Madregot Program: Transitioning to Schechter After Kindergarten

Stepping Up to a Jewish Education

Every year, Schechter welcomes an average of two dozen students in first through eighth grades. Faculty, staff members and fellow students are committed to helping new students feel at home at Schechter

New students in Grades 1-8 come to Schechter with a wide range of academic backgrounds, general and Judaic. Transfer students and their families hail from all over the country and the world, from Boston and other local public schools as well as other private institutions.

We are proud to offer differentiated instruction that opens doors to Schechter's unique combination of rich Judaic studies and unparalleled general studies program. Schechter welcomes students with little or nor Hebrew background.

Families are invited to visit Schechter for a tour and interview. As part of the admission process, prospective transfer students spend a day at Schechter shadowing a grade-level Schechter buddy and experiencing a vibrant, energetic typical school day. During this visit, prospective students are assessed by one of our faculty members in general and Judaic studies.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please contact Stephanie Maroun, Admission Officer, at 617-630-4625.

RSVP for an Upcoming Open House or Visit 

"When I came to Schechter in 6th grade, I was nervous because I didn’t know anyone. The moment I stepped through the doors, I knew I’d fit in right away because the kids treated me like family. Schechter has become my second home." - Ben Schwartz '14


"My initial phone call with Schechter's Admission Office put me at ease. The warmth and openness of the admission officers made us feel so welcome and they made it a point to get to know my child and what we were looking for so that they could be most helpful." - Schechter parent

Apply for Admission

Gan Shelanu
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-630-4535
Shaller Campus - Lower School
Gosman Building
60 Stein Circle, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-964-7765 F: 617-964-8693
Shoolman Campus – Upper School
Marcus Building
125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459
P: 617-928-9100 F: 617-928-9108

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