Mission & History

To nurture and challenge the growing minds and spirits of our children.

Our mission

The mission for the Aleph Bet Jewish Day School is to be the school of choice and a unifying force in our Jewish community. We are committed to these core values. Maintaining an environment of academic excellence. Celebrating the richness and diversity of Jewish tradition. Challenging students to think critically and reflectively Nurturing individual interests and talents. Fostering a sense of community.

Our history

The Aleph Bet Jewish Day School was conceived in 1987 by a group of concerned and dedicated parents, community leaders, and rabbis, representing the wide spectrum of Jewish life in Anne Arundel and Prince George’s Counties, with the help of the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Maryland.  The School opened its doors to Kindergarten and First Grade students in September of 1989, adding one grade per year until reaching fifth grade.  The first class of fifth graders graduated in 1994. In 2000, Aleph Bet was awarded accreditation by the Association for Independent Maryland Schools and earned a Certificate of Approval from the State of Maryland. In 2010, the school was recertified by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS).

The creation of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare.