Innovative Education Elevated By Tradition

"Think higher, feel deeper.”  - Elie Wiesel

Our unique private school experience is a place where each student is seen and feels heard. We guide students in finding their own path to success through our high quality academic dual program consisting of Jewish Studies and General Studies. We combine differentiated instruction, specialty electives, and Jewish identity to build our students' self-confidence, empathy and pride in community.  These values enable them to reach their potential academically and personally.

What Sets Us Apart

Our day school students:
  • 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.
  • develop and embrace their Jewish identity.
Martin J. Gottlieb Day School graduates have been admitted to the advanced-studies high school programs of their choice, including  Stanton College Prep IB, Paxon School for Advanced Studies IB, Mandarin High School AICE, the Bolles School, Samuel Wolfson School for Advanced Studies IB and Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

Our students have been accepted to Brandeis University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Emory University, Florida State University, Harvard University, Jewish Theological Seminary Joint Program, Princeton University,  Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of Pennsylvania, Yeshiva University among others.

Jewish Identity

We nurture thoughtful students who care about others, their community and making the world a better place.

In Pirkei Avot it is written: “You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to desist from it.”
 “הוּא הָיָה אוֹמֵר, לֹא עָלֶיךָ הַמְּלָאכָה לִגְמֹר, וְלֹא אַתָּה בֶן חוֹרִין לִבָּטֵל מִמֶּנָּה”

Our curriculum is elevated by our school's Jewish identity including the idea that self-discovery requires community-discovery. We challenge students to embody the Jewish spirit by thinking outside of themselves and their classroom. By combining lessons from the Torah, mitzvah projects and compassionate communication, we provide students with the self-confidence and skills to become leaders and mensches. 

Mitzvah Program

The mitzvah program has been an integral part of providing hands-on service learning opportunities to middle schoolers at the Martin J. Gottlieb Day School for over 25 years. After students study Jewish laws and customs, Torah, and Tanakh, they are more likely to understand and accept mitzvot (commandments) if given the opportunity to put them into practice. Every student within our diverse student body is provided the opportunity to become part of the community-at-large with service projects enabling them to understand their responsibility to the community and their ability to make a difference even at a young age.
The Mitzvah Program provides hands on experience that encourages the intellectual, social and emotional growth of each student as they learn about cultural, social and economic issues facing communities around the world and at home. These projects allow students to put Jewish law into practice in a meaningful way. 

Examples include becoming “buddies” with the elderly through trips to River Garden delivering food to the homeless and low-income families, mentoring children with disabilities, planting vegetables for community gardens, bringing Shabbat boxes to the homebound, providing for Holocaust survivors, and cleaning tombstones at the cemetery.

Innovative Education Elevated By Tradition

3662 Crown Point Road
Jacksonville, FL 32257

Martin J. Gottlieb Day School

Laurie Preschool

Fax 904-268-5292
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Member of NAIS
Member of Prizmah