Instructional Model

At Kavod, we believe that the child must be the center of all learning.

It is a rigorous and challenging, yet affirming, educational model that consists of the following components:

Rotating Schedule: As children all learn best at different times of the day, Kavod implements a rotating schedule that allows students to learn each subject at the time of the day when they learn best.

Growth Mind-Set: Kavod encourages students to recognize that learning is a process and that mistakes are a part of that process. Embedded into our program are strategies that help students overcome challenges and explore new ideas.

 Mindfulness: Kavod encourages students to be engaged in their learning process by implementing mindfulness, meditation and even yoga strategies and activities into their daily routine.

We use the “workshop model” in order to make sure that each and every student is highly engaged and is working on materials appropriate to their specific proficiency level. The teachers circulate throughout the room to work with students in small groups and individually. Over the past decade, the workshop model has been documented as one of the most effective instructional models.

In the elementary grades there are frequently two qualified instructors in the classes to support with differentiation.

Moving into Middle School, Kavod has aligned our structure to the International Baccalaureate model. The application for Kavod to become an IB school was recently submitted.

School Tours

6th Grade Open House

Join us on January 29th at 5:30pm to meet and greet with 6th grade families and to learn about the Kavod middle school program. See what the middle school will look like, how it incorporates the values important to helping students become successful global citizens, and how Kavod designed the program to align to the International Baccalaureate program. We will have food to enjoy until 6pm. At 6pm we will begin a presentation about the middle school program followed by a tour.Space for the 6th grade class next year is limited, this class has always had a waitlist so apply today because once the lottery runs you may lose out on this great opportunity for your child: Location: 6991 Balboa Ave San Diego CA 92111


The lottery window for 2019-2020 will close on February 28th.  Families can apply via the schoolmint portal.