History of the School


Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, named after the founder of modern Conservative Judaism, is one of a growing number of Jewish Day Schools affiliated with the United Synagogue of America. The school was established in 1979 by a group of dedicated parents and community leaders.

As enrollment increased, the Solomon Schechter facility grew from the original main building of six classrooms to the addition of six classrooms in modern, modular units. The modular units were attached to the main building in 1998. In the spring of 1999, a new building extension was completed. The new, expanded Solomon Schechter building now boasts 16 classrooms, a dedicated Library, Technology Lab, Science Lab, Nurse’s Office, Music & Art Room, Faculty Lounge, Office Suite, Kitchen, and a beautiful Gym/All-purpose Room. In September 2000, the new Solomon Schechter Middle School was launched, and in June 2003, we celebrated our first eighth-grade graduation. In September 2006, we opened our first Nursery class for 3-year-old students.

The success of our school and our students is due to our philosophy: Solomon Schechter Day School is committed to the idea of an integrated general and Judaic curriculum that provides a high quality education in a challenging and supportive environment.

The dual curriculum of Solomon Schechter Day School seeks to produce well-educated and ethical individuals. The combination of general and Judaic Studies prepares students for success at advanced levels of study and lays the foundation for their participation in the Jewish, American and world community.

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