Upper School (Grades 4-8)
At the Upper School, our faculty members support and encourage the academic, social, emotional, spiritual and physical growth of our students. Our program is rigorous. Students passionately ask profound questions to hone their understanding of the world and their insights into the human spirit. Upper School students develop time management skills, good organization and focused study habits. Beginning in fifth grade, students take national standardized assessments and consistently score in the 95th percentile or higher.
The hallways are alive with the spirited sounds of vibrant conversations and laughter mingling with music drifting out from any one of our student choirs or bands. On the field and in the gym students bring out the competitive and collaborative spirit in each other. Signature grade-level programs include an experiential overnight science week, a trip to Washington, D.C. and the eighth grade Israel Study Tour. From grades four through eight, students experiment, explore and begin to galvanize the habits of mind, heart and spirit that make them who they will be as adults.
"Everything I wanted for my four children I found at Schechter. It's a real community, a family. The teachers know my kids and the education is inspiring and rigorous, incremental and age-appropriate." - Schechter parent