Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford opened its doors for the new school year with159 students, a three-year high. “We have an amazing number of new students this year,” said Admissions Director Sara Steiner, “We’re proud to say that there is at least one new student in every class, from Early Childhood 2 through 7th grade.”
“The growth of our school is a testament to the strength of Schechter’s integrated General and Judaic studies curriculum and the warmth of our community,” said Head of School Rabbi Elliot Goldberg.
During the new school year, Schechter is working on a number of initiatives to enrich its educational program including integrating the Reggio Emilia approach into our Early Childhood Program. Other initiatives include redesigning the Science program around the National Academy of Science's Framework for Science Education and integrating instructional elements of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) methodology into our curriculum. Solomon Schechter is also piloting a new Hebrew Language program into EC4, Kindergarten and 1st grade as well as enhancing the use of 21st century tools including technology and digital media.
The Solomon Schechter Day School provides an integrated curriculum in General and Judaic Studies creating lifelong learners, critical thinkers and passionate leaders who are committed to the Jewish community and to the world at large. For information about mid-year Early Childhood enrollment or about applying the 2013-14 school year, please contact Sara Steiner at email@example.com.