Different Learning Styles.

Same Dedicated Support.

When children learn in a way that works for them, they develop a lifelong love of learning. Since all students learn differently, there is a need for creating a variety of teaching methods to best reach each student. Schechter understands this concept, and has built a strong differentiated learning support program to best accommodate individual student needs.

Schechter students are able to reach their highest potential through differentiated curriculum, instruction, and rigorous classroom experiences. Our teachers differentiate instruction by changing the content, process, and product to ensure appropriate challenge and support for the full range of learners in a classroom. This also involves ongoing assessment, adjustment to lessons, and flexible grouping to meet the needs of students.

Our outstanding faculty and extensive learning resource team, with guidance from our Instructional Coach/Accelerated Learning Coordinator, have received advanced training to meet the needs of diverse learners. Our robust student support team consists of a full-time K-4 psychologist, a full-time grades 5-8 social worker, 5 special education teachers, an ELL teacher, and an Ulpan teacher for students new to the Hebrew language. Our resource team and faculty support and extend learning through push-in and pull-out models and small-group centers.

We rely on a variety of measures, including classroom performance, and informal, formative, and standardized assessments to provide the concrete data necessary to make effective instructional decisions and to make sure each student continues to thrive.

Beyond the Judaic education, Schechter provided the foundation for me to discover my passion for math and science. The teachers encouraged my curiosity and motivated me to pursue the subjects that I enjoy.

–Jonah Harris, SSDS ‘07, Structural Engineer, HBK Engineering BS in Civil Engineering, Tufts University 
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