General Studies

At Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet, excellence in education is the hallmark to our General Studies program. Through our rigorous, Ministry approved, General Studies curriculum, each child is offered the opportunity to learn at their own pace as they develop within the program. Capitalizing on our small class sizes, teachers offer individual attention to your child. The General Studies program at Joe Dwek Ohr HaEmet is specially designed to provide a solid foundation for success in secondary school studies.



JDOHSS recognizes the importance of a STEM-focused education. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and provides hands-on experiences for students to solve real word problems. Guided by the engineering design process, STEM allows students to communicate, collaborate, and think critically to generate creative solutions in a learning environment that supports multiple answers.

By incorporating STEM into the curriculum it opens students to new subjects and allows for different learning methodologies to be used.

In order to promote innovative thinking in our students we work to provide opportunities for student growth and development. STEM learning has been incorporated into our curriculum. In addition, The Bitton Family Discovery Centre, has incorporated a Makerspace where readily available materials can act as a motivation to inquire and invent. Our students have been involved in STEM FAIRS and competitions.

During the last few years, JDOHSS has embarked on a technology journey that added smartboards in every classroom, laptop, Ipad carts and a variety of software applications. We believe that if technology is used correctly, mobile devices and their applications support and prepare students for success. During our integration, we were able to connect students of all learning styles and have also taught them the importance of good digital citizenship.


Our teachers, from Grades 5 to 8, use Google Classroom; a powerful online learning tool, that  help us prepare students for the 21st century; by engaging them as partners in learning. It enables students to maintain a system of organization that will help them plan, organize, and follow through because the tools for learning will be accessible

Science Project

Discovery Centre