Solomon Schechter Day School

Tel: (617)964-7765
Grades: NS-8 | 482 students
Every child matters.
Our teachers make sure that each student knows that he or she has unique strengths and abilities.
We offer a rich core curriculum with a solid academic foundation.Critical thinking and depth of understanding are common threads that run through our curriculum from language arts to math and science, from Jewish texts to the arts.Early second language acquisition, beginning with our youngest students, leads to Hebrew fluency and opens cognitive pathways to future language learning and increased mathematical aptitude.Through Schechter’s significant investment in technology we differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners. Across the board, we encourage students to develop their strengths and to realize their full potential academically, spiritually, artistically, physically and morally. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
State or regional independent school association
Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild-to-moderate learning differences
Year Founded 1961

Student Body

Total Students 482 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Solomon Schechter Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 53 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1 / rolling
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Shira Strosberg

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Beacon Scholastic Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Beacon Scholastic Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Theophany School (1.1 miles away)
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  • Newton Center
    Grades: 6-12 | 12 students
    0.6 miles
    90 Wells Ave
    Newton Center, MA 02459
  • Needham
    Theophany School
    Daycare / Preschool (Greek Orthodox)
    Grades: PK-KG | 21 students
    1.1 miles
    754 Greendale Ave
    Needham, MA 02492
  • West Roxbury
    Catholic Memorial
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 722 students
    1.5 miles
    235 Baker St
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
  • Dedham
    Grades: K-8 | 309 students
    1.7 miles
    8000 Great Meadow Road
    Dedham, MA 02026
  • West Roxbury
    St Theresa School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 387 students
    1.8 miles
    40 Saint Theresa Ave
    West Roxbury, MA 02132

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