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Secular Academy will merge Jewish values

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/education/article/secular_academy_will_merge_jewish_values_20110301

There are a lot of differences between what Mars Academy in Encino promises and the offerings of a typical secular day school. Every student will have a cubicle instead of a locker. Individualized mini-lessons from a teacher will replace lectures. And it will be housed in a synagogue. “Our situation is quite unique,” said Andy Mars, the school’s founding director.

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