Hannah Senesh Community Day School

  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, pluralistic K-8 Jewish school in the heart of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.
  • Rooted in Jewish values and tradition, Senesh fosters a love of learning guided by intellectual discovery and social responsibility.
  • Through a challenging curriculum, we prepare students to take on the complexities of a diverse and changing world by building critical thinking skills, independence, and empathy.
  • Students leave Senesh grounded in a strong sense of self and what it means to be passionate, empowered Jews and global citizens.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
The Jewish Community Day School Association (SSDSA)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1995

Student Body

Total Students232 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Hannah Senesh Community Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size26 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$33,900
% on Financial Aid
58%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAnnette Powers

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, SoccerBasketballSoccer,

School Notes

  • Hannah Senesh Community Day School is a progressive, pluralistic K-8 Jewish school in the heart of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Rooted in Jewish values and tradition, Senesh fosters a love of learning guided by intellectual discovery and social responsibility. Through a challenging curriculum, we prepare students to take on the complexities of a diverse and changing world by building critical thinking skills, independence, and empathy. Students leave Senesh grounded in a strong sense of self and what it means to be passionate, empowered Jews and global citizens. 
  • We educate our students to: 
  • SEEK MEANING. We combine the traditions of Jewish inquiry and secular scholarship, and engage students in thoughtful dialogue, encouraging them to achieve their highest academic and ethical potential.  
  • BUILD COMMUNITY. We strengthen community by embracing the rich mosaic of identities reflected in contemporary Jewish life. Together with our students and families, we cultivate meaningful relationships in school, the broader Jewish and local Brooklyn community, Israel and the world.
  • LEARN JOYFULLY. We approach our learning each day with curiosity, passion, and a celebration of Jewish life. We seek to educate the whole child.  

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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It is a wonderful feeling to know your children love school. My kids wake up every morning excited to face the day, learn new material, and see their friends. At Hannah Senesh the teaching is exceptional, and the intimate class sizes allow students to explore topics through innovative projects. The administration is tuned into every student's needs. In addition to general studies, students are taught Hebrew and an awareness of and responsibility to the world around them. The community is warm and embracing and over the years has become so much more than a school to us; more like a family. We feel lucky to call this school home.
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Hannah Senesh is a warm and nurturing learning environment. Its teacher to student ratio is great. I have 2 kids in the school and I know they get the attention they need. The school accepts everyone regardless of affiliation. The general studies is top notch and the Judaics studies program have added an important dimension to our family (which we love). Its all around a great place to see my kids grow both academically and as people. I would recommend this school to anyone without hesitation
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The average private school tuition in Brooklyn, NY is $16,385 for elementary schools and $23,893 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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