Developing deep connections to Hashem is a paramount value at SAR. Beginning in our Early Learning Center (ELC), children participate in daily tefillah, connecting to traditional tefillot and learning so that they can communicate with Hashem each day. In our ELC and Lower School, we follow a spiral curriculum in which we add tefillot each year, focusing on quality and understanding of the tefillot that we say. Through this curriculum, students learn about the tefillot deeply and connect to them personally. Beginning in Grade 7, davening takes place with a minyan and in Grades 7 and 8, in addition to traditional tefillah options, students have choices of tefillah experiences two times per week which provide them with an opportunity for spiritual growth, creating a stronger commitment to daily davening.