Welcome to

Tamim Academy of New York City

Where your child’s successful and purposeful life begins

Inspired by Chabad, guided by leading educators, and enriched by the spirit of community, Tamim Academy prepares students for purposeful lives by empowering them with a positive self-concept,
a passion for learning, and eternal values.

What is Tamim


Our name is sourced from Tomchei Temimim, the first formal Yeshiva system of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement. Founded in 1897 by Rabbi Sholom DovBer Schneerson in the town of Lubavitch, Russia. Each student was lovingly called “Tamim,” meaning pure, perfect, or complete.

This endearing tidbit packs a vital message: quality Jewish education begins with the assumption that each child is inherently holy and good.

This concept of “wholeness” is the foundation of our model of Jewish education.

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Individualized, Child-Centered Focus

Learner-centered education begins with a set of beliefs about each learner: We believe that each learner is unique and has unbounded potential and an innate desire to learn. Our educators facilitate this by guiding every student to establish and work toward a set of personalized goals. Every day, each child’s potential is fostered and nourished.

The Whole Child Approach

Our whole-child approach assures significant amounts of time and attention are dedicated to more than just academics. Our schools prioritize long-term social-emotional and spiritual health in order to fulfill our mission of developing kindness, self-efficacy, and purpose in each student. This gives our students the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the world—and make a difference in their own unique ways.

Integrated Curriculum

As the world outside of school becomes increasingly complex, it is ever more critical for us to help students to view their learning – and the formation of their identities – in a holistic way. Our schools push beyond the traditional paradigm of separating our “real lives” from our Jewish lives. Our interdisciplinary units are built with fluidity between general and Judaic studies, connecting students to the real-world application of their “whole” knowledge and selves in meaningful ways.

Immersive Hebrew Language

The early acquisition of Hebrew as a second language is powerful. It builds the brain’s capacity, develops an aptitude for Jewish learning, and is a strong basis for a lifelong connection to the land and culture of Israel and the construct of a powerful Jewish identity. In addition to formal language instruction, we seamlessly incorporate Hebrew into various non-academic parts of the day so that students can practice what they learn in natural contexts.

Future Forward

We prepare our students to gain admittance to the high school of their choice and for lives that are meaningful, productive, and happy well into the future.



What parents have to say about Us

This school is going to be warm loving happy for the children and a happy experience for them. My child is talking all the time now about math. He’s reading short words that he never read two months ago before school started. He’s speaking Hebrew words that he has never spoken before. Every day it seems that they’re growing and learning and progressing. So it’s not just a warm and happy place, it’s a place of real academic achievement
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Elliot Z.
Tamim is taking a different approach to learning. They are focused on children’s spirituality, and their relationship to Hashem. They’re giving children the opportunity to explore the arts, music, and learning in different ways… you know math or science or Judaic studies or social studies. They’re being served with this education in a much more open-ended way for children to be able to be comfortable and confident. The fact that we have this opportunity feels like a blessing, a gift from the heavens to us.
Robin M.
They’re constantly looking at each child with positive intent. And I think in an environment like that, every single child will do extremely well. Tamim really embraces and nurtures the whole entire child. They learn a lot in a positive, non-competitive way. My son has come home knowing more than I ever knew at his age. He’s able to learn so efficiently in an environment where he’s being treated with respect and love.
Chana G.
My daughter loves school. She actually says it’s better than anywhere she’s ever been in her life. She literally will come home, take off her backpack, and say, “Wow! I just go to the best school! It’s the best place ever!” She is not only loving school but she’s learning a lot. She’s really grown so much in every area– emotionally, socially, academically– everything.
Debby K.
We felt like we hit the jackpot because we were able to provide our children with Jewish education with a philosophy we wanted– a more experiential, hands-on, holistic approach to learning. My child comes home every day excited to tell us what he’s been learning and show us what he’s been doing and it’s really a blessing.
Melissa L.

” Imagine you could open your eyes and see only the good in every person, the positive in every circumstance, and the opportunity in every challenge.”

Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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166 West 97th Street, New York, NY 10025