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Jewish Day School with Specialized Programs: Meeting Diverse Needs

At Schechter, we deeply value the uniqueness and inherent worth of every individual.

Recognizing that we are all responsible for one another, we strive to cultivate an environment marked by respect, dignity, and compassion. This commitment not only enhances the health, safety, and well-being of every community member but also underscores our dedication to meeting the diverse needs of our students through specialized educational programs.

Inclusive Education and Tailored Support

Our approach to education is inclusive and adaptive. We welcome students with a variety of abilities and learning profiles, working in close collaboration with families to ensure that each student’s unique needs are met. This personalized approach is evident in our partnership with Keshet, a respected organization that supports children with special needs. Together, we have developed an innovative integrated Kindergarten program that exemplifies our commitment to inclusion.

At Schechter, we provide a safe, inclusive, and accepting environment for all, including members of the LGBTQ+ community. We celebrate diversity, actively embracing and welcoming Jews of color, learning profiles, and ensure non-discrimination in our hiring practices across various demographics including race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, or disability.

Tailoring Instruction to Individual Needs

Understanding that each child is a unique individual and developing learner, our educational approach is customized. Instruction is tailored to the individual needs, abilities, and readiness of each student. Differentiated instruction lies at the heart of our learning model, facilitated by a carefully designed schedule that supports extensive push-in and pull-out models, leveled classes, and small-group learning. This structure provides ample opportunities for both intervention and extension, ensuring that every student receives the support they need to thrive.

Our comprehensive student support team includes mental health professionals, special education and ELL teachers, a designated Hebrew teacher for transfer students, as well as Judaic Studies and Hebrew Language Coordinators, and a General Studies Student Growth Coordinator.

Emphasis on Social-Emotional Learning

Recognizing the critical role of social and emotional learning in student development, Schechter integrates a research-based social-emotional curriculum that aligns with Jewish values. This curriculum empowers students with the necessary skills to understand themselves and others better, manage emotions, demonstrate empathy, establish supportive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

We operate under the philosophy that students do well if they can. This is supported through positive relationships, clear expectations, student engagement, and collaborative problem-solving, all of which help position our students for success.

Fostering a Lifelong Community

More than just a school, Schechter is a community for life. From their first day, we nurture students’ sense of connection and belonging. This begins each morning with a gathering in their Kehillah (homeroom), and continues throughout the day as they engage in grade-level activities such as t’fillah (prayer), lunch, recess, and physical education.

Our commitment to community extends beyond daily routines through innovative programs like our Tribe system. This school-wide initiative connects students, faculty, and staff across all grades, from kindergarten through 8th grade. It offers younger students the chance to form friendships with their older peers and provides older students opportunities to develop leadership skills. Celebrating holidays and participating in school-wide events further cements these bonds, creating a cohesive and supportive school community.


At Schechter, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive, inclusive education that meets the diverse needs of our students. By embracing each student’s individuality and providing tailored educational experiences, we prepare them not only for academic success but also for meaningful, empathetic engagement with the world around them. As a community, we continue to strive towards a more inclusive, understanding, and compassionate world, starting with our very own students.

Schechter is not just a school; it’s a community where every member is valued, supported, and encouraged to succeed. Here, we not only meet diverse educational needs—we celebrate them, ensuring that every student has the opportunity to thrive both academically and personally.

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