The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston is a K-8 co-educational Jewish day school located in Newton Centre, Massachusetts.
60 Stein Circle
Newton, MA 02459
125 Wells Avenue
Newton, MA 02459
|Student body:||465 girls and boys in grades K-8|
|Average class size:||15 students|
|School day:||Lower School hours are 8:10 am-3:00 pm
Grades 4-5 hours are 8:00 am-3:10 pm
Grades 6-8 hours are 8:00 am-4:05 pm Monday-Thursday, and 8:00 am-3:10 pm on Friday.
From November-February, Friday dismissal time is 2:00 pm for grades K-3 and 2:10 pm for grades 4-8.
|Educational schedule:||Kindergarten students have one full-time teacher who incorporates Hebrew, Torah, Jewish holidays and customs within the school day.
In grades 1-5, students spend half the day with the secular teacher and half with the Judaic studies teacher.
Grades 6-8 are on a middle school schedule, where they change classrooms for each subject. Approximately 50% of the day is spent learning secular subjects, and 50% on Judaic subjects.
|Facilities:||Schechter owns both its campuses. The Upper School was constructed in 1995 and underwent a multi-million dollar renovation in 2010 to include a state-of-the art library and media center, PolyVision eno and SMART Boards for classrooms, and redesigned music and art studios. The Lower School was renovated in 2002 and a new Math Technology Classroom was added during the summer of 2010. Both facilities are air conditioned and include classrooms with computers in each room; science labs, art and music studios; small group learning spaces; libraries and teacher resource centers; gymnasiums, outdoor playgrounds and athletic fields. The Lower School has a kindergarten wing with a large group rotunda area and a separate outside playground for kindergarten students.
The school’s outdoor fields, indoor gymnasiums, multi-purpose rooms and classrooms are available for rental to such organizations as sports leagues and summer camps. For information, contact Liz Chesarone at 617-928-9100 x 4520 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Students’ home communities:||SSDS students live in more than two dozen Greater Boston communities, including Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Needham, and Newton.|
|Affiliations:|| Solomon Schechter Day of Greater Boston is hosted at the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) website. Although affiliated with the Conservative movement, Schechter welcomes families from across the entire spectrum of Jewish observance and practice.
Member of the Schechter Day School Network
Accredited by and member of the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Beneficiary agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP)