Shaare Shamayim Preschool And Kindergarten

Congregations of Shaare Shamayim offers comprehensive preschool and kindergarten programs in Northeast Philadelphia.
Our program is committed to providing a highly regarded educational foundation while combining life skills and values to ensure a smooth, easy, and successful transition to elementary school.
Our program emphasizes the development of the “whole child” by recognizing the need for allowing each child to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically at their own pace.
We encourage the development of life skills such as sharing, personal responsibility, positive interactions, respecting rights of others, and conflict resolution, which are formed and developed during these years.
We are instilling valuable Jewish values as we teach our children that they can help to heal the world one good deed at a time.
Our goal is to accomplish all of the above in a warm, supportive, accepting, safe, nurturing, and stimulating educational environment.
Our staff of dedicated and experienced teaching professionals has been carefully selected to meet the individual needs of young children.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Learning Difference Programs
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Shaare Shamayim Preschool And Kindergarten Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Classroom Dress Code

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Sherri Herschfeld

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