Who We Are
Message from our Head of School
At Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, students from nursery through grade 8 have the opportunity to participate in a wonderful educational experience. The goal of the school is to develop each student’s intellectual, ethical and spiritual potential through individualized instruction and recognition of achievements.
In Grades 1-8, social studies, language arts, science, reading and math are taught through textbooks, enrichment materials, learning centers and hands-on activities. Field trips add fun and relevance to the curriculum. Co-curricular programs include physical education, science lab, technology, music, library and art. Solomon Schechter Middle School students benefit from additional courses such as expository writing, Spanish and electives. The use of educational technology enriches the curriculum. In September 2008, Smart Boards were installed in Grades 1-8 classrooms.
In Judaic studies, the subjects taught include Bible, Hebrew language, prayer, customs and traditions, ethics, Talmud, prophets and Israel. The language of instruction is Hebrew. Holiday celebrations and a variety of programs provide students with real life opportunities to use what they have learned.
In November, 2010, the school was pleased to announce that it had won the Optimum Lightpath “Transforming Education with Technology Grant Program.” The funds will be used to help enhance technology use in the classroom.
The Solomon Schechter winning program, “A Digital Passport to Global Cultures,” will use videoconferencing technologies through the internet. The school plans to partner with other schools around the world to work together on specific projects that will include science, history, geography, and current events.
The curriculum’s emphasis on the acquisition of scholarship with values reflects the high standards of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County.
Head of School