Schechter Manhattan

Schechter Manhattan is an inclusive K8 mid-21st century Jewish independent school located on the Upper West Side, serving all five boroughs.
For over 25 years, Schechter Manhattan has made equal access to academic excellence a priority, emphasizing children`s social, emotional, and intellectual development within a diverse community. Small class sizes nurture each child`s curiosity, critical thinking skills and abilities to solve some of the world`s greatest challenges.
Schechter Manhattan has a long-standing track record of student placement at leading private and public high schools and colleges through a modern, interdisciplinary curriculum that nurtures the whole child in a creative and challenging learning environment.
Schechter Manhattan is chartered by the New York State Board of Regents, accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools and holds an Absolute Charter from the New York State Board of Regents.
Schechter Manhattan graduates confidently go forth to meet the intellectual, social, and moral challenges that lie ahead, poised not only to do well in life but also to do good in the world.
In addition, the school is a member of the New York Guild of Independent Schools, the Parents League, and the Educational Records Bureau.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 140 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $387,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
140 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Schechter Manhattan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is set on a sliding scale based on parents’ demonstrated ability to afford its cost. Schechter Manhattan uses the Independent School Management Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST), to provide a need-based financial aid analysis which ensures
Admissions Director
Debby Hirschman
Admissions Associate
Tymothy Jaddock


Total Sports Offered
2 sports

School Notes

  • Welcome to a place where curiosity rules. Where children learn to honor timeless traditions and think for themselves. Where they're encouraged to ask bold questions, confront paradoxes and discover new connections. Where critical inquiry feels like fun, and lights go on in unexpected ways.Welcome to a place where students see links between Moses and Macbeth, anthropology and architecture, biology and Bible. Where children understand empathy so deeply that they relate to characters -- real and fictional -- across every era in time and draw guidance from them for living today. Welcome to a place where everything feels accessible, nothing is off-limits and students yearn to engage the world. Welcome to Schechter Manhattan.Engage the Mind. Engage the World.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Schechter Manhattan cost?
Schechter Manhattan's tuition is approximately $387,000 for private students.
What sports does Schechter Manhattan offer?
Schechter Manhattan offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Soccer.
When is the application deadline for Schechter Manhattan?
The application deadline for Schechter Manhattan is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 140 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $387,000
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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