Schechter shaped me into the person I am today. All of the teachers really reinforced the idea of respect, love toward Judaism, and being a good person.
- Maddy, Class of 2014
As Reform Jews, we were nervous about the religious aspect, but at Schechter, you are free to practice your religion as you see fit. We don't feel different than and we don't feel any pressure to be "more religious". At the same time, we respect those that are more observant than us and love that there is a place for everyone.
- Jill, Parent
We are beyond thrilled with the rigorous secular education, the community and the spiritual values our children are being taught.
- Jill, Parent
Each week when I read the Friday newsletter I feel great. It makes me proud of what our school, our students, and our faculty and staff accomplish each and every day.
- Jessica, Alumni Parent, Board Chairwoman
I am a proud alum of Schechter and cannot begin to measure the impact it has had on my life. Unlike any other school, Schechter has a focus on high-level thinking and advanced academic skills that go beyond the classroom, but in daily life.
One of the things we love about a Schechter education is the way in which teachers of all disciplines can help students approach a topic from a variety of perspectives. Learn how the Anafim students (grades 1-2) demonstrated the amazing benefits of this process with their unit, “Mi Ani?” (or “All About Me”). The Early Childhood students are starting to delve into their Reggio-inspired projects; discover music along with the Nitzanim students (EC2)! And Lower School science classes are exploring the earth and its surface. Plus, Rabbi Berger shares his thoughts about Parashat Terumah and the meaning of seeking light.
Our middle school students demonstrate tremendous growth when presented with opportunities for leadership. Schechter offers many opportunities throughout the year for them to guide the younger students in special activities. Read about two such recent activities: Yom Ha’Ivrit (Hebrew Day) and the Shevet Group celebration of Tu Bishvat. In addition, learn how science and Makerspace is flourishing with a continuous stream of hands-on learning, including progress on our brand new Scott Shoham Makerspace/Design Studio! Plus, read Rabbi Berger’s thoughts on Parashat Yitro.