Vision

Generations of engaged Jewish citizens who make our community and world a better place.

Core Values


Exemplary / Dugma / דו גמא

We are committed to providing an education that weaves the best of general studies and Judaic studies in an integrated program that is the benchmark against which Jewish day school programs are measured. We value the uniqueness and worth of every individual. Our school emphasizes respect, dignity, inclusiveness, and co passion. We nurture the health, safety, and well-being of every member of our community.

Journey / Masa / מסע

Schechter welcomes and partners with parents to encourage and support their children and families throughout their Schechter journey. We also promote a love of learning in our students, and create opportunities for children, parents, families, educators, and volunteers to engage in life-long learning and growth.

Celebration / Simcha / שמחה

A Jewish life is a joyous life. SSDS provides a joyful learning environment for children, families, and educators. Jewish holidays and life cycle events are an opportunity for everyone to come together to celebrate and experience the richness of Jewish life.
Israel / Yisrael / ישראל

Through Hebrew language education and immersion in Israeli culture, Schechter personalizes for its students the American Jewish connection to Israel, instilling a passionate, lasting commitment to, and a sense of responsibility for, the State of Israel.

Community / Kehillah / קהילה

Schechter is a community of students, families, educators, donors, and volunteer leaders who support each other through times of joy and sorrow, forging life-long bonds of friendship based on a shared commitment to each other and to Jewish life and learning.

Responsibility / Achrayut / אחרי ות

As Jews, we are all responsible for one another. This sense of responsibility begins with, and extends beyond, our SSDS community and includes giving tzedakah and improving our world responsibility for, the State of Israel.


A partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.

We appreciate the generous assistance provided by the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation Seventh Grade Scholarship Program for our Schechter families.  Solomon Schechter Day School accepts students and parents of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.

Administrative Office
: 3210 Dundee Road  Northbrook, IL 60062  847.498.2100