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Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus

The Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus opened in August 2008 in the Summerlin area of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is descended from a succession of Jewish day schools in the Las Vegas Valley, beginning with the Albert Einstein Hebrew Day School at Temple Beth Sholom, which was first licensed in 1974. The Hebrew Academy Las Vegas opened at Temple Beth Sholom in 1980, with 57 students from kindergarten to second grade. As the population grew and the need for a larger school became apparent, the Milton I. Schwartz Hebrew Academy in Summerlin opened in 1990, with a preschool, an elementary school, and middle school. The population expanded even more, and Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson founded the Adelson Educational Campus.

The Adelson Campus is open to all students but is based on "the Jewish ethos of community, service, innovation, and discourse." It is made up of three schools: the Preschool/Lower School is for students 18 months old to fourth grade; the Middle School serves grades five to eight; and the Upper School provides college preparatory academics for grades nine to twelve. Sheldon G. Adelson is President of the Board of Directors of the school; he and his wife Dr. Miriam Adelson are the founders and major financial supporters of the school.

 

Source:

"Our History." Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Educational Campus. Accessed May 7, 2015. http://www.adelsoncampus.org/history.cfm

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