Wornick's mission is to develop students who are responsible for themselves, for their community and for the world.Wornick's mission is to create the next generation of leaders. Starting in kindergarten, our students engage in public presentation and take responsibility for themselves and their actions. Each year, students assume more and more leadership responsibilities ranging from leading the Birkat Hamazon to hosting community luminaries on tours of our school.
The result - Wornick graduates shine as leaders in high school and in life.
"Wornick graduates are largely visible and engaged as leaders throughout the program at Kehillah – athletics, drama/arts/music, community service, student government and academically." Lillian Howard, Head of School, Kehillah Jewish High School
Wornick's groundbreaking integration of Israel education into our curriculum creates many levels of leadership opportunities and discussions. The great diversity within our school community and within the Reali School's community allows a deepening understanding of many issues in the world, and the opportunities for leadership to problem solve. Wornick faculty chose 10 character traits that are integrated into every subject across the grade levels and in school programs and activities:
|Month||Calendar Events||Character Traits|
|September||School Opening |
|January||Martin Luther King, Jr. Day |
Black History Month
|April||Yom Hashoah |
|May||Lag Ba’Omer |
- In the first week of the school, students help establish the climate of their classroom, dialogue about life skills and character traits, and discuss leadership.
- Students in every class are taught to be Student Ambassadors, and on a rotation, they greet visitors, look them in the eye, and welcome them to the classroom or to the school.
- Students are taking leadership roles in the classroom and in the school community.
- Middle school Student Ambassadors lead school activities, as well as tours for perspective parents and for visiting leaders of the Jewish community.
- Across the school community, we all speak the same language of leadership and we post it on our walls, in posters and through students’ artwork illustrating leadership.
- We want our students to leave our school prepared to live their own lives responsibly, work well in teams and with people of all kinds, solve problems, show initiative and know how to set goals and meet them.
Simply put, children flourish at Wornick and graduate as self-actualized, well-rounded, responsible young women and men. Wornick creates this kind of result by providing challenging academics, while at the same giving children opportunities to participate in a wide variety of service leadership, sports, arts and technology. Our students become independent, self-motivated, inquisitive learners. Tzedakah (philanthropy) and mitzvoth (good deeds) are interwoven throughout the curriculum and become critical student values. In the 7th grade, the B’nai Mitzvah year, the class raises significant funds for student-selected charitable initiatives. They can an in-depth understanding of how even just one person can make a difference and are empowered by their ability to make a positive difference. The 8th grade trip to Israel cements all that they have learned of Israel and broadens their perspective of the world in a way that many children and even adults will never experience.