Extra-Curricular Enrichment

Schechter students explore their many interests through our diverse After School Enrichment Program. Three 10-week sessions are offered over the course of the academic year.

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Contact Karen Shakun at 860-561-0700 or kshakun@ssds-hartford.org.

Previous Programs

Actors on Stage

Schechter serves as a satellite location for Playhouse on Park, so students can participate in the professional theater group’s Young Actors class on their own campus.

Art Studio

Run by Schechter’s own visual arts educator, Rhiannon Van Bindsbergen, the Art Studio provides students an additional opportunity to explore and develop their skills in the visual arts.

Mad Science

An interactive science program that explores a variety of topics including rocketry, magnets, polymers, and even the science of toys. The program is lead by a Mad Science educator.


Known as “a space to make things,” MakerSpace stimulates students’ sense of exploration and wonder as they work with a variety of equipment and materials including 3D printers, sewing machines, makey makey sets, cardboard, textiles, tools, and more.

Math Club

The Math Club, which is open to students in grades 3-5, provides an additional opportunity for students to think deeply about mathematics. They tackle challenging logic problems and participate in the Math Olympiad.

Scorpion Singers

The Schechter choir is open to students in grades 3-8*. The Scorpion Singers perform at school and community functions, with an array of Hebrew, English, Yiddish, Latino, Israeli, and Jewish-American music. Auditions are not required.

Sewing Club

Students in grades 3-8 can participate in the Sewing Club, which evolved from student interest. Sewing club participants shop together to choose fabric in order to create three personalized projects.


Open to students in grades 4-8, the Robotics Club challenges students to build a robot. Working independently, they analyze, test, and troubleshoot their way to success. Students work with VEX EDR materials and VEX IQ materials.

*Students in grade two may be considered on an individual basis