Lander Grinspoon Academy - Solomon Schechter

257 Prospect St,
Northampton, MA, 01060-0106
Tel: (413)584-6622
Grades: K - 7 | 94 students
OUR MISSION: Lander~Grinspoon Academy is a Jewish day school in the Pioneer Valley that welcomes children of families from all Jewish traditions and backgrounds.
Our mission is to provide a rich, academically rigorous, and values-based education integrating general and Jewish studies in a nurturing environment.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 7
Learning Programs Supported Learning Specialist on staff
Year Founded 1996

Student Body

Total Students 94 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 10%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Lander Grinspoon Academy - Solomon Schechter Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 75%
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(blue and white on fridays)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 29 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,750
Tuition Notes There is a $2500 non-need based grant available to all full-pay families, and an additional $1000 available to K-1 students who have spent a minimum of 1 yr in Jewish pre-K. There is also a financial aid program for families who need more than the $250
% on Financial Aid 30%
Average Financial Aid Grant $6,000
Admissions Director Marla Shelasky
Admissions Associate Ashley Hooten

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports Ultimate FrisbeeUltimate Frisbee

School Notes:

  • OUR MISSION: Lander~Grinspoon Academy is a Jewish day school in the Pioneer Valley that welcomes children of families from all Jewish traditions and backgrounds. Our mission is to provide a rich, academically rigorous, and values-based education integrating general and Jewish studies in a nurturing environment. OUR VISION: 1) To engender in students a love of learning and a positive Jewish identity. 2) To maximize each student's intellectual, emotional, social, ethical, and spiritual development. 3) To impart knowledge and skills enabling students to become independent learners, critical thinkers, and caring, responsible citizens of our Jewish, American, and global communities. 4) To foster an appreciation of the centrality of Israel in modern Jewish life. We achieve our vision through OUR VALUES: 1) A forward-looking general studies curriculum that has depth and breadth, provides stimulating, in-depth instruction in the core disciplines of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and the arts, while supporting active inquiry and mastery, and encourages each child to excel to the best of his or her abilities. 2) A creative dual-language Jewish curriculum that provides a firm foundation of Jewish knowledge and experiences through a focus on Hebrew language, Jewish history and culture, Israel, textual study, religious observances, and spiritual practice is presented in an egalitarian framework. 3) A thoughtful social and ethical curriculum that teaches children to behave in a manner that is compassionate and respectful, to honor diversity and equality, to practice the mitzvah of Tikkun Olam (actively improving the world). 4) A caring, dedicated, and skilled teaching staff that works together with families to assure education of the whole child. 5) A warm, nurturing, and creative environment that cultivates self-esteem, encourages success, serves a variety of learning styles, and values community.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is New Directions School At Nccf (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech (0.6 miles away)
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