Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

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The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston is an independent Jewish day school that offers a primary education in general and Jewish studies for children 18 months through eighth-grade. Schechter is the largest preschool through eighth-grade New England Jewish day school with two campuses located in Newton, Massachusetts, less than 5 miles west of Boston. The school is affiliated with the Schechter Network.

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  • 1800 graduates since 1961.
  • Average class size is 18 (Class size capped at 24).
  • Teacher to student ratio is 1:8 [1]
  • Head Master: Rabbi Elliot Goldberg
  • Founded in 1961


The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston was established in 1961 and is named after Solomon Schechter. In 54 years, the school has grown to educate close to 500 students per year, drawing from more than 35 communities in the greater Boston area.


An egalitarian school affiliated with Conservative Judaism, Schechter serves a diverse and pluralistic Jewish community throughout Greater Boston. The school is nationally accredited by the Schechter Network and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE). It is also affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.


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