Academics

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The Power of Asking Questions

What better way for students to learn to ask good questions than from those with primary experiences? As part of our inquiry-based approach, Schechter regularly welcomes leading scientists, politicians, philanthropists, artists, musicians, and writers who give students a first-hand look into a topic of study. 

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Early Childhood: Gan (3's) - Kindergarten

Warm, child-centered, play-based environment, with a rich, integrated secular and Jewish curriculum including learning to play chess and violin to spark early cognitive development, such as abstract reasoning skills, spatial intelligence, and improved memory.

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Lower School: First - Fifth Grade

Strong secular and Jewish academics develop the whole child using Responsive Classroom. Our approach empowers students to learn positive social and emotional skills for academic success, to build community, and foster a sense of belonging and individual competence.

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Middle School: Sixth - Eighth Grade

As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, we provide a hands-on, collaborative learning experience that prepares students to be problem-solvers and global citizens for the next steps in their academic journey and beyond.

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Finding the "On-Switch"

We are guided by providing the least restrictive, most positive learning environment for our students. By creating pathways of meaningful, engaging learning, we help students recognize their unique strengths and individual styles.

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Making it Real

Hebrew is taught as the living language of the Jewish people. Our interdisciplinary aproach gives students a way to reach beyond school walls, to access Jewish texts and traditions, and to provide a framework for them to connect to modern Israeli culture and current events.

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