We’re Cleveland’s only Jewish community day school, embracing a wide spectrum of the community in terms of perspective and affiliation. Pluralistic and non-denominationally defined, Agnon celebrate the richness of pluralism and the strength of diversity. We believe that a community school is one in which Jewish students from all backgrounds and perspectives can learn from each other and celebrate our commonalities while understanding and appreciating our differences.
Our Mission and Vision
The Agnon School, a private Jewish Day School, develops ethical leadership, confident critical thinking and a lifelong love of learning. By integrating superior general academics and Judaic studies, Agnon achieves academic excellence in a nurturing, welcoming environment that engages and teaches to the whole child.
The Agnon School strives to provide genuine academic excellence in which the integration of Judaic and general studies presents an interconnected world for students in the 21st century. Agnon is a school for the entire Jewish community, regardless of affiliation, observance or perspective. Agnon teaches to the whole child, celebrating his/her multiple strengths while meeting individual learning needs and challenges. As a result of an Agnon education, students become self-confident, compassionate, creative and engaged Jews and committed citizens, prepared for the academic and social challenges of the modern world.
The Agnon School endeavors to be a national model for Jewish day schools, where staff and faculty learn from the best private and public schools. Students, their families and staff come together to create an inclusive, caring community that incorporates the local Jewish and general community, Israel and the world. We develop within our students a profound sense of connectedness with the Jewish people, its history, values and culture, and most particularly with the State of Israel and the Hebrew language.
ABOUT OUR NAME
The Agnon School is named after Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888-1970), the first Israeli to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966. S.Y. Agnon saw himself as standing halfway between Jewish tradition and modern culture. He was firmly rooted in both worlds, just as we are here at Agnon.