New School, Holon
Assistance in the establishment and support of "New School" in Holon, opened in 2012 in the Neve Arazim neighborhood. The association purchased advanced study equipment, funded enrichment days for life sciences and sports, and supported the diagnostics of students with special needs.
This is a public school which will grow over time and ultimately have 6 grades. Starting in the academic year of 2016-17, a new campus will open for 10th to 12th graders. The new building is designed so that it reflects the educational philosophy of the school. The school is based on the values of human dignity and democratic principles, is community connected, project-based, structured according to learning based principles of HighTech High School, San Diego, USA. The school runs alongside the Pedagogical Center for Educational Innovation, used by future staff, educational teams from other schools, educators and others who are interested in studying this model.
The school is an 'educational pioneer', as defined by the Ministry of Education and is accompanied by the Institute for Democratic Education. The school design and Pedagogic Center is accompanied by a think tank, consisting of school partners and people from the fields of academia, business, art and society.