Middot Tovot, or positive character education, is a core component of an Epstein Hebrew Academy education. In recent years, EHA has formalized a school-wide character education program entitled “Project S.M.I.L.E.” (Super Middot in Life Everyday). Through this whole-school character education curriculum, students learn through creative, child-centered educational opportunities in every classroom on a weekly basis. It reinforces the idea that at EHA, “menschlichkeit”, being good people, is our way of life.
Our Middot program creates a common language with which all students become familiar and encourages positive behavior interventions and supports, fostering an environment where a child’s best self becomes her or his daily way of life. Our students motivate each other through their own positive examples and together they create a climate of kindness and generosity.