About RHA

Learning For the 21st Century

Facts and figures are just the beginning. 21st century learners will need to learn how to think critically, creatively and collaboratively.
At RHA, we have developed a curriculum that is at the cutting-edge of academic innovation. Based on decades of research by the world’s best minds in education, our pedagogy inspires students to explore, discover, debate and imagine – the very skills researchers have identified as essential for becoming original thinkers and principled leaders. We are at the forefront of a shift in education that focus on abstract skills and a partnership in learning between students and educators.

What's more, education at RHA goes far beyond academics. What makes us unique is our close-knit and nurturing community, where families celebrate each other's simchas and rally together in times of crisis; where older students help our younger children feel like they belong; where staff and faculty know each and every student, no matter the grade; where leadership, integrity, care and responsibility are cultural cornerstones. These relationships lead to learning that is ingrained and personal.

It’s no wonder that, nearly 60 years after it was founded, Robbins Hebrew Academy remains at the forefront of Hebrew education in Toronto. Begun in 1957 as the Foundation Day School at Beth Tzedec Congregation, it became the United Synagogue Day School (USDS) as enrollment increased. Today, RHA remains a vital member of the Prizmah Centre for Jewish Day Schools. RHA provides a full integrated Judaic and General Studies program to students from Nursery through Grade 8.

Extraordinary things happen at RHA. That’s because we see learning as an actively creative process that values curiosity, independent thinking, multiple perspectives and challenging convention. We are guided by the thinking of the World Economic Forum, which outlines 16 core literacies, competencies and character traits that learners will need in the 21st century.
Our activities foster a love of Israel and Jewish identity and culture as well as fluency in Hebrew. The results speak for themselves. Our students take top spots in global and national competitions – from math to Bible studies, from creative writing to athletics and debate.

Our graduates become leaders of industry and institutions (including a Toronto Maple Leafs player) but also become committed global citizens who care for their communities and the world around them.

Robbins Hebrew Academy is the first Jewish day school in Ontario to be CAIS accredited – the gold standard in educational excellence, putting us in the company of some of Canada’s most exceptional independent schools.