Shaare Tefila Nursery School And Kindergarten

11120 Lockwood Drive,
Silver Spring, MD, 20901-0209
Tel: (301)681-8694
Grades: NS - PK | 40 students
Shaare Tefila Congregation is epitomized by two, apparently contradictory, trends.
On the one hand, we have been a congregation that has remained unwaveringly traditional in our outlook and practices.
On the other hand, we have been continuously changing.
Shaare Tefila began as a small congregation in the heavily Jewish Riggs Park area in 1951.
In a short time, Hebrew School classes were instituted, a cantor was hired and the Sisterhood began its activity.
Synagogue members conducted the services.
These services were held in rented facilities, the grandly, but erroneously named Chillum Castle.
Shaare Tefila is an egalitarian Conservative congregation where individuals of diverse backgrounds and levels of observance are welcomed and valued and where member participation in a variety of activities is encouraged.
We build on our heritage by strengthening our connections to Jewish life through worship, education and community.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 40 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 22%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Pathways School-hyattsville Re (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Thornton Friends School - Midd (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Julia Brown Montessori Schools (0.8 miles away)
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