Creative Learning. Creative Fun.
The DATA Sunday Experience is a fun and engaging Jewish educational experience for children of all ages and their parents. A division of DATA of Plano, our close-knit, family-like atmosphere breeds a culture of trust and learning where students thrive in their learning and Jewish identity. Our goal is to provide children with a pride in their Judasim and a thirst for knowledge of what it means to live as a Jew in today's world.
The DSX curriculum includes Hebrew language, an encompassing knowledge of the Jewish holidays and mitzvot, and the middot (character traits) that define a successful Jewish child. Learning is hands-on with a special focus on making the learning fun and stimulating. Exciting extra-curricular events are held throughout the year as well.
Diverse programs bring the opportunity for a Hebrew education to students of all levels, as well as adults. At DSX, we believe that children learn best when they see their parents interested and studying as well. Often, free adult education classes are offered simultaneously with the regular childrens' learning.
The DATA Sunday Experience was established with the goal of bringing fun Jewish education to children across the Dallas metroplex. We do not discriminate based on prior Jewish knowledge or affiliation, and we strive to teach each student at his or her own level. The environment is fun and the learning engaging, ensuring that your child returns home greatly anticipating the coming week's classes.
What ages does the DATA Sunday Experience service?
School-aged children from Kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome at DSX. Our b'nei mitzvah Champions Program, the newest exciting addition to our school, services the oldest boys (6th, 7th and 8th grade).
What is the religious affiliation of the DATA Sunday Experience?
DSX is a division of the Dallas Areah Torah Association, a Jewish educational institution servicing the Jews of the Metroplex across all spectrums. There is no religious affiliation or prior knowledge required for registration, and our current students span all factions of Judaism; Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Modern Orthodox, completely unaffiliated, and everywhere in between.
What are the financial obligations involved?
Tuition for the DATA Sunday Experience is $850. There are numerous scholarships and other opportunities for discounted tuition. We offer a new family discount, a multiple child discount, and an adult learning discount. Families in difficult financial situations are encouraged to discuss their needs with the director. The DATA Sunday Experience will never deny a Jewish child the education he or she deserves due to financial constraints.
How many children are in each class?
The value of intimate classes in a child's learning experience is indescribable. The classes at DSX are kept intentionally small; we currently have a staff to student ratio of 1 to 5.
What makes DSX different than the average humdrum Hebrew school?
We are aware of the negative association many children have with Hebrew school, and we are out to shatter those perceptions. Teachers invest a tremendous amount of effort into making the learning engaging and fun. A DATA student walks away with a passion for their Judaism and for Israel, and a deep understanding of the "why" behind the mitzvot.
At DSX, we value a good time, and we even sit back and get silly sometimes. Stop by today to see the difference!