Award Year: 2020

The Shlenker School

5600 N Braeswood Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77096-2924

(713) 270-6127

Dr. Michelle Barton, Principal at time of Nomination

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The Shlenker School of Congregation Beth Israel is proud to offer children, 15 months through fifth grade, a ten-year program whose graduates are lifelong learners who think critically, lead with confidence, and embrace Jewish values. The Shlenker School partners with families to provide students with an exceptional academic education, an integrated secular and Jewish curriculum, and a nurturing environment that helps shape their formative years and guide their future.

Student Demographics
  • White: 86%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
Igniting the SPARK in every child

Igniting the SPARK in every child

The Shlenker School is a private Jewish day school with students in Early Childhood and Elementary School. Shlenker is home to a diverse group of students from across the city of Houston and around the world. Shlenker graduates consistently go on to excel in their academic careers as they move to middle school and beyond. The student body is comprised of future leaders who are guided by their strong educational foundation, as well as their sense of Jewish identity, community, and Jewish values - the hallmarks of a Shlenker education.

For over thirty years, The Shlenker School has developed confident students and compassionate Jewish leaders. We strive to foster each student's cognitive, social/emotional, and spiritual growth through differentiated instruction, developmentally appropriate curriculum, and an integrated approach to learning. Our goal is to ignite the "spark" - a love of learning and a passion for Jewish values and tradition - in every child. By igniting the spark during a student's formative years, that spark develops into an eternal flame - a ner tamid - that guides our children for a lifetime.