Student body: 427 children, ages 18 months through eighth grade
Average class size: 15 students
Teacher/student ratio: 1:8
Early Childhood Program: 8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with early drop-off and extended day programs available
Lower School: 8:10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Upper School Grades 4-5: 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
Upper School Grades 6-8: 8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m. Monday and Friday; 8:00 a.m.-4:05 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.
November-February, Friday dismissal time: 2:00 p.m. for grades K-3 and 2:10 p.m. for grades 4-8.
Extended Day: available for all ages until 6:00 p.m. (earlier for grades K-8 on Fridays, November-March)
Gan Shelanu offers a play-based program with both English and Hebrew-speaking certified early chlidhood specialists.
Kindergarten and grade 1 - students have one full-time teacher who incorporates Hebrew, Torah, Jewish holidays and customs within the school day.
In grades 2-5, students spend half the day with the general studies teacher and half with the Judaic studies teacher.
In grades 6-8, students are on a middle school schedule, where they change classrooms for each subject.
Students' home communities:
Schechter families come from over two dozen cities and towns, including Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Framingham, Natick, Needham and Newton; hail from almost 30 different countries of origin; and, represent a wide-range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Schechter is a member of the Schechter Day School Network. Although affiliated with the Conservative movement, Schechter welcomes families from across the entire spectrum of Jewish observance and practice.
Member of Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools
Accredited by and member of the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE)
Member of the National Association for Independent Schools (NAIS).
Beneficiary agency of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP)
Partner of Jewish Vocational Services (JVS).