Shalom Academy Charter School

Some Parents Hedging Bets On Englewood Charter

Complaints of lack of communication from founder as state deadline nears.

07/05/2011
Associate Editor

It’s a common trope: the lottery winner who discovers his or her fortune to be less of a than a blessing than it first appeared.

Now, some New Jersey parents whose children won spots in Shalom Academy Charter School’s admissions lotteries this winter and spring are wondering if they were so lucky after all.

Academy Charter School, above, opened last fall.

Hebrew Immersion At Bergen County Charter School

Kids will spend just a quarter of day speaking English, with no translation during math, science and history classes, organizers say.

02/08/2011
Staff Writer

The educational philosophy behind the new Shalom Academy Charter School, which is set to open this fall in the Englewood-Teaneck, N.J., area, came into sharper view for the first time this week.

At the school’s first informational session, held Monday night at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, founder Raphael Bachrach shared Shalom Academy’s mission: “to graduate students that are proficient in the Hebrew language.”

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