Solomon Schechter Day School

Tel: (617)964-7765
Grades: NS - 8 | 517 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. The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
State or regional independent school association
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 517 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 1%
State avg.: 21%
Students 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 52%
Admissions Director Carol Rumpler

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Beacon Scholastic Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Solomon Schechter Day School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Abbott School (2.4 miles away)
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  • Newton Center Solomon Schechter Day School
    (Jewish)
    125 Wells Ave
    Newton Center , MA , 02459
    (617)630-4518
    (Jewish)
    0.5  mi  |  528  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Newton Center
    Beacon Scholastic Academy
    Special Program Emphasis (Brethren)
    90 Wells Ave
    Newton Center , MA , 02459
    (617)467-6372
    Special Program Emphasis (Brethren)
    0.6  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • West Roxbury Catholic Memorial
    All-boys  (Roman Catholic)
    235 Baker St
    West Roxbury , MA , 02132
    (617)469-8008
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    1.5  mi  |  747  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Needham Heights Knowledge Beginnings
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    206 A Street
    Needham Heights , MA , 02494
    (781)455-8723
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.7  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • West Roxbury St. Theresa School
    (Roman Catholic)
    40 Saint Theresa Ave
    West Roxbury , MA , 02132
    (617)323-1050
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    1.8  mi  |  435  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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