Hannah Senesh Community Day School

342 Smith St,
Brooklyn, NY, 11231-0112
Tel: (718)858-8663
Grades: K - 8 | 201 students
The Hannah Senesh Community Day School is an exceptional, co-educational K-8 community of learners.
Our unique program offers students and their families a strong tradition of academic excellence, along with a welcoming and inclusive environment of religious and cultural integration.
“Community” is not just part of our name—it is truly central to our identity.
Our students are drawn from a diversity of Jewish backgrounds, and our community includes many varied voices and perspectives.
What unites us all is a commitment to raising lifelong learners, motivated by passion and creativity, dedicated to building connections, and inspired by kindness and respect.
Hannah Senesh students embody the values of a rich Jewish tradition while embracing the promise and possibility of the modern world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 201 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 3%
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade Hannah Senesh Community Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 95%
Average Class Size 23 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 20 / rolling
% on Financial Aid 40%
Admissions Director Iris Klein


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

School Notes:

  • At Hannah Senesh, our core curriculum is built on a strong foundation of knowledge and skills acquisition, is based on a model of critical-thinking and open-inquiry, and is constantly enhanced by teacher-developed materials on current themes and topics. Our dual curriculum of general and Judaic studies offers students a stimulating and challenging approach to learning. Our classes are rigorous yet nurturing, rich in content, and creative in experience. The fundamental tools for learning, which are introduced in the early years, continue to be reinforced and expanded at every grade level.
  • Profile last updated: 06/04/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Mary McDowell Friends School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Mary McDowell Friends School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Brooklyn Heights Montessori School (0.5 miles away)
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