Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago

Tel: (847)498-2100
  • 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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Solomon Schechter Day Schools (SSDS)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, language based and more
Year Founded1962
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students512 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 31%
Students by GradeSolomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
54%
Average Class Size18 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
50%

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Paddle Tennis, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
GolfPaddle Tennis,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art

School Notes

  • 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.

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