Solomon Schechter Academy

660 Ocean Ave,
New London, CT, 06320-0632
Tel: (860)443-5589
Solomon Schechter Academy was founded in 1973 by a group of dedicated parents and community members who believed in the need for a quality Jewish day school in the region.
They envisioned a school where children could receive an excellent education not only in the secular disciplines but also in Jewish history, texts, religious practice and Hebrew.
While we embrace egalitarian Conservative Judaism in matters of religious observance, we welcome children from all Jewish backgrounds and teach respect for all Judaic views and practices.
The school started with only six students and this year SSA will be celebrating it's 36th anniversary.
Solomon Schechter Academy prepares our students for a lifetime of learning.
We nurture in our children a positive Jewish identity, healthy self-esteem, and a sense of responsibility for themselves and their world.
SSA is the educational choice for Jewish families seeking a stimulating, supportive, and enjoyable start for their children’s formal schooling years.
The program and facilities encourage intellectual development in a secure, individualized atmosphere, which fosters the child’s natural curiosity and instills pride and confidence in his or her Jewish identity.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
Religious Affiliation Jewish
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 7

Student Body

Total Students 51 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 18%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Solomon Schechter Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Stedfast Christian Academy (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Joseph School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Mary's Star Of The Sea (1.8 miles away)
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  • New London St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    25 Squire St
    New London , CT , 06320
    (860)442-1720
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  189  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • New London
    St. Mary's Star Of The Sea
    (Roman Catholic)
    16 Huntington Street
    New London , CT , 06320
    (860)443-7758
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.8  mi  |  120  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Groton Sacred Heart School
    (Roman Catholic)
    50 Sacred Heart Drive
    Groton , CT , 06340
    (860)445-0611
    (Roman Catholic)
    2  mi  |  220  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Groton
    Pfizer Kids (mgd By Bright Horizons)
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    40 High Rock Rd
    Groton , CT , 06340
    (860)449-9446
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    2.5  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Groton
    Stedfast Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    1041 Poquonnock Rd
    Groton , CT , 06340
    (860)449-8526
    (Baptist)
    3.1  mi  |  61  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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