Head of School

Welcome to Solomon Schechter Day School! I am excited to share our incredible school and community with you and I believe that what you find will surprise, inspire and excite you.

As you explore our school virtually, you will come to know the values that guide us:

  • Chochma: Wisdom
  • Klal Yisrael: Community, and
  • Lev Tov: Good Heart

Drawing on 3,000 years of Jewish thinking and learning, these values are infused in every part of our day and in every decision we make.

At Schechter, we honor students and families by accepting their life experiences and supporting them on their journeys. Students at Schechter foster a personal connection to Judaism through exploration and learning, which ultimately helps them formulate their own complex identities.

From the strength of this foundation, we developed a stellar academic program grounded in the belief that every individual has the power to impact their community and the world. At Schechter, we begin with each child. We appreciate children — their curiosity, interests and the rich experiences each one brings to our community. It is our imperative to help each student find meaning in his/her learning.

Ours is a dynamic and progressive education, focusing on: problem solving; critical thinking and text analysis; artistic expression; and a personalized approach. Each year we graduate students who are bold, creative, compassionate and capable of navigating an ever-changing world.

Schechter’s rich history dates back to 1971 when a group of visionaries founded the Day School. Today, many children of Schechter alumni walk our hallways, reminding us of the power of community and vision.

We believe that our students have the responsibility, obligation and privilege to co-create the world they inhabit. Schechter graduates go on to their next endeavors with the knowledge and wisdom to live meaningful lives and to make a positive impact.

Come visit and see for yourself what an incredible gift a Schechter education is. I look forward to welcoming you.

Andrea RC Kasper
Head of School