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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Currently, most people answered Strongly agree (5 responses)
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Do you feel this school develops compassion, caring, and empathy in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops persistence, grit, and determination in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Just right (4 responses)
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Currently, most people answered Very effective (4 responses)
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Solomon Schechter Day School 5

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
SSDS provides a warm, safe and nurturing environment where children are inspired daily. Teachers instill a thirst for learning and creativity using current "best practices" as well as up-to-date technology. Outstanding leadership filters down to staff and students. The duel curriculum encourages children to learn about Judaism, Israel and the world at large. Our family has children enrolled from Pre-K to middle school and we are thrilled with the quality of the entire program.

Solomon Schechter Day School 5

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
I will never forget when my, now, second grader visited Schechter in kindergarten. She had the privilege of being in class for the release of the butterflies. Later that day the teacher sent me a picture of her face, full of wonder, releasing a butterfly. I thought to myself - that is engagement. It has continued in this way ever since.


Solomon Schechter Day School 5

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
Schechter recently adopted a Reader's and Writer's workshop model in Language arts. This structure allows for differentiated instruction and each child gets exactly what they need. My second grader is reading well above grade level.

Solomon Schechter Day School
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
Teachers and Administrators think about how to connect each student and their family to the school. Schechter is a school that has a pluralistic feel. Everyone who attends is accommodated so that they feel comfortable. The teachers are always looking at best practices and using them in their lessons.

Solomon Schechter Day School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
Schechter knows the current research in education does not support significant amount of homework in elementary school and only nominal amounts in middle school.


Solomon Schechter Day School
Develops grit: Strongly agree

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
Our staff members take a lot of time and interest in students ensuring that every student has at least one adult that they see as a safe place to talk about challenges in academics and social relationships.

Solomon Schechter Day School
Develops respect: Strongly agree

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
Schechter develops respect between individuals and also respect for learning. Students at a very young age are learning ancient texts and making connections. They understand character development in books and in real life.

Solomon Schechter Day School
Develops empathy: Strongly agree

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
As an Early Childhood through Eighth grade school, Schechter encourages cross grade level interactions. Our older students engage and support our younger ones and we find that our younger students provide just as much learning for their older counterparts. It is beautiful so see students of all ages caring for one another.


Solomon Schechter Day School
Develops honesty: Strongly agree

Posted June 28, 2016
- a parent
The three core values at Schechter are Wisdom, Community and having a good heart. All decisions at the school are made with these values in mind. Students also get practice each and everyday with these values. They have lockers in middle school and not one student feels the need to lock their personal belongings.

Solomon Schechter Day School 5

Posted June 27, 2016
- a community member
SSDS of West Hartford graduates students who are bright, inquisitive, feel passionate about the world around them, and excel in high school. They are also committed to their heritage and to improving the world around them.

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Solomon Schechter Day School
26 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford, CT  06107
(860) 561-0700
Last modified Solomon Schechter Day School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
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