On Sunday, April 3, a groundbreaking ceremony for Yeshivat Noam will take place, kicking off its new Paramus campus’ construction.
The school opened its doors in Bergenfield in September 2001, with 57 children in nursery school, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten. After outgrowing that space, the school acquired and renovaed the adjacent building. In 2004, the upper grades moved to the Jewish Center of Teaneck and the following year to Temple Emanuel of the Pascack Valley in Woodcliff Lake.
In September 2006, Yeshivat Noam moved its elementary school to Paramus, with early childhood classes remaining in Bergenfield. Renovations to the Paramus building allowed for continued growth. About the time of the first graduation, in June 2010, Yeshivat Noam bough the property next to its Paramus campus and embarked on a capital campaign to finance this purchase.
In 10 years, Yeshivat Noam has grown from a student body of 57 to over 700. Now, for the first time, the entire school will be together on one 5.5 acre campus with close to 90,000 square feet of usable space. The completed campus will have more than 40 classrooms, a bet knesset and bet midrash, a science lab, two gyms, outdoor playgrounds, and recreation space.