Innovative Education Elevated by Tradition

As the largest Jewish day school in North Florida, we nurture a love of learning that expands throughout the community.

Our school promotes the Jewish tradition of encouraging questions and curiosity from your child’s preschool years through middle school. We provide a rigorous secular and Judaic program that supports the whole student. Self-confidence grows as each individual develops higher-level critical thinking, problem-solving, and creative skills required for academic excellence alongside social and emotional programming. Tikun Olam, the concept of healing the world through our actions, guides our weekly mitzvot programs and inspires our Learning Lab, art projects, and music programming throughout the year. Laurie Preschool and Martin J. Gottlieb Day School is where Jewish students become Jewish leaders.

What Sets Us Apart

Our students:
  • develop and embrace their Jewish identity.
  • receive enhanced, personalized instruction with our low teacher-to-student ratio.
  • experience innovative programming, interdisciplinary lessons, flexible learning spaces & individualized instruction through our learning lab (STEAM), Mitzvah Program and Jewish Court of All Time.
  • accrue high school credits in algebra, geometry, and foreign language (Hebrew).
  • develop leadership skills and positive character traits through acts of generosity and compassion by participating in hand-on community projects.
  • are nurtured to become passionate lifelong learners.
  • often matriculate to high school AP classes, as well as IB classes and magnet programs.
  • have been accepted to top universities and graduate programs.

Innovative Programming

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School, Ti-Tech & MIT

Previous initiatives included a partnership with Ti-Tech (Legacy Heritage Teacher Tech Institute) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to develop a Project Based Learning program. Middle school students were charged with creating a meaningful and practical space to pray and to host their mitzvah program, and named the space "Moadon."
The students successfully completed the project while implementing "Design Thinking" skills. Design thinking is a sophisticated methodology used to solve real-world challenges.

1) Understand the problem.
2) Develop possible solutions.
3) Prototype, test and respond .
4) Implement.

For more information, read MIT's “Design Thinking, Explained”.

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  • Learn More About the Moadon Projects:

    • Students used the program Turtle Blocks to code radial symmetrical designs. The designs are being manufactured into custom fabric that will be upholstered onto upcycled chairs.
    • Prayers were analyzed, interpreted, and transformed into digital art and then professionally printed onto canvas.
    • The Ner Tamid (Eternal Light) uses programmable LEDs that were coded to blink a variety of colors at different intervals.
    • Tinkercad was used to engineer and design tzedakah boxes. The tzedakah boxes were then 3D printed.

Curiosity, Critical Thinking & Creativity

Start Your Journey

Call now to schedule a tour of our schools
Laurie Preschool (904) 292-1241
Martin J. Gottlieb Day School (904) 268-4200

Where Jewish Students Become Jewish Leaders

3662 Crown Point Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School

Laurie Preschool

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