosophy of the school principal and carried out/adapted by each teacher according to the educational needs of his/her class.
Q: What are the educational priorities and strategies to improve the schools/system for this new term in the Municipality?
A: Under the leadership of Shirley Rimon, the Education Department of the City of Tel Aviv-Yafo encourages each school to be innovative as well as pursue education excellence, values, equal opportunities and to be 'disruptive'. Ongoing meetings during the school year and summer are held to support each school visions to carry out these overriding principles. Every school principal carries out this vision in accordance with his/her vision as well.
Q: What is the same from school to school and what is different?
A: While the Education Department has an overriding vision, each school's principal and team of teachers, carries out the vision according to its leadership and philosophy.
Q: Why are schools not treated evenly in terms of resources, equipment, funding, etc?
A: Budgets are allocated according to the guidelines of the Misrad ha Hinuch, in line with the needs of each school and the socio-economic make-up of the population of the area of each school
Q: Is it possible to get a list of all the schools in Tel Aviv-Yafo with vital stats such as: summary of school philosophy, years active, average class size, distinguishing features, etc
A: Most – albeit not all - of this information is located on the Website of each school.