Support Services at Schechter

Proud Partner of the Gilda and Fred Slifka Family Day School Inclusion Initiative

We recognize that every student learns differently and represents an extraordinary and unique combination of skills and growth areas, personality and passion. Schechter boasts a robust constellation of in-house support, enrichment and social/emotional programming including:

  • Director of Support Services/School Psychologist
  • Inclusion Facilitator - beginning Summer 2019
  • Reading Specialists
  • Math Coach for Support and Enrichment
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Hebrew Coach
  • Hebrew Support Specialist
  • Hebrew Enrichment Specialist
  • English Language Learners (ELL) Support Specialist


Last spring, Schechter was honored to be selected as one of two local Jewish day school recipients of the Alfred and Gilda Slifka Family Day School Inclusion Initiative.

In partnership with Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, the Slifka Inclusion Initiative paves the way for admitting new students with learning needs or challenges that were historically beyond the school’s reach.

The inclusion programming, now welcoming students for the 2019-2020 school year, will be led by a dedicated inclusion facilitator and a team of seasoned faculty, special educators and coordinating service providers which may include speech and language pathologists, occupational and behavioral therapists and psychologists. With the advent of augmented services under the Slifka grant, Schechter will welcome students with academic, social/emotional and/or behavioral needs such as anxiety, ADHD, high functioning autism or similar diagnoses.

Students will benefit from the inclusion programming by spending as much of the school day as possible in classrooms with support as needed from faculty and staff members either in small groups, one-on-one or one-on-two settings.

For more information, please complete this form or if you would like to reach our admission office directly:

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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