The Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan is a vibrant and growing independent coeducational K-8 Jewish elementary and middle school committed to the principle that the most meaningful and successful learning happens when students are active learners. Our mission is to ignite within our students a passion for learning and a commitment to translating ideas into meaningful action.Through inquiry, close reading, and thoughtful debate across the academic disciplines, our students become independent learners and powerful communicators.
They cultivate their Jewish identities through joyful prayer, exploration of the Torah's wisdom, mastery of Hebrew, and participation in Jewish life.
They engage, support, and challenge one another as members of a collaborative, caring community.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.
The school is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and holds an Absolute Charter from the New York State Board of Regents.
In addition, it is a member of the New York Guild of Independent Schools, the Parents League, and the Educational Records Bureau.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $387,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 2 / rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1996

Student Body

Total Students
146 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Solomon Schechter School Of Manhattan Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 2 / 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
Janet Barzilay
Admissions Associate
Abby Harrington

Sports

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 paradox 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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 146 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $387,000
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 2 / rolling

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