New schools that are or will be using online/blended learning as a core part of their educational model for both educational and cost-saving reasons are being awarded grants for consultation with blended learning experts, followed by grants toward their general operating expenses. Four schools have been supported to date, each approaching blended learning differently but with the concept of personalized learning at the core:
- Yeshivat He’atid: Bergen County, NJ; Grades Pre-K-3
- Ohr Chadash Academy: Baltimore, MD; Grades K-8
- Harkham GAON Academy: Los Angeles, CA; Grades 9-12
In supporting these new schools, we hope to establish proof points for the excellent educational and financial model that blended learning promises. All the schools are priced at least one-third below the average day school in their community. They project reaching financial sustainability by year four or five when they reach the enrollment they need to break even. AVI CHAI’s philanthropic support will assist them toward reaching that point.