Student Life

At Solomon Schechter Day School, we ignite our students' Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world. Our outstanding faculty and staff live this mission every single day of the year. From the Ginsburg Solomon Schechter Early Childhood Center in Skokie through Sager Solomon Schechter (K-8) in Northbrook, we offer a stimulating experience for children to grow cognitively, socially and emotionally.

The happy sounds of children in the classrooms, hallways, daily prayer, and everywhere in between, tell the story. At Schechter, students are on a journey to discover who they are, and what that means. The pride they have in their heritage is infectious.

Putting Schechter's Values in Action
Through our character education program, Derech Eretz: Walking the Path of Jewish Values, students, faculty, and staff learn and live important Jewish values, while gaining a deeper understanding of how to use language and actions to build relationships.

Those relationships are further strengthened through our Tribes program, where everyone at Schechter—students, faculty and staff alike—are assigned to one of 24 Tribes for gathering and activities throughout the year. Students remain in the same Tribe until they graduate, and kindergarteners are added into the established groups each year to build community.

More than Academic Strength. The Strength of Identity.
Schechter graduates emerge as knowledgeable Jews and creative thinkers who can respect diverse ideas and opinions, feel passionately about Israel, advocate for themselves and important causes, and use their knowledge and skills to enrich the world.
Many things make being a Schechter student special: we are a K-8 school that values Tribes activities across the grades, we have a special that lets us interact with Keshet students, we start studying Talmud, we go to Washington, our musical is partially in Hebrew and we have a coed soccer team.

-Sager 8th Grade Student
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