Grades: PK - 8 | 512 students
Our prayer services are joyful and active. We have reimagined how we conduct services throughout the grades to better engage children in the full meaning and beauty of our rich tradition.
General an Judaic Studies are just part of the Schechter experience. From the moment that students enter Schechter they are immersed in a world filled with music (choir and band), dance, art, and drama. They build their creativity, expand their skills, gain confidence, and experience the joy of performing for others.
Children of all abilities, talents and backgrounds thrive at Solomon Schechter Day School. A highly-skilled faculty, an innovative curriculum, the use of Responsive Classroom techniques, and a team of resource support staff ensure that each child is empowered to reach his or her highest potential.
A comprehensive athletic program of interscholastic competitive teams and intramural activities exposes students to a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, track and field, football, golf, and tennis to promote life-long fitness and good health.
Our outstanding faculty at our Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center in Skokie are truly gifted and nurturing, and the program is child-focused and play-based. It incorporates the best of the Reggio Emilia philosophy and provides children with the best possible start to their school experience.
Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago is a PreK - 8th grade Jewish Day School with the Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center in Skokie and the Sager Solomon Schechter Day School (K-8) in Northbrook.
Our mission at Solomon Schechter is to ignite our students' Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potntial, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.
Our graduates are leaders and consistently rank among Chicago's top high school students and attend the nation's top universities.
Guided by a comprehensive philosophy of higher-order thinking, our award winning faculty continues to use the most innovative approaches to teaching.
SSDS welcomes students and families from the full spectrum of Jewish life.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten - 8|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Dyslexia, language based and more|
|Total Students||512 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||2%
State avg.: 32%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||54%|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|% on Financial Aid||50%|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Badminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBadminton, Basketball,
Cross Country, Flag Football,
Golf, Paddle Tennis,
Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||3 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||A, A, Art, A, A, Art,,|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
NorthbrookGrades: PK-11 | 30 students
3210 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
Rolling MeadowsGrades: K-12 | 24 students
1941 Rohlwing Road
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
NorthbrookGrades: 1-12 | 14 students
3444 Dundee Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
NorthbrookGrades: PK-KG | 36 students
1133 Pfingsten Rd
Northbrook, IL 60062
DeerfieldGrades: PK-8 | 162 students
1085 Lake Cook Rd
Deerfield, IL 60015
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